How to Prepare Your Space for the Holidays, NYC-based professional organizer Amelia Meena gave Re-Nest readers five tips on how to begin preparing for the holidays: clean the junk out of your home's common spaces; finish any partially-complete home projects; make sure guests have a place to hang their coats; assess what decor and dining ware you have and what you need; invite your guests. This week Amelia gives readers five more tips to get them five steps closer to the big day. Guest Rooms In preparation for hosting overnight guests, take into consideration their needs in regards to guest bedrooms and bathrooms. Stock the medicine cabinet with extra toothbrushes, toothpaste and lotions; place shampoo and conditioner in the shower along with a fresh bar of soap; wash all of your guest towels and give the bathroom a once over for any out-of-place items. If you aren't anticipating any guests until the holidays, you can also prepare all of your bed linens. You might want to throw a few magazines or books in the bedrooms, along with tissues, an alarm clock and a new lightbulb in the reading lamp. These small amenities will help you and your guests feel more at ease knowing they've got a comfortable place to stay.
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