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How to Prepare for Hosting Christmas

Houzz | Posted 12.18.2016 | HuffPost Home

Christmas carries the weight of expectation and pressure, so while it should be a happy time spent with family and friends, it can easily slip into feeling stressful. Which is a shame, because when Christmas goes well, it's a wonderful celebration and a chance to gather with loved ones.

5 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Holiday Guests

Dot & Bo | Posted 10.06.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dot & Bo

Fall brings crisp weather, comfy sweaters, and lots of visiting friends and family. It's up to you to make their stay as pleasant as possible. We, here at Dot & Bo, have five clever tips for preparing your home before guests arrive.

20 Ways To Legally Evict Your Houseguests

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 05.21.2016 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

I'm thrown into a panic when I know guests will spend the night. I gather clutter into garbage bags and toss them into the garage where they languish for months. I frantically dust and am amazed at the true color of the furniture.

Sanity Savers to Get You Through the Holidays

PureWow | Posted 02.21.2015 | HuffPost Home

Deep breath in. Annnnnd out. Why is Christmas so damn stressful? These sites will help you manage that mountain of to-dos--and let you get back to eat...

Modern Party Etiquette For Hosts And Guests

Houzz | Posted 02.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

Navigating modern party etiquette can be tricky for both hosts and guests. These 10 do's and don'ts should help clear up everything from what to bring (try a book instead of flowers) to those pesky details (t.p., olive pit bowls) you will not want to forget.

10 Ways To Get Your Kitchen Ready For The Holidays

Houzz | Posted 02.03.2015 | HuffPost Home

Make sure your kitchen is ready to take on guests and food to prevent damage and major cleanup later.

Everything You Need For The Ultimate Guest Room

Real Simple | Posted 01.11.2015 | HuffPost Home
Real Simple

Give visitors the four-star treatment -- and avoid awkward scenarios ("Um, could I get a new roll of TP?") -- with an overnight setup that's clean, comfortable, and ultra-considerate.

Apres Ski Me!

Carson Arthur | Posted 03.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Carson Arthur

The real questions that I want to answer are: "Why should homeowners try to extend the use of their backyards?" and: "Do we even have a reason to be in the backyard in the wintertime?"

Being The Best House Guest

Maile Keone | Posted 10.09.2013 | Travel
Maile Keone

According to, residents of the United States logged 1.6 billion personal trips in 2012. When I travel, my preference is to always stay in a hotel. I suppose that comes from my father.

WATCH: Serious Drama With 19 Family Members Under 1 Roof

OWN | Posted 08.06.2013 | OWN

Carrie and Will, a Maryland couple who have been married for 34 years, were living with their son, daughter and grandchild when Will invited 14 of his...

Horror in the Guest Room

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 08.12.2013 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

When my hostess wanted to know if I would mind sharing a room, I just assumed she meant with another human. "Be careful not to get too close to the b...

House Guest? No Thanks!

Sybil Adelman Sage | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York
Sybil Adelman Sage

As soon as the temperature goes above 50 in New York, my husband and I have a surge in popularity, morphing into the Brangelina of our social circle, ...

Frankenstorm Forced Us To Be Extended House Guests... Indefinitely

Shana Ecker | Posted 01.05.2013 | HuffPost Home
Shana Ecker

Without power or heat, we jumped at the chance to sleep on their sofa.

Eco Etiquette: Dealing With Not-So-Green Summer House Guests

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 08.13.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Every summer our dear but...

Abolish the Nazi-Commie Nightmare of Public Firefighting

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

If we seize this moment, if we maintain this momentum, we can give our children an America free from the totalitarian, communist abomination of public firefighting.