It’s okay to admit that while the holidays are typically a time of joyous celebration with family and friends, they can also be a bit stressful because of the number of guests coming and going.
Although you can’t fix that entire upstairs bathroom in time for the approaching holiday season, small home decor refreshes here and there can make a huge difference toward making your guests comfortable throughout the holidays (even those unexpected 1 a.m. visits from the in-laws).
Here are 10 ways to get your home guest ready ahead of the holidays, and don’t forget to sign up for our Full Carts, Can’t Lose email to stay on top of the best sales each week.
1 Make your doorway the gateway to hospitality
2 Create extra storage space with a coat rack
Get this one for less than $30 at Wayfair.
3 Avoid basic questions guests are afraid to ask
Instead of having your guests read the house rules or wifi password off some crumpled piece of paper, get this inexpensive and customizable chalkboard from Etsy to display all the answers to questions that guests may have.
4 Create a toiletry kit for guests
You can put one together for each guest, or you can buy this pre-made one on Amazon.
5 Cozy up their private space
6 Accessorize with a new dining set
New, but inexpensive, dining ware can make all the difference when it comes to setting the table for the holidays. Get this flatware set at Food52.
7 Fill your home with holiday scents
These diffusers last longer than a candle and you can get a variety of essential oils. Get it on Amazon.
8 Get into the holiday spirit
Get this pine garland at Wayfair.
9 Save space with storage hacks
10 Personalize each guest's experience
Shop these place cards on Etsy here.
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