Checklist for Your Home Holiday Gatherings

    Do you have guests arriving at your home any minute? Are you nervous about forgetting something? Use this last minute checklist to ensure that you have everything you need for a successful gathering at your home this year!

    To get the guest bedroom(s) ready:

    – Wash and change the sheets.

    – Make sure your guests can easily access a phone changer.

    – Set towels out for your guests.

    – Place bottles of water in their room.

    – Put a box of tissues out.

    – Have a spare key made if they will be coming and going.

    – Test out the mattress to ensure it is still comfortable.

    – Place extra pillows and blankets in an accessible location.

    – Make room in the closet for hanging clothes.

    – Make room in their bedroom for a suitcase.

    – Place extra toiletries in the bathroom.

    – Put out a list of activities for them to take part in if they’ll be out and about.

    – Write down the wi-fi password, the alarm code and other pertinent information.

    To get the kitchen ready:

    – Beforehand, get a list of food allergies or aversions from your guests.

    – Ask about any special dishes or utensils you might need for them, especially if they have kids.

    – Stock staples like coffee, creamer and snacks, even if you normally don’t drink those things or keep them in the kitchen.

    – Plan your menu ahead of time so your guests will know what to expect.

    – Do your shopping ahead of time so you don’t have to shop while your guests are there.

    – Have plenty of snacks and heartier items available to eat at all times.

    To take care of all the extras:

    – Have plenty of reading materials on hand for your guests.

    – Put out cozy blankets and offer plenty of places to sit.

    – Put in nightlights around your home so your guests area comfortable getting around at night.

    – Make sure you have holiday guests for everyone on your list if you are exchanging them.

    – Consider offering wrapping paper and bags for your guests if they need to wrap presents once they arrive.

     

    How do you get ready for holiday guests in your home?

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