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4 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

The holiday season is upon us! This is a wonderful time to spend with family and create new memories that will last forever. With your new custom home all cozy for the holidays, this is the perfect year to host dinner and invite family and close friends to your new home. This is also a great time to clear clutter from guest rooms and to fluff the spare pillows. Here are 4 ways to prepare your home for holiday guests. 

Declutter Your Home

Between work, kids, and everyday life, it can be easy for your home to become cluttered. Use this time to clean out closets and prepare for guests to come. Go room-by-room and wipe down countertops, removing unnecessary items from coffee tables, and placing unused items into storage. This will ensure your home is clean for guests, but also allows you to freshen up your home for the change of season. 


Add Nightlights & Motion Sensor Lights

Although you may be becoming familiar with your new custom built home, it’s important to still keep guests in mind. Purchase nightlights to plug into hallways or bathrooms for some extra light throughout the night. Putting motion sensor lights in the driveway and patios also allows ease during the dark evenings. 


 Open the Entryway

The entryway is where many make their first impression. While decluttering your home, make it a point to focus on the entryway. Clear extra shoes, children’s school papers, or mail lingering on the entryway table. This allows guests to have a location for their coats and shoes. 


A few easy ways to open the entryway include:

  • Placing a new welcome rug on the entrance 
  • Clearing shoes and umbrellas
  • Clearing hooks for coats and scarves 


Make Bathroom Supplies Easily Accessible

Upon the arrival of your guests, ensure all bathroom supplies and toiletries are easy to find. This includes setting out extra toilet paper, hand towels, and bath towels. This can be easily organized by placing the items in baskets for guests to easily locate. Even family members appreciate a warm, welcoming guest experience at your house for the holidays, so extend that extra bit of hospitality this season and prepare to make memories that will last a lifetime!


Contact the friendly staff at Oberer Homes to discuss our services, floor plans, and building options, and set an appointment to meet with a trusted member of our team! 


Feel free to give us a call at 937-531-5505 today!


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