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MAKE THE HOLIDAYS COMFORTABLE FOR YOUR GUESTS

If you're having guests over for the holidays, you'll want to check out our tips on how to make it a great experience for all parties involved. But we warn you - your guests may start suggesting celebrating at your place every year!

Whether it's the in-laws, cousins or friends from out of town, having people stay at your place during the holidays can be either a great joy or, if you're ill-prepared, a bit of a headache. Remember, the most important thing is to have plenty of time to spend with your guests and less time in the kitchen or scurrying to get things ready on the fly. Here's a list of tips that can help you get ready when your guests arrive so everyone has a wonderful time over the holidays.

Ask Your Guests What They Would Like to Eat

Nothing says hospitality like a full refrigerator, especially if it's full of your guests' favorite foods. Ask your guests about their favorite snacks and meals and stock up early. Also, you can get a head start by doing some cooking ahead of time. Plan family meals where you can leave a crockpot open all day - not only will your house be filled with the tantalizing aromas of savory stews, roasts and casseroles, you'll have more time to spend with the people you love instead of your oven.

Provide Comfortable Sleeping Arrangements

The more well-rested you and your guests are, the more everyone will enjoy the holidays. Before you pull out that old, musty, dust mite ridden mattress from the garage, consider Sit 'N Sleep's selection of high quality, low cost options. One of their most affordable mattresses is the Primo Pluto. Starting at $199 for a twin, this mattress is perfect for kids' rooms, guest rooms or those just looking for a basic, foam mattress. Another budget-friendly option is the Primo Futon Mattress, affordably priced at $269. This futon mattress offers options for extra seating as well as a comfortable extra bed.

Plan Some Fun Activities - But Don't Over Plan

After all is said and done, don't forget that the most important thing to do over the holidays is to spend time with your family and friends. While it's nice to show the out-of-towners around your city, avoid hectic activities that involve long lines and crowds. During the holidays, restaurants, movie theatres and shopping malls are swarming with people, so plan accordingly. Sometimes the best times to be had are spent relaxing together and talking at home. The holidays are a time to spend with loved ones, so make that your top priority when planning this holiday season.

Follow these tips and you'll be sure to have a great time celebrating the holidays - but be warned, your guests may start suggesting celebrating at your place every year!