With the passing of Halloween comes the onset of the holiday season. Thoughts of turkey, football, and family are preceded by the stress of getting the house ready.
While Rug Doctor rentals and Pine-Sol sales will skyrocket this season, there are things besides cleaning that will really impress your guests.
RamblingsOfASuburbanMom.com suggests filling apothecary jars with treats. Don't keep your home stocked with apothecary jars? No problem, just fill up some clear vases, or even some large drinking glasses with candy, ribbons, or ornaments. The great thing is that you can find those things in just about any color to match your decorating scheme.
Still have leaves and sticks lying around the yard? TheInspiredRoom.net has all kinds of suggestions for using those twigs for more than kindling. They even have a clever way to use small branches as a nice table centerpiece. Just don't make it too big, or else people will need safety goggles to eat their turkey!
SnazzySwitch.com offers some great light switch covers to decorate all your rooms with some inexpensive decor that your guests will love. A candy cane switch plate that will impress. Also, a light switch cover with wreaths that are a great fall addition.
Remember, a clean house will impress, but some unique, inexpensive, decor ideas is what they will be talking about on their ride home.