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3 Easy Tips to Prep Your Home for the Holidays

Prepping doesn't have to be complicated.
Posted: December 04, 2018 by Rebecca Nutt

Hosting parties for the holidays can be tricky - especially if it’s your first time doing so. But no matter how daunting the task know that it is possible to throw a great holiday bash with these simple tips.

If you're looking for more holidays tips and tricks for your home visit our Hearthside Happenings blog!

Organize the Fridge & Clean the Over

If you plan on cooking for holiday guests, now’s the time to start the cleaning prep. Get rid of old food in the fridge and organize it so everything is decluttered. This will also help if guests plan on bringing over any dishes that need to be stored in the fridge. It’s also time to give your oven a deep clean.

Create Space for a Bar

Everyone knows that in order to have a great holiday party, drinks should be involved. (There should also be designated drivers!) As a host, take some responsibility off of yourself by adding a space for people to make their own drinks, that way you don’t have to run around fetching everyone’s drink order.

Homes ID has a list of some easy and unique DIY Bar projects for the creative host or hostess. But if you’re short on time, you can easily make space on a kitchen counter or use a table in your own home.

Set the Table in Advance

Don’t be afraid to set your table ahead of your party! Not only will this take some stress off of you the day your guests arrive, but it will also give your home more of a holiday feel. Add your own personality in your table setting and wow your guests with your holiday spirit.

Need some inspiration? Check out HGTV’s most gorgeous holiday table settings to get you started.

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