Ah, the holiday season…
The merriest time of the year filled with fond memories of time well-spent with friends, family, and other loved ones. It is also the time of maintaining family traditions and celebrating the season with joyous cheer.
Truly, there is no place like home, especially for the holiday season. But if you’re the host every year, there is no place like your home for the holiday season. Well, who doesn’t love having their loved ones around for Christmas, Hanukkah or whatever holiday you celebrate (or don’t). It’s the time you spend together that matters.
But behind the scenes of entertaining holiday guests are you, frantically cleaning the guest bedroom. It’s understandable that you want your guests to have a warm and comfortable place to rest their heads. Whether it’s mom ‘n’ pops, extended family or friends, if somebody is staying overnight, we have listed some tips for freshening up the guest room for the holidays.
Get to cleaning right away. Dance the decluttering dance, picking up everything that shouldn’t be in the guest room. Vacuum and/or mop the floors, dust the windows, doors, and furniture. Also, empty out a few drawers or make space in the wardrobe so your guests can hang or put away clothes if they need to.
The same goes for the bathroom.
Visit the local Target or Walmart to get some accent holiday-themed pillows and give the bedding a little makeover. Change the sheets and comforter cover, adding the pillows on top. You can also use winter-themes sheets or ones in holiday colors, etc.
This involves putting a new box of Kleenex, cotton buds, body and hand lotion, an eye mask, etc. Do not neglect the bathroom. Stock up on extra toilet paper, more towels, and a few toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, face wash, etc.) in case they forget theirs or are traveling light.
Now, this is the fun part of freshening up your guest room. Since it’s the holiday season, you know craft stores and other supermarkets will be full of holiday-themed decorations. From string lights to curtains, sheets, throw pillows, baubles, poinsettia flowers, and other small items, you have endless options. If you already have some in storage, it’s high time you pull them out and decorate away.
Give everything a glance-over if your guests have special needs. For instance, if one of your guests uses a wheelchair, make sure everything is accessible to them. If you’re not sure about what they’ll need, you can simply ask your guests before they arrive to make sure they are comfortable during their stay.
If you are going to host kids, make their zone comfortable for them. Maybe you can leave stuffed animals or other toys on the bed to welcome them. You can also place some age-appropriate books and magazines on the bedside table.
Freshening up the walls is not always an option, especially if you start preparing right before the holiday season. But if you have the time, freshening up the walls with paint can transform the room. This can take a long time to do by yourself. Get a professional to do it for you so you can focus on other things to get the guest room and the rest of the house ready.
If you are a resident of Raleigh, North Carolina or nearby, Creative Painting Systems can do the job for you. We’ll help you choose the color and finish of your liking, finishing the job well before the time you start preparing the room for your guests’ arrival. Give us a call at 919-435-6023 to set up a consultation.
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