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Interior design tips for the holiday season


towah Carpet One Floor & Home’s annual fall issue of Beautiful Design Made Simple, includes a special holiday insert offering customers inspiration, ideas and advice for the upcoming season. In their most recent release, Julie Edelman, The Accidental Housewife, provides stress-relieving tips and an easy guide to preparing for the holidays in her article “Your Sanity-Saving 6 Week Cleaning N’ Preening Holiday Countdown.” The list of “to-dos” offers customers an easy-to-follow timeline that will ensure their homes are prepped and ready for the upcoming holidays.


As the holidays approach and the weather turns, spaces within the home naturally tend to accumulate a few extra layers. “Before you take out your warm throws, heavier drapery and holiday decor, take time to de-clutter your home,” Edelman said. “Go through one room at a time, separating items by those to keep, those to store and those to donate.”


In addition to getting rid of clutter, Etowah Carpet One Floor & Home provides advice on pre-holiday cleaning. They advise that flooring especially needs extra care around the holidays due to dirt and pet dander that can be the cause of discomfort for guests with allergies. Etowah Carpet One Floor & Home’s Flooring Guide has more information for the care and maintenance of all types of flooring.


With a clean and clutter-free home, focus shifts to entertaining guests as the holidays approach. From advice on hosting a holiday party or a weekend stay for friends and family to making sure your home has the proper guest accommodations during the holidays, Etowah Carpet One Floor & Home shows customers that a little planning can make a big difference. Edelman suggests, “For the bathroom, begin collecting travel and sample size cosmetics. Arrange the products in a nice basket along with other items that will make them feel more at home, such as soft slippers or a few seasonal candles to choose from. For the bedroom, make sure the closet is stocked with hangers, outlets are in clear view for easy charging, and surfaces and drawers are clean and clear for your guest’s personal items.”


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