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For the first time ever, I’m housing guests at my home for the holidays. In the past, I’ve always been able to escape the chaos at night, but this year, my home is the center of the action. (We’ll see how this goes.) I’ve been so focused on getting gifts, doing last-minute decorating and actually enjoying the season that I haven’t even started preparing my home for visitors. From washing throw blankets and pillowcases to stocking the guest bathroom and loading up on snacks, there’s a whole list of things to do before guests arrive. Luckily, there are still a few days to get everything ready. Check out our tips below to get your home guest-ready for the holidays.

Prepare for Holiday Guests

How do you make your home guest-ready for the holidays? Share your tips below.


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  1. Lydia says:

    I'm hosting at my house for the first time this year too, including overnight guests. I'm feeling confident that all will go smoothly. Merry Christmas!

  2. [...] Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests HGTV Design Happens Thu, December 20, 2012 3:00 PM UTC HGTV Design Happens Rate Share (function(){var [...]

  3. My mother is arranging get to gather for friends and families but problem is she doesn't know about how to arrange Christmas party? but after reading your tips about party then I realize that I forward this post to my mother. Now I am feeling confident that all will go smoothly.. Merry Christmas! to @Lydia and @Kitts.

Kayla KittsKayla is a special projects editor at HGTV.com and a co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. Kayla is an overbearing cat mom with a love for vintage-modern furniture, artisan cocktails, organizing all...


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