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Expecting guests this season (or any time of year)? Just a few tricks before company arrives can help your house look its best during the visit and make it easier to clean up when the party’s over.

Before guests arrive:

1. The fastest way to make your home look lovely is to eliminate clutter. For each main room of your house, grab a plastic storage bin and sweep in all the excess clutter and random bits that have accumulated. Store your bins in an out of the way spot—like the garage or laundry room—so they’re ready for you to organize the next day.

2. Go through your menu and choose serving dishes for everything you’re making. Place them on your buffet or table with a post-it indicating what you’ll serve in it. This will not only make your food service faster, but will save you from creating extra dirty dishes when you’re trying to find a serving bowl to accommodate something. If you expect guests to bring something to eat, stash some extra platters and bowls in an easy location so they can add their food to the buffet.

Do you have an unofficial competition on your block for the best holiday lights? Maybe it’s your turn to host Christmas dinner (or the office party) and you want your home to look its best. Whatever the reason you decorate, you don’t have to spend hours arranging holiday lighting in the cold or running multiple extension cords, thanks to clever technology and modern LED decorations—some are so efficient that they’re even powered by batteries.

One of the quickest, easiest ways to light the entire outside of your home is with our Firefly Landscape Laser Light  Just stake it, plug it in, and it looks like you’ve strung 1,000 lights. Shine it on a giant tree, and when the wind blows, the lights even appear to twinkle. We guarantee you won’t miss climbing up and down the ladder on a cold day to string holiday lighting.

Entertainer Extraordinaire Jeannie is sharing her decorating tips, hostess secrets and favorite products. With her inspiration, you’ll be entertaining holiday guests with style and ease. From Thanksgiving through Christmas, Solutions is the place to look for clever and time-saving kitchen tools, seasonal decorations and space-saving home furnishings that make it easier to welcome overnight guests.

Solutions has created an exclusive collection of decorations that make it quick and easy to beautify your home for the holidays. Watch the video and see how much time and effort you’ll save with these elegant, lighted decorations that make your  home look spectacular.


You can spend money on fancy products to clean your dishwasher, or better yet, you might just have these two products somewhere in your kitchen cabinet:

Fill the detergent cups with one of these two products: ½ cup white vinegar or a couple packs of lemon Kool-Aid (other colored packs will stain the dishwasher).

Next, run the empty machine through a complete wash cycle. And you’re done. Enjoy your clean dishwasher!