6 Simple Ways to Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

Get your home ready for the holidays with these essentials! 

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Our home is never busier than during the holidays. From Thanksgiving and New Years it seems like our door is always open to welcome friends and family. That's one of the reasons why it's my favorite time of the year, but also why it can get stressful. Especially with kids and pets in our family!

Getting your home ready for the holidays doesn't need to be overwhelming. There are a few simple things that you can do to make your house clean, comfortable, and welcoming for guests all season long.

Simple Ways to Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

Holidays should be time for family and fun, not for stress. That's why I focus on a few easy things that make my home inviting so that I can relax and enjoy our time together. Here are a few of my favorite tricks for getting my home ready for the holiday season.

Keep Floors Clean the Easy Way

This is our first holiday since we refinished our wood floors last summer, and I could make myself crazy keeping them clean with twin boys, 2 dogs, and a cat in our house. That's why I am in love with my DEEBOT 900. It is seriously the best robot vacuum I have used.

The DEEBOT is a super smart vacuum that lets you schedule cleanings from anywhere thanks to the ECOVACS app so you can always come home to clean floors! Or you can schedule it to run while you are sleeping so you wake up to fresh floors every morning.

DEEBOT even syncs with your smart home system so you can just say "DEEBOT, start cleaning" and your vacuuming will be done. How amazing is that?

I love that DEEBOT is safe for my new wood floors: you can actually remove the brush if you need to and just use suction to get up all those dog hair tumbleweeds (it's OK, we all get them). And DEEBOT is quieter than other robot vacuums I have tried so my crazy dog doesn't try to chase it around (true story).

Find DEEBOT where you already shop online or at Target!

Deal alert: the ECOVACS DEEBOT 900 will be $100 off at participating retailers the week of Cyber Monday. Get details here.

Make Your Home Smell Amazing

There's nothing better than an amazing smelling candle to make your home cozy and inviting during the holidays. And on cold winter nights nothing smells better than the Beach Bonfire Small Jar Candle from Chesapeake Bay Candle. Don't let the name fool you: this isn't a summer scent. It's a cozy combination of some of my favorite essential oils like fir needle, patchouli, and vetiver for a relaxing, woodsy aroma. And all Chesapeake Bay Candles are designed and poured right here in my home state of Maryland.

Check out the Beach Bonfire Small Jar Candle here and more from the Heritage Collection by Chesapeake Bay Candle like the Pumpkin Latte Small Jar Candle or the Chestnut & Acorn Small Jar Candle.

Pamper Your Guests

When you have overnight guests for the holidays you want to make sure they are as comfortable as can be. That's why we have outfitted our guest room with the Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle from Brooklinen.

These sheets are made for serious comfort and luxury, with a super soft and smooth 480 thread count weave. Our dog Grady agrees that this is the coziest this bed has ever been.

The Hardcore Bundle has everything you need to outfit your guest room this holiday season. It includes a Core Sheet Set, Duvet Cover, and 2 extra pillowcases. And you can mix and match from a classic color palette to create your perfect room decor.

Deal alert: use my coupon code sunny20 to receive $20 off any order of $50 or more from Brooklinen, now through 12/31/18. Click here to shop!

Set the Mood

Some of our favorite holiday traditions are Christmas music dance parties and holiday movie nights. This year we are taking them to the next level with smart light bulbs and the Element Color Plus from Sengled.

This is the COOLEST idea for wireless lighting: the Sengled home app allows you to control lights, set schedules, and add pops of color or hues to your lighting with just a touch of a button. It's perfect to set the lighting for movie night or to warm up your room for family gatherings.

And dance parties are more fun than ever with the Solo Color Plus: the lightbulb that works as a speaker for your Echo Dot. How fun is that?

Deal alert: check out the following offers from Sengled here!

Black Friday
• Buy Echo device, get Element Classic 2 pk A19 for $10
• 25-30% off Sengled Element products on Amazon

Cyber Monday Deal of the Day
• 35% off for 24 hrs for select Element products

Clean Your Hidden Clutter

Holidays are one of those times when people are everywhere in your house: helping in the kitchen, getting extra towels from the linen closet, or hanging coats in the hall. If you haven't cleaned out your cabinets or drawers in a while now is the time to do it! Make things easier on yourself and your guests by clearing out the clutter in normally hidden places like cabinets, drawers, and closets.

And keep things clean with my secret weapon - Smooth Top® Easy Liner® Shelf Liner.

This is so much more than a shelf liner. This non adhesive liner has a smooth surface so you can use these anywhere that you need to protect and keep clean. The surface is easy to clean and the liners are simple to cut, install, replace and reposition. Seriously, I use them everywhere.

Check out the variety of colors and styles of Easy Liner® here, available in both 12" and 20" widths.

Simplify Your Holiday Decor

Decorating is one of the most fun parts of getting your home ready for the holidays. But you don't need to go overboard! Head to Christmas Central for all your holiday decorating needs including this adorable Iced Mini Pine Christmas Tree.

Perfect for a rustic, farmhouse look, this mini green pine in a galvanized bucket is the perfect accent for your mantle, tabletop, or hearth. With realistic branches that look like they have been kissed by the snow, this frosted mini green Christmas tree looks like it was freshly cut for a country cottage. It's the perfect match for our homemade Christmas countdown sign!

Check out the Iced Mini Pine Christmas Tree here.

How are you getting your home ready for the holidays? Leave a comment below and let me know!

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