Is your home guest-worthy?
Does the thought of having people over cause a small panic attack?
In New Mexico the holidays start with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta in October! Many of us host visitors during that time. Some of us have friends and family who visit during the summertime, or during the winter holidays.
Even if no one’s spending the night, we might host parties and other celebrations throughout the year.
Or….we avoid company altogether because we are embarrassed about our clutter and our imperfect homes.
To take some of the stress out of entertaining, just keep these two things in mind:
1. They are coming to see YOU, not your house.
2. A little tidying goes a LONG way toward the appearance of a clean house. Seriously.
In this Resource Roundup I have gathered all my blog posts that pertain to creating a home you love, keeping it that way, and giving yourself a break. It’s all relative, of course; if your house is a mess by anyone’s standards, you might want to get some help cleaning it up. But sometimes it’s just a matter of relaxing your own standards a bit, so you can enjoy your guests with less stress.
I hope these tips will help you enjoy having company again, especially if you have been avoiding it!
Let me know what works for you, OK?
Create a home you love
How to Get Organized Anywhere at Any Budget — From free, to cheap, to worth every penny!
There’s No Place Like Home — Get inspiration from your travels.
Home Staging to Stay, Not to Sell — Why wait until you are moving to stage your home?
Keep it that way
WHY I Love Chores –It helps me to remember that it’s a CHOICE I’m making.
Being Organized Isn’t Easy — But it’s easier than the alternative!
Six Organizing Systems Everyone Needs – Intro — Which systems do you have in place? Which do you need?
Give yourself a break!
Give Yourself Permission! — Give yourself permission to relax and/or ask for help!
Confessions of a Professional Organizer (I’m organized enough, and not one bit more.) — More organizing is just more work.
What about you? Do you enjoy having company?What do you do to make the experience stress-free and enjoyable?Please share with us in the comments below!
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