The holidays are a time for family and friends to come together. Good food, gifts and visits from old friends make this an especially magical time of year. When the festivities happen to be at your house, however, there is an extra element involved with holiday preparations: the home! Your house is actually your best tool when it comes to creating a company-ready space. Here are our best tips to get your home organized just in time for the holidays so you can enjoy more time with houseguests and less time on the house.
Guest Room Guidance
The guest room is often your houseguests’ first impression of the home. It’s tough to sleep on lumpy fold-out beds, especially if your guests have any kind of joint pain or spent a great deal of time traveling recently. Instead, we recommend offering your guests a comfortable, Murphy-style wall bed that blends in to your home décor when it is not in use and can be easily folded out when it is time for bed. We offer both steel and aluminum frames as well as your choice of Queen or King size wall beds for a completely custom fit that can accommodate your loved ones comfortably.
For the most functional pantry, organize everything based on how often it is used. Baking essentials should generally be front and center during holiday season. Similarly, breakfast cereal and coffee grounds should be visible for houseguests who aren’t familiar with the layout of your home. Keep plenty of treats on a low shelf for the kids to discover when they come over!
Be sure to stock up on all the essentials you’ll need for impromptu baking this season. Here’s what’s on our seasonal shopping list to make the holiday even sweeter:
- All-purpose flour
- Granulated sugar
- Brown sugar
- Confectioner’s sugar
- Vanilla extract
All of these items can be kept at room temperature and will last a very long time if stored properly. That organized pantry of yours is about to come in handy!
Ornaments and Décor
Ornaments and decorations should be safely packed away in sturdy, see-through containers when the holidays are over. This should make unpacking decorations the following year easy, clean and safe. Use bubble wrap to pad fragile items and heirlooms. We recommend using overhead garage storage systems to keep these bins out of the way until you need everything again next year.
There are a variety of ways to make your holiday entertaining go smoothly this year. Proper home storage and organization can play a large role in the success of your holiday soiree, so don’t skimp on the things that matter! Are you ready for professional design solutions without any of the work? Locate an Organizers Direct dealer near you today and enjoy an organized home for the holidays.