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4 Easy Hacks to Get Your Home Holiday Ready for Guests

This post was sponsored by Neato. All opinions expressed are my own.

Hosting family and friends during the holidays can sometimes cause stress with a to-do list a mile long. But it doesn’t have to – especially when you take advantage of these 4 simple hacks to get your home ready for holiday guests!

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I absolutely love Christmas. I love the twinkling, cozy feel of Christmas lights. I love the color combinations and the smells that go along with the winter holiday. I love the feeling of friendship during this time and even the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping. I seriously just love it all!

I also love to host family and friends at Christmas time. I love playing host because it’s a great way to get everyone together and catch up on life. While the event is happening, it’s wonderful, but sometimes the lead up to getting everything ready is when the stress really arrives.

When you’re getting your home holiday-ready, especially when hosting parties or family get-togethers, it’s easy to get caught up in the planning and feel time slip away for the not-so-fun parts of hosting like cleaning your home! But today I’ve got 4 super simple hacks that will help you get your home ready for hosting so you can use all your extra time to make your holiday party even more spectacular!

Put Christmas lights everywhere!

Christmas trees and lights are a huge distraction to any mess. Everyone’s eyes will be drawn straight to the lovely twinkling lights instead of the areas you didn’t get a chance to clean.

Obviously I’m trying to put a little humor in this hack list, but it’s totally true! If you don’t have time to clean everything, just decorate a little more to keep their eyes off of it and on to the twinkling lights!

Let a Neato robot vacuum do the cleaning for you.

Adding a robot vacuum cleaner to your home is a lifesaver all year around, but especially during the holidays! You don’t have to worry about adding time into your day to clean your floors when you have a Neato vacuum.

Whether you have carpet or hardwood, or both, Neato glides right over both surfaces. It works really great with homes that have pets because of its unique D-shape design with extra-wide main vacuum brush and extra-large dust bin picks up and captures 40% more dust, dirt and debris than early Neato Robotics robot vacuums.

And you’ll likely give up on cleaning before your Neato robot vacuum does! The New Neato D9 offers a 200 minute run-time and can cover as much as a 1,600 square foot house on a single charge. If you have a larger home or wants the best the Neato D10 is the robot vacuum for you, it has XXL battery with a 300 minute run-time and can cover up to 2,700 square foot house on the single charge.

The best part – when it’s done cleaning, the Neato robot vacuum returns to it’s charge station on it’s own! Actually, having a Neato robot vacuum is the ultimate life hack – not just for the holidays!

To make this vacuum even sweeter for the holidays, Neato Robotics is offering 10% off with the code NEATOAFFILIATE10 from now until December 31, 2021!

Make fresh baked cookies.

There’s no better smell than fresh baked cookies and that’s why this is also one of my favorite holiday hacks! Not only will you have a delicious snack ready for your guests, but your home will be smell festive and sweet!

Santa's Favorite Cookies

Any cookies will do, but here’s a great list of over 25 delicious Christmas cookie recipes you can choose from!

Decorate with useful products.

I’ve touted that this is the easiest and quickest holiday decoration you can make – and probably the most inexpensive too! It’s a great way to add a little holiday touch in a pinch, specifically for a room your guests will likely visit but you might tend to overlook the holiday decor.

This fun toilet tissue decor is SO easy. I share the full directions in this post, but ultimately it’s just a roll of toilet paper wrapped in festive gift paper tissue!

There you have it! There’s no need to stress over getting your home ready for holiday guests when you use these 4 extremely simple hacks to make things go smoother!