The Holiday Hosting and Travel Guide

Saturday, November 11, 2023

The holiday season has arrived, and whether you're hosting loved ones overnight or embarking on a trip, a little preparation and organization are key to ensuring smooth experiences and lasting memories. Here's your definitive guide on how to host with flair and travel without a hitch.

For the Gracious Hosts
Craft the Perfect Guest Basket:  

You can never go wrong with a thoughtful guest basket. Fill it with essentials they may have forgotten such as toiletries, snacks, and a water bottle for those middle-of-the-night thirst quenches. It's the little gestures that make a huge difference.  

**Pro-tip:** Place a note inside with the WiFi network name and password for easy reference. It's a small touch that goes a long way.

Create Space – No Guest Should Live Out of a Suitcase: 

Remember, your guest room isn't just a place to sleep; it's a temporary home. Clear out some space by relocating currently stored items, ensuring your guests have room to unpack. A few empty hangers in the closet can be a game-changer, and dedicating a drawer for folded items allows your guests to truly settle in.


Grid Basket

Everyday Hangers

Bkr Waterbottle

Hygiene Essentials


For the Excited Travelers

Flying? Master the Art of the Carry-On:  

Ditch the baggage claim wait by opting for a carry-on. Overwhelmed imagining how you’ll fit everything? The answer: compression packing cubes. These little wonders not only save space but also keep items organized, making unpacking at your destination a breeze. 

**Pro-tip:** Keep a pouch with spare charging cables set aside just for travel. This way, you can pack in advance while ensuring your devices remain charged nightly at home.

Driving? Pack Like a Pro: 

Road trips have their own packing challenges, from ensuring everything fits to maintaining a clutter-free environment. Consider additional car storage solutions, like a roof box, to free up trunk space. Additionally, a divided car organizer inside can keep essentials within arm's reach, while a dedicated trashcan prevents the inevitable accumulation of snack wrappers.


Carry-On Suitcase

Compression Packing Cubes

Thule Roof Box

Car Organizer

The holidays can be hectic, but with some planning and organization, you can ensure smooth transitions, whether you're welcoming loved ones into your home or hitting the road. After all, the holiday season's magic isn't just in the celebrations, but in the memories we create along the way. Safe travels and happy hosting!


the NEAT team

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