When you plan a party at home, you will discover that no matter how much you clean and organize; there will always be more to be done. To effectively prepare your home for your party, you need to focus on cleaning and organizing vital areas of your home. When these areas are clutter-free and properly organized for the party, your guests will feel welcome and comfortable in your home. It is natural for you to feel intimidated and unfocused when preparing your home for guests, so it is only wise that you do some research for advice on how you can best prepare, organize and clean your home to host the party.
Tip #1 - Evaluate What Needs To Be Done
Walk around your home and look around carefully. Decide what you want and need to do for your party. Make notes for each room of your home, remembering to focus on rooms where your guests will be in most of the time. Assign a closet for your guests to hang their coats and a safe place to store purses.
Tip #2 - Clean And Tidy Up
The first place to clean and tidy up is the entry way, followed by the living room, bathroom and kitchen. Then carefully de-clutter and clean the game room, dining room, living room and other areas where your guests will be.
Tip #3 - Create Sufficient Moving Space
Clutter can still make a clean home look messy and crowded. When you have clutter around, your guests will not be able to move around freely and only end up knocking things over. This can ruin a party and make your guests uncomfortable, so get rid of as much clutter as you can by boxing them and storing them in the attic, garage or basement.
Tip #4 - Get The Family To Help Out
You do not have to do all the cleaning, de-cluttering and organizing on your own. Get the family to help out and assign each family with specific tasks or rooms to deal with. This will help you get things done quickly and easily so you can take care of other party arrangements.
Tip #5 - Do Not Fuss With Rooms That Guests Will Not Enter
Though preparing your home means cleaning up every room possible avoid fussing over rooms that guests will not even enter. This will save you time, effort and stress because there are rooms that will require your complete attention.
Tip #7 - Organize The Food Setting
For informal parties, opt to use casual serving dishes and eatery. Paper plates and cups are suitable for BBQ themed or pot luck themed parties. However, bring out your best dishes and cutlery if your party is a formal holiday theme or a special celebration combined with the holiday festivities. You will also need to organize the food setting appropriately, bearing in mind that your guests must feel at ease and have easy access to food and drinks. According to hayden-homes.com, you should also consider having stations set up for appetizers, beverages, and desserts for your guests to ensure that they are properly hydrated and nourished, while having enough room to roam around throughout the party.
Tip #8 - Keep Cleaning Supplies Nearby
Spills and stains are unavoidable at parties, so you need to be prepared to deal with them beforehand. Keep cleaning supplies nearby so that you can easily clean up any stains and spills, especially those near food and drinks.
Tip #9 - Personalize Your Party Setting
After seeing to it that your home is clean and clutter-free, add some personal touches to make your home feel comfortable and inviting. Add some candles, flowers and other party decorations on walls, stairs, doors, windows and tables to make your home look festive and bright. Do not forget to have some air freshener or scented candles ready in case your home begins to feel stuffy and smell of food.
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Valerie Peters is a DIY home improvement enthusiast and freelance writer specializing in interior designing and home management. She offers an array of interior designing tips and DIY home improvements tips for different types of homes.