Monthly Archives: November 2017

Best Approach To A Holiday Open House

A holiday open house is a great way to share good times with friends, neighbors and family. Instead of setting a “strict” time as you would with a dinner party, the open house lets you keep things more casual. You put out food once, refresh a little along the way but for the most part everyone is on their own to come and go within the window of time you set. Very casual. Here’s how you should approach your holiday open house:

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Consider Your Guests

The more the merrier applies to a holiday open house. That’s why you want to consider the timing. Christmas Day, later in the afternoon is a good zone. Same for New Year’s Day but Christmas Eve might be too hectic for some people who are dealing with last minute details of their own holidays. Of course, there is always Festivus, which is the night before the night before. Everyone would be up for that open house!

Open houses are typically held during the day. So a Saturday or Sunday is best. You can set the time frame from 1 to 6 and that should work for a lot of people. If kids are going to be part of the party, then you should set up a kid zone in a back room. All they’ll need are some games, movies and snacks to keep them happy. If they’re on the younger side, then you might want to hire a babysitter to watch over them. Give the parents a break!

Keep the Food Simple

The menu for a holiday open house should be totally no-fuss. That means finger foods and appetizers. It should be all about warming things up as opposed to baking from scratch on the day of the party. You can make it even simpler by having a potluck open house. You set the theme and the rest your guests fill in. At the very least, you can accept desserts. Everyone will haves some Christmas cookies to share.

Get the House Ready

Your home will already be decorated for the holidays. What you want to be cautious about is any breakable keepsakes. Just consider the “traffic” flow of your guests. Also know, an open house is just that, open. It will be hard to lock off areas of your home. That means clearing the clutter from every room. Instead of taking that task on yourself, turn it over to Junk King Worcester. They’ll provide you with a pair of expert movers who can quickly remove any old furniture, appliances, clothing or e-waste. Think of how great your home will look after Junk King Worcester has worked their magic. Perfect for your holiday open house.

Get Rid Of Your Old Winter Stuff Fast

Can you believe that we are just a few weeks away from the first official day of winter? Weren’t we just celebrating the first official day of fall? How long before they’re predicting the “worst winter storm ever?” Will you be ready? Before things get too hectic with the approaching holidays you may want to take some time to go through all your old winter stuff. This would be all the things you use during this time of the year. But if you discover you’ve got a lot of winter stuff that’s never going to be used again, then it’s time to get rid of all of it.

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The first area to attack would be your closets. This is where you’ll no doubt find plenty of old winter coats, boots, sweaters and other cold gear. Do you really need 20 scarves? As you sort through all those things, you might create a very large pile of items that can be donated. If you hire Junk King Worcester for all your junk hauling needs, then you can rest assure that those things that can be reused will find their way to a charity. That’s part of Junk King’s total junk removal package.

The other winter stuff you have in storage could be taking up a lot of valuable space in your garage or basement. This might be some winter power tools like a snowblower that’s no longer working. You definitely want to make room for a new snowblower! That’s another thing that can’t be tossed out in the trash and is perfect to give to Junk King Worcester.

What about old furniture? Although it might not fall into the “winter stuff” category, it could still be items you want to get rid of. That’s a good thing to take care of before the holidays kick into high gear.

If you know exactly what you want to toss out, then give junk King call today. You might be able to score a same day pickup appointment. If you still need some time to sort through your stuff but want to lock down a weekend slot, then Junk King can take care that as well. Make room in your home by clearing out all the old winter stuff with a little help from Junk King Worcester.