Hosting For The Holidays
Make room for holiday hosting with help from Ace Self Storage.
During the holidays, many of us find ourselves hosting friends and family in our homes. Whether you are hosting a holiday party or having guests stay with you for a few days, we all want our homes to look their best for our guests. In this post, we’ll give a few tips to help you make your home shine during the holiday season.
Making your home shine for the holidays can be a daunting task. To make sure your home is ready to impress, start with a good deep clean, paying special attention to all the details. Dust and vacuum thoroughly, including ceilings and drapes, then mop floors and clean baseboards. In bathrooms, wipe down all surfaces with disinfectant and make sure the mirror is streak-free.
Moving furniture around your home can be a great way to create a more open and inviting atmosphere. By rearranging pieces of furniture, you can create additional space for entertaining guests and make your living space more accessible. It’s important to keep in mind the size of the room when moving furniture, because it can be difficult to fit too much into a small space.
Either put fragile things away or place them somewhere safe
During the holidays, it’s important to pay special attention to fragile items in your home. Whether you have antique furniture or valuable collectibles, you’ll want to make sure these items are stored safely for the duration of your holiday celebrations. Putting away any fragile items is a great way to keep them safe from damage caused by guests and decorations. If you want to keep these items on display, consider finding somewhere safe where children aren’t able or likely to be tempted to pick them up and play with them.
Clean the kitchen counters
When planning to host during the holidays, it’s important to make sure your kitchen is ready for guests. This means cleaning off your kitchen counters, as well as any other surfaces that may be used for food preparation and cooking. We’re not just talking about disinfecting the counters, but also making sure they aren’t full of items that you aren’t going to be using. Many of us keep items like mixers, air fryers, toaster ovens, bread makers, and more on our counters most of the time. During the holidays, you may not need some of those items. Putting them in storage would help you free up more space that you may need.
When decorating your home in anticipation of welcoming guests, many people find that they have items they don’t want on display. This could be decorations that are out most of the time, but aren’t needed during the holidays, or maybe it’s just holiday decorations from the past that you no longer need. It could even be holiday decoration that you love, but you want to dial down the decorating to make your home feel more open to guests. Whatever the reason, if you have extra decorations and need a place to store them, a self storage unit it a great option. A small storage unit is perfect for storing holiday decorations, allowing you to have a variety of items without them taking up space in your house.
Clean out your guest room
Having guests stay in your home over the holidays can be a great joy, but it can also be a little overwhelming. One of the biggest tasks you’ll need to tackle is cleaning out and preparing your guest room for their arrival. To help make this task easier and ensure that your guests have a comfortable and cozy stay, make sure you deep clean the guest room and clear out any unnecessary clutter. Vacuum carpets, dust surfaces, and furniture, wipe down all surfaces with disinfectant, and make sure beds are made up with fresh linens. You should also consider adding some special touches to make your guests feel at home, such as fresh flowers, a basket of snacks and drinks, or even a personal note. With a little bit of preparation, you can make your home feel like the perfect place for your guests to have an enjoyable holiday.
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If you’re finding your home short on space this holiday season and need to make room for visiting family and friends, a self-storage unit can provide the extra space you need at a fraction of the cost of traditional storage solutions. Ace Self Storage offer storage throughout the San Diego area, as well as in Las Vegas. Contact us today to check on availability!