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The Ultimate Hosting Guide

Hosting Guide

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The Ultimate Hosting Guide


You might FEEL ready to be the ultimate host.

BUT are you REALLY READY to be the ultimate host?

You want to invite guests to your home for great gatherings.

Home gatherings can be a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your family and friends. However, these get-togethers can become stressful if you are unprepared, have an unorganized space, or you need to spend some time on home improvement. Thankfully, there are easy ways to get ready to host the perfect gatherings!




A cluttered space can be an eyesore for your guests, and it can also make you feel disorganized and stressed out. Create open and empty space so that your guests can feel comfortable. Great places to start are places that are used often for entertaining, such as the kitchen and the living room. If you are struggling to declutter, remember that you can often make a space look more tidy just by putting away a few decorative items.


Clean Frequently


In order to keep your house ready for gatherings, you should have a cleaning schedule. You can divide your house into different sections, and then assign a particular day or week to clean those areas. For example, you can assign the bedrooms to be cleaned every week, while the kitchen can be cleaned once a month. Plan your schedules according to your lifestyle, and you will find it easy to keep your house clean without getting stressed out.


Keep Up With Maintenance


The maintenance of your home can quickly pile up and overwhelm you. Therefore, you should keep up to date with anything your house needs. Many people forget to take care of their roof. This is one of the first things your guests will see when they arrive at your gatherings, so make sure your roof is looking its best with residential roofing services. If you regularly keep up with maintenance, you will not get stressed right before your gathering happens.


Freshen Up With Fragrance


If you want to make sure your guests feel comfortable in your home, you can use air fresheners and scented candles to freshen up. Setting up scented candles in different areas of the house can help to mask any odors and set the mood. If you would like a more natural way to introduce scent into your home, a diffuser for essential oils can be a great addition to any gathering.


Don’t Forget the Guest Bathroom


It is very easy to forget about the guest bathroom because you do not use it often! Before every gathering, you should make sure that your guest bathroom is clean and well-stocked. You can use decorative jars and vases to store cleaning supplies such as toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and soap. A creative pile of hand towels can improve the experience, and a great fragrance is a must.


Many people think entertaining is difficult and that a great gathering is unattainable. In truth, organizing the perfect gathering does not have to stress you out. With these helpful tips, you will be everyone’s favorite host in no time!

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Naturally Yours,
Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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24 thoughts on “The Ultimate Hosting Guide”

  1. Faith Stephenson

    This is a good list of tips. There are a lot of tips here that I need to keep in mind. Your sharing is greatly appreciated.

  2. We do these most of the time because my mom really wants to invite guests in our house. Specially my mom has 7 siblings so we have a big family lol

  3. Such a great article to read, it’s very informative and on point! Definitely a big help who will do hosting in their home!

  4. The guest bathroom is always were we have to focus. We have a 3/2 house, so the guest bathroom is also my boys bathroom. While they aren’t messy (especially for boys) it does need a sprucing up before we have people over.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.