We know how much of a challenge hosting any guest can be, especially your in-laws. They are the people your partner cares about most. Their opinion of you might weigh heavy in your mind. Let’s alleviate some of that weight. No need to worry about dazzling your partner’s parents during their next visit with Scrubbi’s guide to impress your mother-in-law.
Plan Family Activities
No matter if your in-laws are stopping by for the evening or for the week, a little planning can help alleviate a ton of stress. Setting out some activities for the family to do together removes the pressure from your plate if you feel like you need to keep your in-laws entertained.
This could be something as simple as a card game, watching the little one’s dance recital videos, or spending time at your mother in law’s favorite museum. Pick your partner’s brain to find a few things that interest your mother-in-law and try to incorporate them into the activities.
Honor Her Recipes
Like thousands of women, your mother-in-law is a walking resource of kitchen tips and recipes. What better way of impressing her than recreating one of her famous dishes? Start a conversation with her before her visit by asking her for the ingredient list of a favorite meal and tips on how to make it as well as she can. There is a reason why imitation is one of the greatest forms of flattery.
Clean is Key
There are few things that symbolize having your act together better than a spotless home. Make sure that your kitchen is clean and that your guest room is dust-free before your in-laws come by. Other high-traffic rooms like your living room are important too!
Rather than spending the day before your guests arrive cleaning your home, you can book a cleaning appointment with your Scrubbi Cleaning Specialist. Armed with their Room-by-Room Checklist, they will make sure that every square inch of your home is ready for any guest.
Ask Her for Advice
No one knows your partner like their mom does, so this is a great place to start connecting with your mother-in-law if you are struggling with making that first move. Ask her about their favorite Christmas gifts they received as a kid or how you can calm them down after a hard day. She is sure to have a survival guide about your spouse crafted in her mind. Asking for her advice shows your mother-in-law that you trust and respect what she has to say. Her life experience with your spouse is something that is priceless, so use it to your advantage.
At the end of the day, your in-laws are your family. As daunting as the task may be, make sure you carve out time to enjoy their visit. As important as impressing your in-laws is, it is important to spend quality time together and create lasting memories too. Leaning on the help of your Cleaning Specialist, Scrubbi, can help you focus on what matters most by taking the stressors of keeping your home clean and tidy off your plate.