Guests arriving? 13 best ways to impress them without expensive stuff.
Here we have some best ways to impress your guests without spending too much money.
Just our clothes, our house reflects your personality, taste, and lifestyle. When throwing a party we all try to find out the best ways to impress our guests with the food we serve and the way our house looks.
Here we are going to show you some tricks to make your house cozy, beautiful, and clean, without buying expensive stuff
1. Clean window blinds with salad tongs and tissues.
Next time you need to dust the blinds, grab salad tongs, wrap them in tissues or towels, and secure with an elastic band.
This improvised cleaning tool will help you clean both sides of the blinds at one time.
2. Use natural ingredients to clean the carpet.
You don’t need to be panic if you notice a stain on the carpet just before your guests arrive. Use simple products like baking soda and white vinegar to quickly clean different types of stains.
3. Use orange peel as cupcake liner.
If you got tired of using paper cupcake liners, try to use some orange peel instead. Add orange juice into chocolate cupcake dough, and bake the cupcakes in orange peels. You can also serve Jell-O, pudding, and other desserts in this unusual way.
4. Try Puzzle cookies to entertain your little guests.
It probably takes a bit more time to cook puzzle cookies, than ordinary ones, but it’s definitely worth it. Kids love it when food is turned into a kind of entertainment.
If you are throwing a kids’ party, puzzle cookies may be a good option. To make these lovely treats, all you need is is some shortbread cookie dough, cookie cutters, a pastry wheel or a knife, and some icing.
5. Serve simple dishes in a creative way.
To make your dinner special, there is no need to look for complicated recipes. Chefs and housewives from different countries share their ideas on how to be creative in the kitchen without spending hours cooking.
6. Use bouquet garni to get rid of herbs and spices in your dish.
Bouquet garni or an aromatic bunch of herbs is what you need if you want to add flavor to your soup or stew. Pick a few stems of your favorite herbs and tie them with a piece of rope,
This will help you take the bunch out of the stock later on. It’s also a good idea to wrap the bunch into a leek before tying it up.
7. Give a second chance to paper rolls.
We all know that unorganized cords and wires can be really irritating. Use plain or decorated paper rolls as DIY holders and get rid of annoying entangled wires
8. Use glass bottles as improvised flower vases.
Even plain glass bottles placed in a row may look great if you put a flower into each of them. If you have some time for further decorating, use simple household items like rope and glue, and turn a bottle into a fancy vase.
9. Fill your bathroom with fresh scents.
Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil onto the tube of a toilet paper roll. The cardboard of the tube will absorb the oil it will fill your bathroom with a wonderful aroma until the roll is over.
10. Make gel air fresheners from natural ingredients.
DIY gel air fresheners contain natural ingredients and last a long time. To make one, all you need is granulated or powdered gelatin, water, salt, and your favorite essential oils. You can also add color if you want to. The scent of the gel air freshener lasts for about 4 weeks.
11. Add some lovely aroma to your house with the help of common foods.
Fill a bowl with orange or tangerine peel, coffee, or any product with a smell you like and enjoy the result.
If you add some rock salt in the orange peel, this air freshener will absorb extra moisture from the air and reduce damp smells.
Do remember that some foods will fill your house with a mild scent, while the others will offer a far more intense aroma.
12. Use the orange peel to make a creative candle.
Another way to use an orange peel in a creative way is to make a candle holder. Peel an orange as shown and put a wax or a LED candle inside. These candles will create a lovely atmosphere in your house and will surely surprise your guests.
13. Make an eggshell kitchen garden.
A tiny eggshell garden can be creative and functional at the same time. It will make your guests say “Wow!” when they see it.
Remember that the space in an eggshell is very tiny, so make sure you pick the right seeds. The best choice for a tiny kitchen garden is basil, watercress, dill, and other herbs which don’t need much space to grow.
Would you like to try any of these hacks? Do you have your own housekeeping tricks to share? Tell us in the comments.