With the holidays fast approaching and numerous entertaining dates in the calendars, I think that the second weekend in November is an ideal time to focus on getting organised. Personally I love a good sort out: clearing out drawers, finding a place to store newly acquired items, getting all my linens in order and stocking up on household essentials. Around this time of year growing up, I would always help my mum to get our place in order ready for the busy festive season ahead. We would start by making up guest baskets in advance of visitors coming to stay. I filled wire baskets with freshly laundered towels and essential toiletries, and sometimes included a scented candle for visitors to light in the guest bedroom when they arrived. After refreshing the guest bedroom with new linen, I would ensure the home office had plenty of wrapping supplies and stationery for wrapping presents. So, in honour of this tradition, I plan to spend time nesting this weekend and preparing my place for busy times ahead. What do you do to prepare your home for the holidays?
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