How To Get Your Home Guest Ready For The Holidays

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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.

Make your doorway the gateway to hospitality

Brighten up the exterior of your home with a fun wreath, like this <span>red twig wreath from Etsy</span>, and this <span>antler doormat from allmodern.com</span>.
Brighten up the exterior of your home with a fun wreath, like this red twig wreath from Etsy, and this antler doormat from allmodern.com.

Create extra storage space with a coat rack

Get this one for less than $30 at <span>Wayfair</span>.
Get this one for less than $30 at Wayfair.

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 <span>inexpensive and customizable chalkboard from Etsy</span> to display all the answers to questions that guests may have.
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.

Create a toiletry kit for guests

You can put one together for each guest, or you can buy this pre-made one on <span>Amazon</span>.&amp;nbsp;
You can put one together for each guest, or you can buy this pre-made one on Amazon.&nbsp;

Cozy up their private space

Nothing makes a guest feel more at home than comfy sheets. Shop these sateen sheets at <span>Parachute</span>&amp;nbsp;and top it off with this <span>on-sale throw from allmodern.com</span>.
Nothing makes a guest feel more at home than comfy sheets. Shop these sateen sheets at Parachute&nbsp;and top it off with this on-sale throw from allmodern.com.

Keep the space warm and cozy

We get it. Heating bills tend to creep up during the winter months, but a <span>space heater</span> not only helps save you money but they're inexpensive enough to keep a few scattered around the house when guests visit.
We get it. Heating bills tend to creep up during the winter months, but a space heater not only helps save you money but they're inexpensive enough to keep a few scattered around the house when guests visit.

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 <span>Food52</span>.
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.

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 <span>Amazon</span>.
These diffusers last longer than a candle and you can get a variety of essential oils. Get it on Amazon.

Get into the holiday spirit

Get this pine garland at <span>Wayfair</span>.
Get this pine garland at Wayfair.

Personalize each guest's experience

Shop these place cards on Etsy <span>here</span>.
Shop these place cards on Etsy here.

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