Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Company's Coming

We have all had this happen at one time or another. I hate when this happens. You think that your house is in good shape and then unexpected guests call and want to stop by and visit.

According to Judy Baier and Becky Beyer, home stagers in the Kansas city area, tell us how to whip it into shape before the doorbell rings.

Prioritize.. Tackle obvious messes in the rooms where guests will gather. First impressions are important, so get rid of jackets tossed on chairs and newspapers strewn on the table. Load the dishwasher.

Delegate.. Have your husband do a quick vacuum of high traffic areas, while your kids pick up stray toys.

Refresh.. Use wipes to quickly clean and deodorize bathrooms. Hang fresh towels.

Welcome.. Keep prepackaged cookie dough on hand and pop a tray in the oven before your guests arrive. Your home will smell delicious and you'll have a sweet treat to offer your friends .

Hope this helps the next time this happens to you .

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