FOCUS ON WHAT THEY’LL SEE FIRST
Shake out the welcome mat. Dust the entryway console. Sweep the floors, paying special attention to sofa and chair legs, where dust tends to gather.
ADD SHIMMER AND SHINE
Polish a silver vase, bowl, or candlestick, and place it in full view on the coffee table or mantle. It’ll make guests think everything looks shiny and new.
BEAUTIFY THE BATHROOM
Wipe down the sink and counter, put out some colorful guest towels, straighten the bath mat, close the shower curtain, and place a flower from the garden in a vase on the vanity.