How To Get Organized For Fall Parties And Entertaining
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Before you host fall parties in your home, follow these tips to organize your kitchen and living room. Soon, you’ll be ready for fall entertaining!
Do you love hosting fall parties? Welcoming people into your house might seem stressful or daunting, but we want to help take all the stress out of it.
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How To Organize Your Home For Fall parties
Are you ready for the busy fall season? With a little planning and preparation, you can handle anything that comes your way!
Keep reading and you’ll discover time-saving hacks and tips that will help you control the chaos and organize your living room and home before you host your fall parties.
Use Checklists to stay organized
Do you thrive with a plan and a checklist? It’s so helpful to have all the steps listed out for you – I get it!
Buy the Take Action Printables Binder. It will make all the difference! In it, you’ll have all the checklists and reminders you could ever need! Write down all the things you need to do before the parties and begin checking them off.
Prepare Your Home For Indoor Parties
As summer ends and fall begins, the weather starts to cool and the days grow shorter. Instead of spending afternoons gardening, grilling, and playing games in the backyard, my family moves indoors – almost always into the living room and kitchen. It’s where we keep our television, our board game collection, our books, and our movies, (and of course the food!). It’s easy to see why it’s where we often end up together at the end of the day.
Because it sees so much use, it’s no surprise to find it challenging to keep the living room and kitchen clean and organized. With so much traffic, keeping the remote controls, throw pillows, and DVD’s in place can feel like a constant chore – and, frankly, it can be more trouble than it’s worth.
And as we move into fall and toward the holiday season, chances are our living rooms will see lots of additional traffic as we open our homes to friends and family.
Living room and Kitchen tip for fall parties
As you prep your living room for the months ahead, consider making some changes to make the most of your space. If you’re willing to invest a little time and energy into it, you can really enhance your living room by following these space-saving hacks.
Rearrange Your Furniture
If you can’t remember the last time you moved your couch, it could be the perfect time to shake up the layout of your living room furniture. Not an interior designer? That’s ok! You can find plenty of tips online to help you through the process.
When you are trying to prepare for fall parties, arrange the chairs and couch in a way that encourages conversation. You also want to prepare for a convenient traffic flow – allow there to be plenty of space for people to walk through.
Buy Furniture That Doubles As Storage Space
For an easy way to address the clutter in your living room, look for furniture that can store stuff you don’t always need to see. Consider coffee tables with lifting lids or ottomans whose cushions come off to reveal a secret space.
Do you need more storage in your kitchen? Check out these small kitchen storage hacks for some genius ideas!
Add Accessories For A Fresh Look
If your living room or kitchen is feeling a little stale, freshen things up with one or two new decor pieces. Amazon, Michael’s, and TJ Maxx Home Goods are all great places to go for fun, affordable decor for any season.
Organize the Living Room For Parties
Rather not make such dramatic changes? A little organization can make a big difference. Here are a few tips for creating a calm and welcoming space in your living room that is perfect for fall entertaining.
Hide Things in Decorative Bins
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on expensive baskets if you know how to DIY. Stash your stuff in pretty baskets and hide them away on the bookshelf. No one will be the wiser.
If you want these baskets and bins to add to the aesthetic of your living room, give them matching labels. They are really easy to make yourself, or you can buy some personalized ones off Etsy.
Only Leave Out essentials
Since the guests will be over, you only want to leave out things that will interest them or prove useful to conversations. Store away unnecessary personal items such as the TV remote, slippers, personal letters, and chargers.
Fill a tray with essentials the guests can use such as hand sanitizer, tissues, mints, and books that can serve as conversation pieces.
Add Additional Shelving
If you are running low on space for your baskets, you can make your own shelves without much effort. Buy some bookshelves or hang some floating shelves. Wall space is often the most overlooked storage area in the home.
Quick and Easy Kitchen Organization Tips for Fall parties
The kitchen is where your guests will wander as they look for the appetizers. Make it a welcoming and warm part of your home and keep it organized. Not sure where to start? Try these tips.
Store Away Large Appliances
Keep your counter tops clear and clean by storing away large kitchen appliances like blenders and the Instant Pot. One place lots of people store them is in the pantry.
A clear counter will give you more space for the appetizers and make the entire kitchen feel more open and as though it has more space.
Set Out A Drink Station
Decide what kind of drinks you want to provide and create a station around it. Whether that means creating a bar cart or setting up your own coffee station, provide everything your guests need. They will be impressed!
Use Decor For Storage
Finally, try to use decor for storage in the kitchen too. For example, store your dry goods in decorative glass jars. You can also store cords in ways that are unobtrusive and completely organized.
There are also quite a few ways that you can hang things up on the wall so that your pans become part of the wall decor, too. One of my favorite hacks is to create a pretty way to store your coffee cup collection, like a wall pallet organizer.
Fall Parties: Final Thoughts
Don’t stress too much about preparing your home for some fall parties. All you need is a plan. Start with our Take Action Printables Binder. It will organize everything you need to do in a systematic way so you can accomplish it all, one checkbox at a time.
Use The Clutter Keeper Thanksgiving Planner
Go snag the Clutter Keeper Thanksgiving Planner! Then, you can use it on your tablet or print it out and write on it with pens and markers.
Inside this planner, you’ll find:
- Menu and grocery list to record all the dishes you’re planning to make for your feast and the ingredients you need to buy to make them.
- Cooking schedule to easily track what time everything needs to go into the oven so it’s all ready at the same time for dinner
- Guest list to know who’s in and what they’re bringing
- Place cards beautifully designed to coordinate with your planner
- Organizing checklist to take the guesswork out of what you need to get done every week leading up to Thanksgiving
Go get your Thanksgiving Planner now!
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More Holiday Tips
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