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[ THE ] TIPS: HOW TO PREPARE FOR HOLIDAY HOUSE GUESTS

[ THE ] TIPS: HOW TO PREPARE FOR HOLIDAY HOUSE GUESTS

As far as I’m concerned, there are three types of holiday hosts:





  1. The “Stop By Anytime!” Host: Either a seasoned veteran or a relaxed person to begin with.
  2. The “What Did I Get Myself Into?” Host: Completely overwhelmed. Has considered canceling the get-together entirely.
  3. The “Please Remove Your Shoes Immediately” Host: The quintessential neat freak. Has fever dreams that guests will track dirt onto her new rug.




I obviously identify as Option B and C, as does Joanna.









The good news is we’ve learned you don’t have to be a professional event planner or a completely relaxed person to prepare and host a great party for your guests.  It all comes down to working smarter — not harder. Trust us, we are really good at it.









The easiest way to do this is taking advantage of online shopping. It helps my stress levels tremendously because I’m able to order the items I need online and clean the guest bathroom, all in the time it would take to drive to the store and find a parking spot.





It also matters where you shop online. Instead of ordering from multiple stores, stick to a one-stop shop that provides most of what you need. This helps avoid any confusion and the potential of forgetting an item. This year, eBay was my best bet because home appliances and decor make up the majority of my list. Oh, and before you think I was buying used items, I wasn’t. These days, 81% of eBay’s merchandise is new and available with the “Buy It Now” option — and 69% of those items ship free. The site’s Home and Garden section is easy to navigate so I was able to quickly find the top-rated items in each category without having to click back and forth between tabs.





Considering I’ll be hosting adults and all of their children at my house, I thought the occasion called for a new vacuum. Let’s be honest: One of those kids will end up smuggling glitter in, whether by gift package, decorative headband, or some other means - and I’ll need to stop it in its tracks (the glitter, not the child). eBay carries Dyson, along with many other well-known appliance brands, and purchased the Dyson DC50 model vacuum because of its mobility, sleek design, and the fact it was 55% off retail price. (The deals are so good I feel like I actually stole it.)





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Not to mention, it *actually* works when you need to clean-up remnants from your tree and ornaments (otherwise known as holiday glitter).






https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwFKToNx8EY




Scroll below to find the other items I purchased from eBay’s Home & Garden page to prepare for my guests and save my sanity:





1. Coasters: My mantra is “No more guests than available coasters.” Buy a few extra sets, just in case someone decides to double fist glasses of champagne.





Carrara White Marble Hexagon Coasters, Set of 4 $19.45




2. Drop Spot: As soon as your guests walk in, you’ll want to designate a spot where they can store their shoes, coats, umbrellas, etc. The more obvious, the better. Look for storage solutions that include hooks and a spot for separate bins.





Entry Hall Tree Bench $92.99




Storage Bench and Coat Rack $149.99




Extendable Garment Rack $33.99




3. Ice Bucket: If you plan on hosting a lot of guests, it’s easier to create a DIY drink spot so guests can serve themselves when needed. Fill it up with beer, chilled wine, cocktail mixers, etc. Line with glassware and restock when necessary.









4. Speakers: Music is a must-have at any party. This two-room set from Sonos speakers pairs with Alexa voice control, which is always super helpful.





Sonos Two Room Set, $379




Xo, Clea





*This is a paid partnership with eBay; all opinions remain 100% our own


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You’ll love our new Wooden Hangers because…

They are the slimmest and sturdiest wooden hangers you’ll ever find (we made sure of it!)They come in two shades (natural or black) in 12 or 30 packs! Matching sets are the simplest way to elevate your closet!They are slip-proof for pants, shirts, dresses, etc!Each hanger can hold up to 90 pounds (aka perfect for storing winter coats, duvets, anything bulky!)They are waterproof and won’t warp (aka you can hang your hand wash items on them to dry!)

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THE Canister Packs

You’ll love our new Canisters because…

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The Home Edit Large Canister, Pack of 4
The Home Edit Large Canister, Pack of 4

THE Label Packs

You’ll love our new Label Packs because…

They are adhesive,water-resistant, and fully removable!Each label features our signature script in crisp white ink!You’ll have a clear guideline of the most common categories in the pantry and general home!

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The Home Edit Clear Pantry Labels, Pack of 24
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The Home Edit Clear Home Organization Labels, Pack of 24
The Home Edit Clear Home Organization Labels, Pack of 24

THE XL Bin

You’ll love our new XL Bins because…

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The Home Edit XL Bin
The Home Edit XL Bin
The Home Edit XL Bin, Pack of 2
The Home Edit XL Bin, Pack of 2

THE Large Drawer

You’ll love our Drawers because…

They offer a drawer solution anywhere you wish you had a drawer!They blend the functionality of stackable storage with the full visibility of a clear bin!You can buy them as a pack of 2!If you decide you no longer need the drawer component, remove the frame and now it’s an open bin!Yes, they stack!

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The Home Edit Large Drawer, Pack of 2
The Home Edit Large Drawer, Pack of 2

THE Kitchen Drawer Edit

You’ll love our new Kitchen Drawer Inserts because…

They are the longer, slimmer version of theinserts (or baby bins)you already know and love!Perfect for silverware, cooking tools, and even colored pencils in a craft drawer!

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The Home Edit 6 Piece Kitchen Drawer Edit, Plastic Storage System
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THE Desktop Edit

You’ll love our new Desktop Edit because…

You can mix and match the different pieces to fit your needs! Includes a base tray, pen holder, 1 small bin, and 1 small bin with a dividerIt’s perfect for storing items you access on a daily basis, whether it’s for supplies on your desk or makeup on your vanity!

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The Home Edit 4 Piece Office Desktop Edit
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THE Office Drawer Edit

You’ll love our new Office Drawer Edit because…

It includes large, medium, and small inserts WITH REMOVABLE DIVIDERS!!You’ll be able to subcategorize your subcategories if needed!The inserts fit perfectly inside our Walmart bins and drawers! So many options!

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Clear Plastic Desk Drawer Organizers - 6 Pack
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THE Beauty Drawer Edit

You’ll love our new Beauty Drawer Edit because…

It includes 8 Insert Bins: Large (x 2), Medium (2x), Medium with Removable Dividers (2x), and Small (2x)You’ll be able to separate your smaller categories with the dividers (aka never mistake eyeliner for an eyebrow pencil again!)

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The Home Edit 8 Piece Beauty Drawer Edit
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THE Hair Tool Organizer & Bin Edit

You’ll love our new Hair Tool Organizer & Bin Edit because…

You’ll no longer have to deal with tangled cords, misplaced combs, etc!It includes a heat-resistant tray, making it possible to store your hot tools as soon as you’re finished using them!It‘s stackable and modular! (We recommend stacking anarrowand alarge binon top where you could store other hair products and accessories!)

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The Home Edit Hair Tool Bin with Silicone Insert
The Home Edit Hair Tool Bin with Silicone Insert

THE Hairband Holder

You’ll love our new Hairband Holder because…

You can place it on your vanity to display your favorite headbands!It also fits perfectly insideThe Home Edit Large Bin!It’s so easy to assemble/disassemble!

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The Home Edit Headband Organizer
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THE Narrow Bin with Slider Tray

You’ll love our Narrow Bin with Slider Tray because…

You can use the top tray to store the smaller items you need at a moment’s notice without losing access to the contents below!

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The Home Edit Narrow Bin with Slider Tray
The Home Edit Narrow Bin with Slider Tray

THE Hair Accessories

You’ll love our new collection of hair accessories because…

Why wouldn’t you?!Each piece is gentle and slip-proof for all-day wear, and inspired by our love of bright colors and fun patterns!

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The Home Edit Knotted Headband in Cherry Print on Blue Canvas
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The Home Edit Knotted Headband in Lemon Print on White Canvas, 1ct
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The Home Edit Braided Fashion Headband in Vibrant Green Satin, 1ct
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The Home Edit Scrunchies in Yellow Faux Leather and Lemon Print, 2ct
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The Home Edit Faux Leather Scrunchies in Light and Dark Purple
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The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Pink and Polka Dot Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Yellow and Lemon Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Solid Yellow and Lemon Print
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Shades of Light and Dark Purple
The Home Edit Jaw/Claw Clips in Shades of Light and Dark Purple

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