We all need to get our homes ready for the holidays, but question is, what do you do in order to achieve this?
In our house, we clean, decorate, bake and wrap gifts. We prepare special holiday meals and do some entertaining with friends.
Procter & Gamble certainly has quite a few products that can help us get ready for the holidays and Colin Cowie, lifestyle expert and celebrity party planner has partnered with P&G to recommend five simple tips that Canadians can use to prepare their homes for the busy holiday social season:
Start with a color theme
Red and gold or white and silver are both perfect for a holiday party. Incorporate these colors into everything from your invitations to your decorations.
Good lighting is a must
Use lights on dimmers or consider adjusting the lighting of any room by adding candles. There’s no such thing as too many candles – don’t be shy about using votives, pillars, and tapers everywhere. To create a unified scent around the home, use Febreze Candles to add ambiance or as part of a festive centerpiece. These also make great stocking stuffers or parting gifts for your guests.
Let guests help themselves
Sit down dinners can be intimidating so set up a variety of food stations instead. Your food stations can still include the holiday classics: set up a turkey carving station and let people help themselves to sides and stuffing. The stations, including extra cutlery and napkins, can be set up before guests arrive so that everything is prepared when dinner is ready to be served.
Always be ready for guests
Store a Swiffer WetJet with Swiffer WetJet Extra Power Pad with the scrubbing power of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser in the hall closet; when friends or relatives let you know they’re just around the corner, you can quickly sweep before they pull into the driveway. That way, your home is free of unwanted dust and footprints, and is always guest-ready.
Hide the mess
Pre-load the dishwasher with a Cascade All-in-1 ActionPac and load dishes as you use them. If you need to hand wash your dishes use a fast-acting dish soap like Dawn Ultra, so you can plan to spend the night with your guests instead of being stuck scrubbing dirty dishes.
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