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Get ready to host this season’s holiday parties. Things to do and tips for how to do them

Winter is starting to make its presence visible. You can except to see snow falling from the sky any moment now. But the white season doesn’t bring only coldness and fluffy snow. It also comes with several other treats among which the holidays are probably the most expected ones. With holidays come parties and with those comes a lot of stress and many things to do. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Learn how to be organized and to turn hosting a party into a delight.

1. Make room in the coat closet.

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First of all, think of what the guests will do when they first enter your home. They’ll want to have a place to hang their coats so they can be comfortable. So clean out the closet and get rid of all the unnecessary items that found their way there. Make sure your guests have enough space for their coats and make sure you thoroughly clean everything.

2. Organize your linen closet.

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You want to make your guests feel welcomed and comfortable so make sure they can easily access everything they need. You’ll probably have some friends and family staying over so be prepared for that. Clean out your linen closet and make sure you have plenty of clean towels and sheets. Get everything ready so that your guests won’t have to come to you whenever they need something.

3. Clean up the bathroom.

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Regardless if your guests will stay over or not, they’ll surely need to use the bathroom. So make sure it looks nice and clean. Organize everything and make sure your guests can find what they need without asking for help and without having to look everywhere for that particular item. Have plenty of clean towels and organize your lotions and other products.

4. Get the fireplace ready.

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What’s a winter holiday without a fireplace? If you’re lucky enough to have one, don’t hesitate to use it. It will be a great plus for the holidays. First of all, ask a professional to make sure everything it ok and ready to be used before you actually start a fire. Then have some wood ready and clean out the interior and exterior of the fireplace.

5. Double-check the safety precautions.

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These days you never know how the weather is going to be like in a few hours or the next day. So make sure your home is ready for rough weather and have everything prepared in case you need extra items. Also, make sure your alarms are working and that your first aid kit is fully stocked. You never know when you need it so why risk it?

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on November 28, 2012

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Simona Ganea
She may not be very fond of people, finding them annoying most of the time, but she still enjoys helping them from the shadows. Her attention to detail drives others crazy yet remains her most appreciated characteristic.

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