This week you can:
- sweep through the home to make sure it's ready for guests
- plan your day through all the details
If you have followed along from the start, you know where your good china is and your kitchen is organized and ready to go. If you have not, let's start with an emergency clean up plan. What rooms do your family most often end up in? This is where you want to focus. Be sure the dining room and family or living rooms are clean and neat. Do a 30 minute speed elimination in each room if needed. There is a detailed plan in this week's reading.
Now is the time to make a plan. First it is important to set a budget. Yes, really. Just like Christmas we can overspend on this holiday just to impress, or when we see cute decorations or an expensive unique food item.
Then: make a guest list, will it be sit down or buffet, how will the table be set, what kind of beverages, fresh flowers or other centerpiece, background music or football game, candles for the table, tablecloth, do you have enough utensils, enough chairs, will there be a kid table? Then of course anything that is unique to your family.
Next week we will talk about the food!
Until Next Time.....