Unexpected Guests

January 16, 2014
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iStock_000011028458SmallBe prepared for unexpected guests! Keep this checklist handy for impromptu hosting to eliminate messes and clutter quickly when time is of the essence.

  • Use a laundry basket to pick up miscellaneous items and store in a bedroom closet.
  • Close all doors to bedrooms and other rooms not intended for guests.
  • Make room in the coat closet for guest’s coats.
  • Place extra rolls of toilet paper in a decorative basket in the bathroom.
  • Wipe off fingerprints on appliances.
  • Remove any dishes from the sink or countertops.
  • Light dust the coffee table and other spots where guests will congregate.
  • Vacuum high traffic areas.
  • Burn scented candles in the bathroom and kitchen or set out potpourri.
  • Take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy your company.