APRIL 8, 2022 www.qns.com RIDGEWOOD TIMES
Hosting friends and family at your home is a guaranteed
way to make long-lasting memories.
Not only will your guests be reminiscing about
the wonderful chats and laughs you shared, but thanks
to some quick tips from Minwax(R) spokesperson, Bruce
Johnson, they’ll remember how great your home looked,
To prepare your home for guests, no matter how long
they plan to stay, consider these 9 easy tips:
MATS AND RUGS
The sand and dirt on the bottom of guests’ shoes act like
60-grit sandpaper, wearing away your floor’s finish as
they move from room to room. Protect your floors with
fresh doormats and colorful rugs on each side of your
doors. Plus, new rugs add a welcoming touch while instantly
refreshing your space.
FILL FURNITURE NICKS
Make furniture look new again by filling in marks and
scratches the easy way with Minwax Stain Markers(TM).
Available in a wide range of wood tone colors, Minwax
Stain Markers have a convenient felt tip that delivers stain
precisely where you need it, making your worn furniture
look virtually new again.
MOVE FRAGILE OBJECTS
Hosting can mean extra activity throughout a home and
accidents can easily happen. Rather than a friend accidentally
bumping into your grandma’s heirloom porcelain
vase, opt to store it for a while. Breakables are best put
away when guests are over, especially when hosting large
CLEAN HARDWOOD FLOORS
Keep your floors looking great for company with Minwax
Hardwood Floor Cleaner. It’s an easy to use cleaner
that will gently remove dirt and grime, without leaving
a soapy film behind.
A great way to preserve and protect the finish on any
of your wooden furniture is with a coat of Minwax(R)
Paste Finishing Wax, in either natural or special dark.
Rub it on, let it begin to dry, then buff with a soft cloth to
a semi-gloss sheen.
Finicky furnace? Touchy toilet? Microwave with a mind
of its own? Ease guests’ stay by posting a small note card
with directions for anything that might not be obvious.
You’ll make them feel at home!
SET OUT GUEST TOWELS
Overnight guests will need to shower and prepare for
the day. Set out extra towels and washrags for their use
either by the guest bathroom sink or on their bed. Not
only is this convenient, but it also encourages guests to
wipe up wet messes which will eliminate future mold and
To avoid unintended white rings and water spots on
wooden surface, apply a coat of Minwax(R) Wipe-On Poly
a few days before your guests arrive. Then, set out coasters
and trivets for easy use so guests stow drinks safely
throughout your home.
No need for a full cleanup after an event, but basic steps
can help avoid long-lasting damage. Make sure to visit
each room and pick up plates, cups, napkins and glasses.
These often have moisture or food under them which can
damage furniture (and smell) if left overnight.
— Courtesy of BPT
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