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Here we are in the final days before Christmas and everyone seems to be rushing around with last-minute lists of things to be done.

As you are compiling those lists, make one of things to be sure to have on hand through your holiday entertaining. If you are prepared, it makes entertaining so much more simple and enjoyable!

Some things to be sure you are well stocked on:


paper towels

toilet paper

facial tissues

aluminum foil

plastic wrap

garbage bags

baking soda (works well for so many things from neutralizing orders to shining the stainless faucets)

bleach wipes (you know someone is going to show up sick and these are a quick and handy way to keep things wiped down and as clean as possible)

milk and eggs


club soda (mix it with any type of juice for automatic punch! Also great at removing stains, polishing jewelry and glass, and settling upset stomachs!)

munchies (people arrive hungry and get hungrier with all the great smells coming from the kitchen. Have an ample supply of munchies like veggie trays, crackers and cheese on hand.)

games (if children are in the mix, have a few easy to play games ready. Coloring books and crayons are also a great diversion.)

Last-minute gifts (keep a few generic gifts on hand wrapped and ready for giving. You never know when you are going to need one. It can be something simple like candles or lotion sets for women and candy, a book or a car-related item – think furry mitt with ice scraper attached – for the guys.)

Enjoy the time spent with loved ones who gather in your home and remember, it is all about the memories you make through time together.

Happy Holidays and Happy Entertaining!

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