How An Organizer Can Help You During The Holidays

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Do you know that period of time between Christmas and New Year? 

I always remember as a former House Cleaner,  those days were the busiest, most chaotic, and all schedules “go to hell” week. 

  • The kids are acting up, and the pets are acting up.
  • Kids are out of school and ‘jacked up’ on holiday sweets and chocolates
  • The family is visiting, and even though they visit every year they forget where things go so everything is on the stairs it’s a competition ‘who can create the best displays’.
  • Your schedule has remained the same at work during this period, but the schedules at home have gone to hell!
  • You have ribbon all over the place, gifts in boxes scattered all over the floor, the cat is laying on every single wrapping paper it can find, and the dog has cleaned the kitchen island with its tongue . . . someone spread more jelly on the cutting board than the bread.
  • Friends want to stop by to visit your relatives in town, and you can’t find the living room through all the gifts, paper, ribbons, kids, parents, and pets.

That’s where a Lifestyle Organizer comes in – to be those extra hands to help keep your home in that Holiday Spirit to welcome in the New Year. A welcome filled with less stress, organized surroundings, a place where you are comfortable welcoming all that come to your home without worry or anxiety. This year you will probably for the first time truly enjoy YOUR Holiday Season.

Your home is not only your sanctuary during the holidays, but it’s also the stage for many holiday events. Whether you are hosting parties for family and friends, gift wrapping, or decorating your space, we are here to help you create your vision of what the holiday season means to you. 

Want to decorate but can’t find the time to get to the attic where you store your decorations? We can help with that! Need to declutter and clean your closets, pantry, or bedrooms before guests arrive? We have that covered on our list, too! As you prepare your home for all of the wonderful memories to come, we can help you organize it to accommodate any event you have visioned this Holiday Season.

This Holiday, give yourself the best gift you could ever receive– the gift of Peace & Harmony!  so you can enjoy the holiday events as you should.

Your Friendly Organizer, Cheryl

8 Ways to Prepare for Holiday House guests

preparing a guest room 7How to Prepare the Guest Room

If you will be hosting people in your home over the holidays, the first thing you want to focus on is making their bedroom as comfortable as possible. This is the space that your guests are going to make themselves at home, so it’s important to make it cozy and welcoming.

Here are a few things to help make the room inviting:

 

  • Outfit the bed with comfortable sheets, blankets, and pillows – and if possible, don’t use old, worn bedding from years gone by. Just like you enjoy quality bedding in a hotel, plan to provide that for your guests, too. You may want to invest in a set of Egyptian cotton sheets for your guest room, and provide 2 pillows per guest (I’d suggest one fiberfill and one feather-filled.) Cover the bed with a medium weight blanket or comforter, and store extra blankets in the closet for those chilly nights.

 

  • Bedside lamps are a must. If your guest is a late-night reader, providing soft lamp lighting is much nicer than one bright overhead light in the room.

 

  • Post your WiFi network name and password in the guest room. In this tech-y day and age, your guests will most definitely want to tap in to your WiFi on their phones, computers, and tablets, so make it as easy as possible for them to do so.

 

  • A welcome basket of treats, snacks, and small toiletry items is a lovely way to say “We’re So Glad You’re Here!” I save all the small toiletry items from my hotel visits and bring them home to share with my own guests.

 

  • Fresh flowers add a beautiful touch to any room. Even a single flower in a small vase adds can add a dash of freshness, and this little touch will not go unnoticed.

 

  • Provide extra hangers in the closet and ample space to hang clothing. If there’s not enough room for a suitcase, an extra chair, ottoman, or suitcase rack solves that problem.

 

  • Place a few bottles of water on the nightstand, so your guests don’t have to venture to the kitchen at night.

 

  • Add a nightlight in the hallway and near the guest bathroom to help make a middle-of-the-night restroom visit less treacherous.

 

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

Would like to get help to organize your Holiday Preparations? If you’d like to schedule a 30+ minute consultation with me and learn how a Home Concierge can help you get your home ready for Holiday guests – Call me: (860)961.6824 or Email me: cchomeconcierge@gmail.com.