But when it comes to entertaining here at home, there is always the added worry of making sure our house is up to par for guests. Even if I've already prepped the food and put together a fabulous playlist, it's important to not forget that cleanliness and scent are just as important when throwing a party.
Fortunately, Evette Rios, home expert and The Chew correspondent, has a few tips to make your home inviting for all of your guests during holiday entertaining.
Putting Cooking Odors to the Test
You want the taste of a delicious, flavorful meal to linger in your mouth, but who wants the smell to linger in their home? Whether you're cooking salmon fillets or a curry dish, try using an air purifier, like the Honeywell AirGenius, with an odor absorbing pre-filter to help reduce unwanted odors in a breeze.
Even if you keep your home extremely neat, dust has a way of collecting on TV sets and other surfaces in your home. Need help fighting dust? Use an air purifier to help capture airborne dust before it settles, reducing the levels that can accumulate. It may even help cut cleaning time before guests arrive!
Smell Me Not
You like to burn candles but don't like the smoke that rises up when you blow out the flame? Use an air purifier to help reduce smoke particles from tobacco smoke, candles, cooking and fireplaces.
Fresh in a Flash
Scrambling to scrub every inch of the house and endless hours in the kitchen may deter your need to entertain. Before your next dinner party, turn on the Honeywell with Febreze Freshness Cool & Refresh Fan and your home will smell fresher in minutes.
Combining two devices into one, the new Honeywell with Febreze Freshness Cool & Refresh Fan combines convenient odor elimination and cooling power with ease. This new fan provides wide area cooling with its oscillation feature, and also uses Febreze Set&Refresh scent cartridges for whole room odor elimination and freshening.
As I'm always a fan of any product that can perform multiple duties, I couldn't wait to see the Cool & Refresh Fan in person to help prepare my home for the holidays.
Right away I was happy to see that Honeywell had given this fan a clean, slim, modern design, as I could see it fitting right in with the decor in just about any kitchen, bedroom, dorm room or more.
Plus, the 16.4" height isn't at all overwhelmingly large, so there is no worry about this taking up too much space in large or small rooms.
A nearly foolproof fan, Honeywell has made it possible to cool and refresh a space in three easy steps.
First, open the Set&Refresh Scent Cartridge Compartment and and insert the Cartridge right inside.
Next, use the fan's oscillation button and speed control dial to choose the amount and direction of the air flow.
Finally, the Scent Control Dial easily lets you adjust the amount of odor that is released — from strong to none at all. The scent cartridges last up to 30 days and the powerful fan does a great job of spreading the Febreze freshness around!
With its quiet operation and mild and pleasant fragrance (the smell is not at all overpowering, and I appreciate that I can adjust it depending on my mood or any other odors in the house), the Honeywell with Febreze Freshness Cool & Refresh Fan leaves the room cool and fresh.
I don't know about you, but realizing that there is an unpleasant odor in the air when guests are arriving would leave me more frazzled than discovering a plate that wasn't fully clean. At least I could quickly grab that dish off of the table or cover it up with food! Instead, the unobtrusive design and ease of use of this fan eliminates those worries and lets me focus on enjoying my time spent with family and friends.
Retailing for $29.99 (directly from Honeywell or on Amazon.com), you can find out much more about the Cool & Refresh Fan by visiting HoneywellFanSavings.com and connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter.
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A big thank you to Honeywell for providing a Honeywell with Febreze Freshness Cool & Refresh Fan for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.