This Weekend: Don't Let This Stand In The Way of Your Holiday

This Weekend: Don't Let This Stand In The Way of Your Holiday

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Dabney Frake
Nov 4, 2016
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There's a lot of pressure around hosting this time of year. When guests arrive, you're not only spending a lot of time with those friends and family, but you're also responsible (at least in part) for their holiday memories. With only a couple of weekends until Thanksgiving (and plenty of other holidays on its heels), are you and your home ready? If not, then this weekend, smooth the way to a stress-free experience where Thanksgiving goes off without a hitch.

This Weekend's Assignment: Get ready for your holiday house guests.

Get The Basics Ready: It's not about whether or not your baseboards are white glove clean, or if fresh flowers adorn every table surface. There's really only a short list of things that really truly make a difference to your guests. Nail these things down and you guarantee a good visit every time.

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Go Above & Beyond: Then again, there are lots of extra ways to let your friends and family know that you're happy they are there.

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Or, Be The Best Guest Ever: Maybe you're the one traveling over the holidays? Then you might need a refresher course on how to be a considerate guest for the weekend (or longer).

Remember, as with all of our Weekend Projects, just do what you have the time and energy to do. And hey, if you don't feel like moving flower pots, choose one of our other weekend projects to get done.

SHOW US YOUR WEEKEND WORK! Share your tips and photos of your Weekend Project work on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ATweekendproject.

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Check out the entire 2016 Plan for a Healthy & Happy Home to access all the Weekend Project ideas and download our November Home Checklist while you're there. It's a great, low-pressure way to keep your life running smoothly and maintain a happy & healthy home!

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