5 Ways to Prep Your Home for Holiday Guests

5 Ways to Prep Your Home for Holiday Guests

It’s officially the holiday season.

This time of year can be stressful: Thanksgiving is often a four-day affair; Christmas can last a week; and, in between, is Hanukkah.

It’s a busy time, and you’re likely at some point to have guests in your home. You want them to have fun. You want to have fun. Below are five ways to help all of that happen.

The bathroom

Make sure every bathroom is fully stocked (is there anything worse than needing toilet paper at a friend’s house?) and kept clean. It’s the most private room in the house and you'll want everyone to feel comfortable. Check and replace light bulbs, stock the tissues, clean the sink and wipe the mirrors, shake out the rugs, and, most importantly, make sure you know immediately if there are plumbing issues by using Notion.


Provide WiFi information ideally in written form somewhere easy to read. Suggestions: sticky notes on the fridge or a chalkboard, or leave a note in the guest bedroom. It’ll save you from repeating a complicated 25-digit password for the next two months.

Clear clutter

This one’s easy and so effective: clear all surfaces. Tables, ledges, and kitchen counters should be nearly spotless. So what if you throw everything into a cupboard or closet? Your guests won’t know. Once finished, add a candle or two. 

Stay safe

After you’ve taken care of the cosmetics, make sure the big things are in order — namely, room temperatures, smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Notion can has you covered.

Paper towels

It may seem obvious, but have a plethora of paper towels on hand (but off all surfaces!) Paper towels are versatile and, in most cases, reusable. They can function as de facto plates and help with all drips and spills. And, if desperate, you can write the Wi-Fi password on one.