Do you ever feel like a housekeeper during the holidays? Housekeeping can be a daunting task this time of year! ’Tis the season for out of town visitors and neighbor pop ins! What do you do when you don’t have a housekeeper or maid service on speed dial? Fake it! There are plenty of great tips for a maid on the internet, but this short article offers fabulous, realistic tips to keep your house in tip top shape this holiday season. I am a firm believer in daily housekeeping that includes de-cluttering your shared living spaces…which also happen to be the areas that guests see on a regular basis. Try spot cleaning your kitchen and half bath each night before going to bed. After a few days it becomes housekeeping habit! I also love the idea of adding holiday candles, reed oil diffusers, or creating your own holiday scent to keep your home smelling welcoming and fresh. An easy DIY recipe for “The Smell of Christmas” is to simmer a cup of fresh cranberries, a tablespoon of whole cloves, a sliced orange, and 3 cinnamon sticks in a cup of water on the stovetop.