Unfortunately, the prep and the aftermath usually have my house looking like a war zone. After a day of cooking Christmas treats for holiday guests, this is what my kitchen looks like:
Please don't judge the fact that I currently have no curtain in my window or that my screen is bent. That project is next on my list. I swear!
I went to Smart & Final to get some supplies to get ready for some holiday guests. They're having a great promotion right now that if you buy $30 worth of participating P&G products, you'll get a $10 coupon towards your next purchase. I love a good deal!
The first thing that jumped out to me on the list of products was Dawn dish soap. I actually swear by the blue stuff and I use it for more than just my dish washing. I knew that would need to go into my cart to help me take care of the mountain of dishes that awaited me in my sink at home.
When getting ready for company, the whole family helps with the house cleaning. We have a lot of ground to cover, and it's not fair to make me do all of the work! I usually make a check list of all of the things that need to get done, and we each pick an item to do and move down the list. One thing I don't want to forget when we have people coming over is the toilet paper! And you gotta get the good stuff.
I also perused the baking section and saw another fun promotion going on. If you buy any two First Street baking items you get a $13 Hollywood Movie Money gift certificate. Not bad considering how affordable the First Street brand products are! You can find all of the current deals listed in the Smart & Final Social Circular if you're interested.
The last thing I got was Tide laundry detergent. One of the things on the list I usually end up doing is the laundry. We have to wash the couch cover - it always mysteriously gets marker on it - and any linens that we may want to have out for the guests. That put me a little over $30 for my purchase and I was excited to get my $10 Smart & Final coupon!
I've spent most of the weekend getting everything checked off of our list. Now we just need the guests and we'll be ready to party. Man, I love the holidays.
Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Smart & Final. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way. #CBias #SocialFabric