11/21/14


The holidays are a time to celebrate with family and often out-of-town visitors come for the festivities, visiting the kids and catching up on old times. Having your home in tip-top shape is a must, at least here. I like everything to smell and look nice, it's not every day certain guests grace us with their presence we might as well make their short stay an enjoyable one.

Here are some great tips from P&G to help everyone make the best of their holiday visits!

In the kitchen:

Have a guest who may be a bit messy? Clean up those stains with Tide to Go pens. You can offer your guests a quick clean up after a mealtime mishap in minutes without having to run the laundry machines.

Harsh winter air and a sinkful of dirty dishes is not a way to spend time with your guests since they are probably first to offer a helping hand. Show your gratitude and dishwashing pleasant by using Dawn hand renewal with Olay! Cutting greasy dishes and moisturizing hands in just five washes!


In the living area and guest rooms:

Places your guests will be using should be fresh. Sprinkle Downy Unstoppables in your laundry before guests arrive to ensure linnens like hand towels and bedsheets for the over night visitors are fresh smelling and clean for their arrival. 



Create a relaxing atmosphere by placing Febreze Frosted Pine Air Effects candles around common areas or at bedside tables in guest rooms. They will love the aroma.

In the bathroom:

Make sure you stock up the toiletries if you have over night guests. Always make sure to have an extra roll of Charmin bathroom tissue on hand. You don't want your guests to have the embarrassment of using the last square.

Travel sized shampoo, conditioners and body washes work great for your guests personal use. These are usually simple things everyone forgets to pack before they travel so why not leave Olay body wash and Olay Regenerest at their sinkside. 


In their shower, add a personal touch and offer up small travel sized bottles of different kinds of shampoo to suit their hair needs. Pantene Smooth for the super sleek or Pantene Volume for 24 hour volume.




Last but not least don't forget to spray the air and change the atmosphere with Febreze Frosted Pine air effects. You may be noseblind but your guests are not!

With these great tips, I'm sure everyone will have a smooth and happy holiday season! 

For more information please visit www.PGEveryday.ca and follow @PGEverydayCA on Twitter! 


WIN IT


To give you a helping hand to prepare for your holiday guests, our friends at P&G are giving one AME reader the chance to win a Holiday Host kit valued at $40! This kit includes:

Downy Unstoppables
Tide-To-Go

Olay body wash
Olay Regenerist Sachets
Pantene Smooth Shampoo

Pantene Smooth Conditioner
Pantene Volume Shampoo
Pantene Volune Conditioner
Febreze Sugared Cranberry Candle
Febreze Frosted Pine Air Effects
Dawn Hand Renewal

Open to Canadian residents 18+ excluding Quebec. Enter using the ballot below. Mandatory entry required. Ends December 12th, 2014. By entering this giveaway you understand your information will only be shared with representatives of P&G should your name be drawn winner. 

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49 comments:

  1. Buy appetizers so you cook less and spend more time with your guests

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  2. I bake ahead of time. Have lots of food on hand to feed whoever shows up.

    Florence

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  3. Prepare ahead of time so you can visit with your guests.

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  4. Do whatever prep work you can in advance so you can enjoy their company.

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  5. Do as much prep you can in advance! Cook/Bake ahead of time and put in the freezer. (Judy Cowan)

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  6. Pre-prepare food in advance if you can! Ask for help! Victoria Ess

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  7. Preset your table. Make a variety of platters so everyone can enjoy what they like and make what you can in advance so you're not always in the kitchen.

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  8. Make sure you have lots of good food prepared in advance. Whatever else that doesn't go quite well will be glossed over with food.

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  9. order in the food. get the stress of cooking out the picture

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  10. My tip is to do a potluck and have everyone bring something

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  11. I like to get as much done in advance (food prep, cleaning, etc) so that I don't have to try and do everything last minute.

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  12. My holiday entertaining tip is to go potluck style. Have a potluck where everyone brings their favourite dish or an assigned potluck where you ask others to bring certain dishes to compliment what you are making. It will save you time and let you enjoy your guests rather than being stuck in the kitchen the whole time.

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  13. Prepare as much as you can ahead of time.

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  14. Have a place to sleep made up and ready in case one of your guests gets too into the eggnog and needs a safe place to sleep ;)

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  15. Plan ahead - do any guests have allergies, etc..

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  16. After reading the comments here, I guess I'm in the majority with my tip of preparing as much ahead as possible. Baking in the freezer, shopping done as far in advance as practical etc.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G

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  17. My best tip is to have a list of everything, things to do, what to cook and what to put out when.

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  18. Pot lucks allow everyone to bring their specialty dish and everyone enjoys the variety!

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  19. My best tip is to keep some appetizers and treats in the freezer so you can quickly prepare something if unexpected visitors pop by.

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  20. Prepare as much as you can in advance

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  21. Spraying febreeze in holiday scents

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  22. My best tip is to be prepared before visitors come. Mostly by cooking ahead, and keeping last minute cleaning to a minimum.

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  23. Be prepared ahead of time as much as possible,,and ask for HELP with cleaning up!

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  24. Make your holiday gathering a potluck so that not all the work falls to you.

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  25. Light scented candles so your house smells fresh and festive!

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  26. Decorate your bathrooms for the holiday too! Put a mini tree in there with fancy Christmas towels and soap!

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  27. We make sure we have plenty of non-alcoholic drinks on hand for all our guests who don't drink or are designated drivers.
    KellyPC

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  28. Make sure that you have things for the kids to do, so that they are also entertained while you are entertaining.

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  29. My best tip is to try and take it easy, don't get too fussy!

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  30. Put out clean towels and light some candles...and make sure to have some crafts to keep the kids busy!

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  31. Pre cook as much food as possible the week before so all you have to do the day of is heat it all!

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  32. My tip is to have easy frozen apps. that you can pop in the oven for guests.

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  33. Freeze grapes to throw in wine to keep it chilled!

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  34. I always try to clean as I go so that I can have time to enjoy with my guests and not have a big mess at the end.

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  35. Prepare upfront and make sure you have more than enough :)

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  36. just relax! it's not worth it if you aren't having fun!

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  37. Have lots of appetizers and make sure all the bathrooms are clean

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  38. Cook everything you can ahead of time - that way you can enjoy too!

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  39. Make sure you have plenty of snacks and keep a clean bathroom!!

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  40. Create a nice atmosphere for guests: candles, dimmed lights, nice music, fresh flowers or greens in a vase.
    Cheers.

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  41. Do as much prep as you can before the party and relax!

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  42. prepare as much as possible in advance so that you can spend more time with your guests. Clean the areas that will be used eg dining room, bathroom, living room leaving the kitchen until last as this is used most.

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  43. I try to make everyone fell comfortable. Music, snacks, drinks, but nothing too fancy for us.

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