I received products from MojiLife for free in exchange for my review. All opinions are mine.
I used to think I had to have a huge house with new stainless steel appliances, the newest flat screen TV, and a living room that looked like it was out of the latest issue of Better Home and Gardens before I could invite anyone over to my home. Since I didn’t have the newest appliances (we are still fixing up an older house), and my house was never spotless because of kids, I was always hesitant to invite anyone other than family over.
Over the years, I have come to realize that I don’t need any of these to be able to have people over. People are less likely to look at what your home does or doesn’t have if they are made to feel welcome. Instead of stressing out about what others will think of my house, I focus on the little things I can do to make sure I have an inviting home.
5 Ways to Have a More Inviting Home:
1. Do the Dishes.
Before your guests arrive, be sure to do the dishes. A sink full of dirty dishes can make your kitchen smell bad. Additionally, if you offer your guests anything to eat or drink, you will have even more dirty dishes to add to your already full sink. It’s best to have the dishes done since it takes care of getting rid of the funky smell of the dirty dishes, and leaves you with a sparkling clean kitchen.
2. Pick up Clutter.
I don’t believe you need to have a spotless home to have guests over; however, I do think that your house needs to be picked up. If you are anything like me and have four baskets full of clean laundry you haven’t folded yet, stuff them in a spare room before guests arrive. (I do this weekly before my small group arrives, and I’m not even kidding.) If your kids have toys all over the living room floor, have them pick them up. Just simply picking up the items that don’t belong in a room and putting them away is an easy way to make your home more inviting.
3. Dust and Vacuum.
Dust and dirt can quickly build up in a home. Dusting the shelves, mirrors, lamps, and tables can take a matter of minutes, and make your home look so much cleaner. After you dust, be sure to run the vacuum through the room to pick up the dust that ended up on the floor. I’m not saying you have to dust every ceiling fan, vacuum between the cushions of your couch, or dust between every nook and cranny. Just simply dusting the surfaces in your home and then vacuuming will have a major impact on making your guests feel welcome because you took the time to clean.
4. Offer Food and Drink.
I remember going to my grandmother’s house as a kid; every time I went, no matter what time of the day it was, she always offered me a snack and a drink. It wasn’t just any snack either. It was always a slice of cake she had baked, or a warm cookie straight from the oven. It was the best feeling in the world! I always try to offer my guests something to drink and something to eat. Many times if I know someone is coming over, I will have something they like baking so it will be ready shortly after they arrive. It’s little things like this that go a long way in making your guests feel welcome in your home.
5. Make Your House Smell Good.
Have you ever walked into someone’s house only to smell this horrible odor? Or could smell the litter box from three rooms away? It doesn’t make for an inviting home at all. On the other end of the spectrum, have you ever walked into someone’s home and it smelled so wonderful? Smells can go a long way into making someone feel welcome. I used to light a candle before people would arrive at my house, but then I had an incident where my candle caught fire in my bathroom when my small group was over! It was mortifying having to get the fire extinguisher out to put it out!
After that, I swore I would never, ever light a candle in my bathroom before guests arrived again. The only thing is that the bathroom is one place I feel like I need a little extra help making it smell better when guests are over. A friend of mine introduced me to MojiLife, and since then I haven’t had to worry about how my house smells!
AirMoji is an awesome device that doesn’t use water, heat, or wax, while making your home smell amazing! The AirMoji has a rechargeable battery that will last for over 40 hours! To use the AirMoji, you simply take off the top, take the top and bottom seal off your scent (there are so many amazing scents available), and place it inside. Then replace the top, and plug it in so you can use it and charge the battery at the same time.
One of the cool things about the AirMoji is that you can use your cell phone to turn it off and on! If you feel the scent is getting too strong with guests over, you can turn it off from your phone, or set it on a timer/schedule. It is such an easy and simple way to have an inviting home because you don’t have to remember to light a candle (and then watch it to make sure it doesn’t catch anything on fire), worry about oils spilling out on the floor from a plug-in, or have to worry with hot wax. You can check out the MojiLife products available here.
Before inviting guests over to your home, try doing these things to have a more inviting home. You’ll see that just a little bit of effort goes a long way, and your guests will be asking you how your house smells so amazing (thanks to MojiLife).