Preparing Your Home For The Holidays Part Two


Last week,  we started preparing for holiday houseguest. We covered ways to prepare the Entrance and Landscape, as well as the Living Room, Bathroom, and Dining Room. This week, we will finish preparing the rest of the house so that you can be prepared to impress your houseguest.

Game Room

  • Check all games and be sure that all necessary materials are available to play each game
  • Provide an adequate way for your players to keep scores while playing the games
  • Set out the remote controls to television sets
  • Be sure to post the rules for the room and how to play each game where they are visible to everyone
  • Provide a snack bucket with snacks for your players
  • Stock the mini refrigerator if applicable
  • Provide a trash can for any trash
  • Pass out or set out some appetizers if you really want to impress your guest

Guest Room

Overnight Guest

  • A great fragrance for first impressions
  • Provide clean fresh bedding
  • Provide a charging area for any electronics
  • Provide a place in the closet for your guest to hang clothing
  • Provide an alarm clock for your guest
  • Set all remotes out for the television and a channel list if possible
  • Write a short welcome note and place it on the bed for your guest and leave travel size soaps and shampoos if you really want to impress your guest


Overnight Guest

  • Stock your pantry with snacks and food
  • Stock the refrigerator with fruit, snacks, meals, and beverages
  • Provide easy access to cups, plates, silverware, and plates
  • Provide meals that are prepared by yourself or by hired help if you really want to impress your guest


  • Spray yard with bug repellent 
  • Provide lounge chairs for your guest to relax
  • Change light bulbs 
  • Provide outdoor games if you really want to impress your guest

We hope you have enjoyed reading about how to prepare your home for the holidays and how to impress your houseguest. We want to wish you all the JOYS of the Holiday Season!

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