It's a situation few of us envy: Your guests are ready to come over, but your place looks like a total mess.
Where do you start? It might be tempting to curl up into a corner with that bottle of Merlot, but Clare Kumar suggests focusing your energy on something else: you.
"People will remember how you make them feel, not necessarily what you do, so making sure you're relaxed and ready to entertain is the first thing you want to accomplish," says the organizational expert.
While making sure you're up to your hosting duties is key, it won't do much to fix the clutter around your home. For more on how to tackle those messes, check out Kumar's tips in the video above.
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