The holidays are a time when people travel far and wide to be near family and friends. Some go to visit with loved ones, others return home, and still others try out the holidays in a totally new environment.
At a time of year where the cost of travel can be quite high, there is one way for travelers to cut costs: by staying with family or friends.If you’re the one hosting out-of-town guests, a good old-fashioned Christmas scene can quickly turn into a stressful house filled to the brim with people whom you may or may not actually want to share space with.
If you’re playing host this holiday season, there is one important thing to remember: Take it all in stride. You will get tired, overwhelmed, and irritated with a bustling home. But there are a few easy ways to help survive the rush of holiday guests. Keep them happy and full with plenty of snacks, spread everyone out, and, if all else fails, get yourself out of the house for some much-needed alone time.
Check out our slideshow with plenty of handy tips for making it through all of those houseguests and still having a pleasant holiday.