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5 Tips for Prepping Your Home for the Holidays

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Our home is now in full holiday mode! I'm so excited that we put everything up early so that we can fully be present and enjoy the whole month of December. We have so many fun plans for the month, and it's going to be busy, busy, busy!  Our family, along with our besties are heading to southern California for a week and can't wait to enjoy the trip. I wanted to share 5 tips for prepping your home for the holidays, so you can hopefully relax and enjoy December too! This also includes keeping your home fresh and clean. We have two cats, which most people don't even know about! They tend to shy away from visitors.  Something I pride myself on is having my home free from kitty litter smells. We love using ARM & HAMMER™ Cloud Control™ Clumping Cat Litter to help keep those smells where they're supposed to be!  

5 Tips for Prepping Your Home for the Holidays

5 Tips for Prepping Your Home for the Holidays

Tip 1: De-Clutter

My first tip is to de-clutter! This task may seem daunting, but a great start is taking one bag per room to donate. If you can't de-clutter every room, at least start with your kid’s toys/playroom. In late October, I donated 3 bags of toys from the girls’ playroom. I had them choose items that they no longer played with/wanted to donate to kids that don't have as many toys. This is a great way for them to get involved too!  

If you're having guests visit over the holidays, make sure they have room to hang their clothes in the guest closet. When we had our guest room set up, this was always the dumping zone when things didn't have a home. Go through and donate/sell unneeded items.  

Tip 2: Freshen Up Your Home 

I hope my home is always smelling fresh for the holidays, but one tip is to set up essential oil diffusers throughout your home with your favorite holiday scents. With 2 cats and a dog, our home has the potential to not smell so fresh! Lexi and Lola's litter box is upstairs in our laundry room.  We recently made the switch to ARM & HAMMER™ Cloud Control™ Clumping Cat Litter and love how well it works! We picked it up at our local PetSmart in the kitty litter aisle. ARM & HAMMER™ Cloud Control™ Clumping Cat Litter reduces airborne dander and other nasties when you scoop! What happens in Lexi and Lola's kitty litter box, stays in the kitty litter box! McKinlee is in charge of cleaning the litter box, and I love that daily maintenance is a breeze for her with ARM & HAMMER™ Cloud Control™ Clumping Cat Litter

5 Tips for Prepping Your Home for the Holidays

5 Tips for Prepping Your Home for the Holidays

5 Tips for Prepping Your Home for the Holidays

Tip 3: Fresh Flowers

Fresh flowers always add a nice touch to your home for any event! They don't have to be extravagant. Pick some up at your local grocery store and create your own bouquets to place throughout your home. These are always a nice touch; especially in guest rooms and guest bathrooms.  

Tip 4: Clean Up Your Front Porch

I love a decorated front porch! With all the leaves from the fall, I like to completely take everything off my front porch and sweep away debris and power wash the surfaces. I pick up a fresh doormat, and add some fresh new decor. This may be obvious, but it's time to chuck the rotting pumpkins! Fill in any nail holes, touch up chipping paint, and clean your front windows and doors. This instantly creates an inviting environment.  

5 Tips for Prepping Your Home for the Holidays

Tip 5: Clean Out Your Coat Closet/Rack 

Our coat closet is also a huge storage space under our stairs, so it tends to collect junk. Now is the perfect time to clean out any unwanted coats and donate them to your local homeless shelter. They’re in great need during this time of year, and I bet you have some collecting dust in your closet!  Create space for your guests to put their coats, purses, umbrellas, etc.  

Hopefully these tips will help make your holidays a little less stressful when prepping your home for the holidays!  Make sure to pick up our favorite ARM & HAMMER™ Cloud Control™ Clumping Cat Litter at PetSmart online or in store so that your home stays fresh even with cats! Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks so much for reading! 

5 Tips for Prepping Your Home for the Holidays

 

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