Sure, it may only be November, but we’re fast approaching the holiday season and, before you know it, friends and family will be landing on you for the usual course of festivities that we tend to love and enjoy. Many of us are particularly excited for the holidays this year, as the past couple has been put out of tradition by the global pandemic that has been underway. As restrictions are lifted and life is slowly returning to normal, chances are, you’re going to want to entertain and cater to your family and friends throughout the season. Of course, this takes some serious preparation, and one area of focus you may be really considering right now is the state of your home. This shouldn’t be too stressful. Here are some areas of focus to get the ball rolling.
Let’s start out with one of the main problems we come across during the holiday season- insufficient seating. The majority of us don’t need all too much seating in our day-to-day lives. We have comfy sofas in front of the TV and the right number of chairs at a dining table to seat the regular members of our family who spend time in our homes on a day-to-day basis. But as soon as extra people start turning up for movie nights, meals, and more, you may find that people are left without a place to sit. There’s plenty of additional seating out there, including options that can be packed down and stored away easily throughout the rest of the year. Make sure to invest in enough to ensure everyone can take a seat at the table.
Got guests visiting from a distance? If you have the space, it’s a great idea to set up a guest room for them to stay in. This can help to ensure that they can rest between their journey or spend extended periods of time with you. Creating a guest room is simple. All you need is a good quality bed, mattress, and bedding. It’s advisable to have some sort of storage in the room for guests to fold or hang their clothes, as well as a form of dim lighting, such as a lamp.
Hosting a meal? Make sure that you have plenty of tableware so that everyone can have a place made up for them at the table. This might mean stocking up on plates, bowls, cutlery, glassware, and mugs. You may also want to make sure that there are plenty of napkins, placemats, and coasters too. Sure, this may feel like an investment, but it’s much better than everyone eating at different times.
Of course, there may be other areas you want to focus on improving, and you may find that some of the suggestions above aren’t relevant to you and your individual situation. But all in all, some of the information above should come in useful or serve as inspiration! You’ll be the host with the most in no time!