With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the holiday season is in full swing. Not to mention all the other holidays that are coming up in December. For many of us, this marks a time for hosting holiday guests. Whether you’re the Martha Stewart of the family or a newcomer to hosting, having people over can be a stressful ordeal. In today’s blog, we have everything you need to know to accommodate visitors and get through the holidays like a pro.
Prep dishes beforehand
Your kitchen will most likely be the most utilized room in your home during this time. When you only have one oven, sink, and fridge, it’s smart to prep food in advance. Once you’ve come up with a set menu, see what you can get started on early. This can be freezable soups, ready-to-bake cookies, or making your main dish the night before. This will help take the load off your shoulders and ensure that you can focus on spending time with your visitors instead of cooking all day.
Schedule routine maintenance
With extra people coming over, you’ll want to make sure that all your systems and appliances are in order. The last thing you want to discover is a clogged drain or malfunctioning heater the day your guests arrive. Not only will this be a headache to deal with, but it could make your guests uncomfortable. Schedule maintenance with a trusted plumbing and HVAC technician near you.
Get the guest room ready
You can make your guests feel right at home by adding these special touches:
Clear up space in the closet for your visitors’ bags.
Add fresh bed sets with extra pillows and blankets.
Provide them with entertainment such as a book, magazine, or TV.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a dedicated guest room. You can still add these touches to the sofa out in the living room or the air mattress in your office. You can also purchase a folding screen and give them a little more privacy.
Start stocking up on extra snacks, food, and beverages that your guests can help themselves to. If you want to be a little “extra,” you can get their favorites and surprise them with it. This thoughtful detail will make them feel extra appreciated.
Enjoy your time
The day is finally here, and all your hard work has paid off! It’s now time to eat, drink, and be merry with the company of loved ones. Enjoy this special time and have fun celebrating all the festivities.
Contact the name you can trust
Here at Edco, we want to make sure you and your home are well prepared for the holiday season. If you are in the Oklahoma City area and need assistance with your heating, cooling, and plumbing needs, contact us online or give us a call at (405) 400-0485.