November officially opens the holiday season, and for many that means preparing for entertaining your family and friends. If the thought of getting your home ready for festive family gatherings stresses you out, you aren’t alone. Simplify the process of prepping for guests by using the following quick tips from the home experts at My WindowWorks. From decorating your entry doors to creating a soothing environment, My WindowWorks can help you get ready for family gatherings.

Clean and Clear the Clutter

One of the most dreaded aspects of entertaining is making sure everything is neat, tidy, and where it should be. Make this task easier by devising a list of all the chores you need to tackle in each room, as opposed to just starting in a random area. A to-do list gives you a place to start, and helps you map out everything that needs to be done. Clean one or two rooms every day prior to your guests’ arrival, so you don’t feel stressed out and exhausted right before you welcome your family.

Add Ambiance

After cleaning, most people move on to the most fun task of decorating. While your Thanksgiving centerpiece or Christmas tree are certainly important, don’t forget to add to the atmosphere by involving all of the senses. Immerse your guests in the festive gathering by lighting scented candles, placing warm and cozy throw blankets on furniture, and playing some classical music or holiday favorites softly in the background.

Create Curb Appeal

Your guests’ experience begins before they even step foot in the door, so be sure to spend a little bit of time creating a welcoming atmosphere. You don’t have to put up an over-the-top holiday display; a wreath on your entry doors and a decorative welcome mat help put guests in a festive mood. Highlight your impeccable replacement windows by hanging a miniature wreath or placing a candle in the windowsill for a simple and quick way to add curb appeal and delight your guests.

The number one thing to remember when getting your home ready for family gatherings is that you want to be able to enjoy the activities as well, so plan ahead to avoid missing out on all the fun. If your house is in need of a few repairs before you invite your friends and family over, contact the professionals at My WindowWorks! We offer stunning remodeling services that increase your home’s energy-efficiency, security, and style. Call to discuss your needs with one of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives or fill out our convenient online quote form to request your free estimate.