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How to get your home ready for holiday guests

As the holiday season approaches, there’s nothing quite like the excitement of welcoming friends and family into your home to celebrate together. However, with the joy of hosting also comes the responsibility of ensuring your living space is clean, inviting, and ready to impress your guests. Whether you’re a seasoned host or a first-time entertainer, getting your home in tip-top shape can sometimes feel like a daunting task. But fear not! In this article, we’ll share resources to some of my favorite and most practical tips as you learn how to get your home ready for holiday guests. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get ready to make your home shine for the festive season!

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How to get your home ready for holiday guests.

About this article

As much as I love sharing my own personal cleaning tips…sometimes there is knowledge in also learning from other experts in my industry.

That being said, I have gathered up many of the best cleaning resources that will have your home sparking clean and ready for company in no time.

Let’s just dive right in to the tips I find the most important to get the job done.

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What to clean when getting ready for the holidays

(Each topic heading is a direct link to the cleaning tip.)

These tips are in no particular order, they are all just things that I think are important to make sure are clean when you’re going to be hosting company for more than a couple of days.

*At the bottom of this article I also have listed out other good resources for this topic too.

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The right way to remove mold in the shower.

What is safe to use? Is there an all-natural method to remove mold?

How do I keep the mold from coming back? All of the answers are right here.

How to wash walls fast

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Learn how to wash your wash in a fraction of how much time it takes by doing it the old-fashioned way.

How to fake a clean home

How do you get your home ready for guests when you don’t have time to clean?

These secrets will help you fake a clean home and impress your guests.

How to deep clean your Oven and Stove without harsh chemicals.

Deep cleaning your oven is just something that is not entirely fun to do. Wait till you see what I have found to make it so much easier!

The ultimate guide for hosting holiday guests.

Sharing tips and tricks on Holiday entertainment as well as the essentials you need to have before your holiday guests arrive.

This is the Ultimate Holiday guide you need to use to help you get ready for this upcoming holiday season.

Tips for making your bathroom guest- ready.

There’s one room in the house that cannot be missed when planning for company.

Here’s how to make your bathroom shine and leave a lasting impression on your guests!

Oh well, if you’re like me, seeing other people’s clean home makes me want to clean mine too, so it should definitely help in the motivation department.


In conclusion, learning how to get your home ready for holiday guests may require some time and effort, but the smiles and memories you’ll create together will make it all worthwhile.

By following the tips outlined in this article, you can ensure that your living space is clean, organized, and inviting, providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for your loved ones.

Remember that the true essence of the holidays lies in the joy of spending time with family and friends, so don’t stress too much about achieving perfection.

Instead, focus on the love and togetherness that make this season so special.

With a little planning, preparation, some delegating of tasks to kids,and a lot of holiday spirit, you can create a warm and memorable experience for your guests, making their stay in your home truly unforgettable.

Here’s to a joyful and festive holiday season!

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  • To see all of my homemaking articles, go here.
  • To see all of my cleaning and laundry tips, go here.
  • To see all of my Winter-related articles, go here.
  • To see all of my Christmas-related articles, go here.

For those of you that would like to check out some of my other fun stuff, here are some links to some good ones:

Other good resources for holiday home cleaning tips:

*Please note that this article was originally published to this website on December 4, 2019 and has since been updated to improve user experience and remain relevant. All guest images were used with permission from the source just before the original publishing date.