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Holiday Tips When the Family is in Town

Posted by Greenwald and Gerke on December 21, 2017
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Are you hosting family for an upcoming holiday event? Whether your children and grandchildren are coming over for an evening holiday party, or you will have family staying for a week, it is important that you are ready to host everyone in your home. Think ahead so that you can minimize problems and maximize comfort for the people that you love.

Here are a few tips to help with your holiday hosting efforts:

Coordinate the Schedule

It is important to know when people are arriving and how many people you will have in your home. Talk to your family members to see if they are planning to stay the night so that you can have enough beds for everyone that will be visiting. If necessary, you might pull out the air mattress for the kids to use.

Shop in Advance

There won’t be much time for shopping when everyone arrives. Put together your grocery list in advance to ensure that the cupboards and fridge are stocked with the items that you need. Consider using a grocery pick-up or delivery service if you don’t want to fight the crowds in the store.

Prepare the Guest Rooms

Most grandparents like to have at least one or two guest rooms to host family and friends. Make sure that you have clean sheets on the beds and toiletries in the bathroom. These small details can go a long way to ensure the comfort of your guests.

Pull Out the Photo Albums

It is fun to reminisce on memories that were shared together as a family. Consider the benefits of pulling out the photo albums for people to enjoy. You will love seeing your children sharing photos of their childhood with your grandchildren.

Spend Quality Time Together

Don’t get so caught up in the rush of the holiday season that you don’t stop to have a good conversation with your family members. Pay attention to the small moments when you can connect with the people that you love.

At Greenwald & Gerke Realtors, we understand how important it is to have a home where you can host during the holiday season. If you are looking for a retirement property, then we encourage you to talk to our team for help with your real estate needs: (844) 782-9674

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