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How to Prepare for Holiday Hosting Like a Pro

December 07, 2022 6 min. read
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Without a doubt, Christmas is the favorite holiday for millions of people around the world. However, preparing your house for the upcoming holiday can be pretty hectic, especially when there are so many other things to take care of!

With our tips, though, not only will you be able to get things done on time, but you will also make your house truly festive by decorating it in accordance with the Christmas trends 2022/23. Let’s dive in!

1. Declutter

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A clean house is a happy house. So, the first thing to do when preparing your home for the holidays is to tidy up. If you start early, you’ll save a lot of precious time and have less mess to tackle when the party's over and all your guests have gone home. To make it less of a chore, start cleaning one room at a time. 

Kitchens and living rooms are usually the most high-traffic areas in any home, so it’s a good idea to start there. Declutter countertops and drawers and stash away appliances that won’t be used. This will give your kitchen a neat look and free up some space for cooking. Prepare the utensils, plates, bowls, cups, and glasses needed for the party and wash them.

Also, put slipcovers on your old furniture to make it holiday-ready. If you have lots of clothes that you no longer wear, and you don’t know where to store them, now is the best time to donate them. 

2. Cook Ahead

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You won’t be overwhelmed with cooking if you cook ahead of time. Moreover, there are dishes such as Christmas puddings and cakes that should be made at least a few days in advance to bring out their best flavor. Plus, there’s nothing stopping you from preparing sausage meat and other dishes earlier — they freeze perfectly and can be quickly reheated when the Big Day comes. 

3. Prepare a Guest Room

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You don’t need to splurge on a new bedding set or anything like that to make your guest room feel welcoming. Just dust, vacuum the floors, put on freshly-washed bedspreads and bed frame covers, and deck the room with a garland for a festive touch. At the end of the day, most people don’t expect your home to look like a luxury hotel, and the only thing that matters is how comfortable they feel. 

4. Decorate

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Rather than decorating your whole house, which can hit quite hard on your wallet, focus on the rooms where the party will take place. Deck your stairs or walls with lighted garlands, put Christmas door hangers on, maybe some foliage on the mantelpiece, and place winter-scented candles in between the arrangements for a light holiday touch.

To up the ante and spread the holiday theme throughout your home, you can also throw a Christmas-colored blanket and cushion slipcovers over your sofa, which will instantly give your living room a festive look!

5. Focus on Big Details 

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With all the fuss that decorating your home for Christmas involves, it’s easy to forget about things that really matter. After all, it’s not just the food and Christmas tree that make the day. 

The main thing is that people who love each other can get together and have a good time. So you may want to focus on that and, instead of paying hundreds of bucks on decorations, plan holiday activities to entertain your guests! 

6. Go With Budget-Friendly Makeover

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As mentioned, you don’t need to be extravagant to get your home ready for the holidays. There are many simple things that can help set a festive atmosphere without costing you a fortune. 

For example, you can elevate your old felt stockings by simply adding embroidery to them, which can be easily done by everyone, even with basic sewing skills. If you're feeling crafty, you can adorn your old Christmas baubles with sequins, glitter, and whatnot using a simple glue gun. Or you can just layer your home with cozy slipcovers that will transform your dwelling into a winter wonderland. 

Getting your home ready for the guests may seem hectic, but it won’t be as long as you stick with the Christmas decor ideas we’ve shared with you. Just make sure that you don’t cram all these steps in one week, and you will have the best holiday ever! 


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