First, declutter and clean your home before decorating. Create a system to deal with incoming and outgoing packages and gifts.
Next, prepare a welcoming guest bedroom and bathroom with a gift box or stocking full of helpful personal care goodies. Use holiday storage boxes for everyday items such as towels.
Plan the drinks and food for your guests, with personalized table settings for formal meals and more casual dining, too. Start a month ahead to order and receive everything, or if there’s less time, use quick delivery services.
Have a kids’ table AND a kids’ corner, so they can leave the table and have a cozy place to hang out. Bonus points for a gaming system, and be sure to have the wi-fi info handy!
Don’t forget self-care after your guests are gone. Hire a cleaner, go to a spa, or get the babysitter in so you have some time to yourself.
Happy holidays from Kimball Starr Interior Design!
Kimball Starr decorates for the holidays in homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. Contact her today for a remote or socially-distant in-person consultation.