How to Get Your Home Ready for Holiday Guests

Friends exchanging presents

You want your guests to feel at home when staying with you. Creating a warm and inviting space is more than just changing the sheets and lighting some holiday candles.

Here are some important tips to get your home ready for friends and family this holiday season.

Plumbing Problem Prevention

You don’t want to have your guest head into the bathroom and find a clogged toilet or slow drain. Preventing these plumbing problems can be as simple as a drain cleaning.

If you are noticing plumbing issues prior to your guest arriving, be sure to call a professional right away.

Bad plumbing is not only a headache for you to live with, but it can be embarrassing when it isn’t working properly for a guest.

Of course, even when your guests are there, new problems can arise. If you are heading out for the afternoon, leaving your guest at home, consider keeping an emergency contact list on the fridge for their convenience. This list should include a local plumber to help if anything goes wrong.


When guests are coming into town, it gives you a great incentive to declutter and organize your home.

You may want to go through your belongings that are cluttering up spaces to see if anything can be sold, donated, or thrown in the trash.

Decluttering your home will make your guests feel welcome, plus they’ll be impressed with your cleanliness!

Arrange A Guest Space

Do you have a guest room in your home? If so, make sure the space is ready before any guests arrive.

You will want to make this space inviting to them to settle in for their stay.

Here is a small checklist to help get your guest space ready.

  • Clean out drawers and closets so your guests have space for their belongings.
  • Add some fresh flowers to the guest space.
  • Put out extra pillows and blankets.
  • If using an air mattress, check that it is working properly.
  • Put on a clean pair of sheets, and have extras depending on how long their stay will be.
  • Dust the furniture, vacuum, and sweep.
  • Deep clean and disinfect any surfaces.

Try envisioning what you would like a guest space to look like if you were visiting family or friends, this will help make it look nice and make sure they enjoy their stay.

Extra Supplies

When one or a few more people are staying in your home, you may run out of household items and food quicker than usual.

Be sure to add extra everyday household items to your next grocery list, just in case your guests need them.

Some items you may want to stock up on include:

  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Night lights
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrushes/Floss
  • Hair supplies
  • Soap

Small gestures like these can make your guests enjoy their experience and feel appreciated.

Spruce Up The Decor

Is your decor all up and ready to impress your holiday guests?

Getting out the holiday throw blankets, candles, garlands, and more can help create a festive feel throughout your home.

It doesn’t need to be in every room, but it could be. When decorating your home you get to be creative and make it feel like home for any visitors.

We want you to have a plumbing problem-free holiday season. Contact our team of professionals at Tip Top Drain Pros & Plumbing Experts. Either visit us online or call us at (833) 207-0817 for more information on our services.

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