Everything You Need to Get Your Guest Room Ready for the Holidays
The earlier that Christmas decorations start appearing in stores, the earlier your holiday stress seems to sneak in. Getting ready for family or friends who are staying at your house can be a handful, unless you start planning early. Turn your guest room into a haven for loved ones — from cleaning their pillows and mattress to creating a stylish headboard and nightstand — in the days leading up to their arrival. You may need to take deep breaths, but don't worry, we're here to help! Here's everything you need to prep your guest room now, so that it'll be ready in time for the festivities.
First Things First: Some Deep Cleaning
It's a common courtesy to provide your guests with freshly washed linens. But what most people don't consider is that pillows can get dirty fast, and a pillow cover won't take away the dust mites inside. Make sure your guests sleep well, breathe easy and notice that you've gone the extra mile by cleaning your bed pillows.
Ensure That the Mattress Is Just as Fresh
After the pillows are ready, your next deep-cleaning task is the mattress. Continue to go above and beyond with a homemade mattress deodorizer — it cleans while leaving behind a fresh and calming scent.