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Is your home ready for the holiday season? If not, no worries. I’m going to show you a few key items to help get your home holiday ready + special holiday discounts!
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HOME HOLIDAY READY ITEM 1: ECOVACS DEEBOT 900
The first thing I do to get my home holiday ready is to give my home a good cleaning. I started my holiday home cleaning and organizing at the beginning of the month, but the one thing that needs constant daily cleaning are my floors. Since I have an active home with teens and a furry dog, I usually lug out my full size vacuum almost daily to keep the floors decent. It’s a bit of a chore having to take a huge vacuum, but with an ECOVACS DEEBOT 900, I can schedule daily routine cleanings with just a click of a button!
I’ll be honest, this was my first time using a robotic vacuum and I was a bit intimidated by the technology. I’m not the most tech savvy person, but setting this up was easy and I did it by myself! I just unboxed it, followed the directions for the set-up, and downloaded the ECOVACS app onto my phone. Once the ECOVACS was set-up, I was able to test it out on my family room carpet.
To test out the ECOVACS DEEBOT 900, I gave it a big challenge! I brought out my artificial Christmas tree this past weekend and it left a ton of needles all over my carpet, which gave me the perfect opportunity to see what the ECOVACS DEEBOT 900 could do.
Using the ECOVACS app on my phone, I clicked start and the DEEBOT 900 started to map out the room and vacuum the floor. You can see a map of my family room on the app and where the DEEBOT 900 has cleaned (in white). I did have to empty the canister three times and vacuum the room three times due to all of the pine needles, but I was seriously impressed that it picked up the needles and lots of dirt and dust too! I have no doubt that it would easily clean my carpets in one go if I used this for daily maintenance.
Note: The ECOVACS DEEBOT 900 is smart home compatible and syncs with Google Home and Amazon smart home systems. Just give a simple voice command, “DEEBOT, start cleaning” will start the vacuum cleaning.
What I really love about this robotic vacuum is that it’s perfect for daily floor maintenance and helps save me time by allowing me to check off a daily cleaning task. It can even get into areas that my regular vacuum can’t, like under my entertainment center and bed. Oh, and did I mention that since the ECOVACS is controlled through an app, I can even start my cleaning when I’m away from home! I just need to go to the app and click start! I can even tell the ECOVACS to clean the room multiple times if I feel the floors need some extra cleaning care.
So, if you’re ready for the best robot vacuum, take advantage of the special Cyber Monday sale! ECOVACS DEEBOT 900 is available online at multiple retailers and in-store at a Target near you and will be $100 off at participating retailers! For more information, please visit –>> ECOVACS to see where to purchase this cleaning time saver and to check for daily pre-Black Friday sales.
HOME HOLIDAY READY ITEM 2: Chesapeake Bay Candle – Chestnut & Acorn Small Jar Candle
Another way I get my home holiday ready is to use candles throughout my house. Candles are a must if I want to set the holiday mood with scent! During the summer, I like to use tropical smells that remind me of the beach. Then once the weather starts to cool, candles from the Heritage Collection by Chesapeake Bay Candle helps get me in the mood for the fall season.
There are three candles in the Heritage Collection by Chesapeake Bay Candle: Pumpkin Latte, Chestnut & Acorn, and Beach Bonfire. These small jar scented candles are designed and poured in Maryland, using a soy wax blend to deliver a clean burn.
I received the Chestnut & Acorn Small Jar Candle and fell in love with the frosted glass jar and adorable wood cover. It totally reminds me of an acorn and blends well with both fall/winter decor. I’m using it in our entryway as it will be the perfect scent to welcome any holiday guests.
When the candle is lit, it gives off notes of roasted chestnut, sugar pecan, vanilla, and cinnamon essential oils. For me, the smell is reminiscent of a park, where the smell of roasted nuts and autumn leaves mix together to create the perfect earthy fall landscape smell.
To set the fall mood in your home, head over to Amazon to buy these affordable fall scented candles by Chesapeake Bay Candle. You’ll love these and don’t forget, these candles make great stocking stuffers and hostess gifts too! Again, the three candles available are…
- Pumpkin Latte with cinnamon leaf and benzoin essential oils.
- Chestnut & Acorn with cinnamon leaf essential oils and rich vanilla aromas.
- Beach Bonfire with Eucalyptus, Cedar wood, fir needle, patchouli, and Vetiver essential oils.
HOME HOLIDAY HELPER 3: Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle from Brooklinen
If I have holiday guests staying with us, I like to set-up a room for them to relax in. I usually get a fresh set of pillows and sheets for guests, but this year it’ll just be us. So, this new white Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle from Brooklinen will be going on our bed! I mean, come on, who doesn’t want to get their own bedroom holiday ready?!
These premium sheets have a 480 thread-count that provides a soft, comfy, and cozy feel. It’s the perfect sheet bundle to cuddle under in the cold fall weather. I chose an all white Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle from Brooklinen, but there is an option to mix-n-match the colors. If I wanted, I could have chosen a one color for the sheet set and another color for the duvet cover. This is great if I decide I want to customize my bed set with different colors.
Compared to similar luxury bed sets that cost up to $895, the Luxe Hardcore Sheet Bundle from Brooklinen start at $213! To save even more, use my code pinterventures20 to get $20 off any order of $50 or more (valid through 12/31/18)! So what are you waiting for? Order your luxury sheet bundle and get ready to sleep in buttery-smooth sheets!
HOME HOLIDAY READY ITEM 4: Element Color Plus 2pk. Kit & Element Solo Color Plus from Sengled
Element Color Plus 2pk. Kit
Create a memorable atmosphere with the Element Color Plus 2pk. Kit and Solo Color Plus! Add these two items to your home and ‘WOW’ your holiday guests by setting the mood through the coloring changing light bulbs and music!
This is such a fun and unique way to add a pop of color into any room using color LED bulbs. Through the Sengled Element Home app, I was able to set-up these smart light bulbs with no problems by just following the app instructions.
Note: For those that use voice commands, the Elements line is also compatible with Amazon Echo, Google Home, SmartThings, and more!
Once I had the Sengled Element hub connected, I just installed the color LED bulbs, chose the colors I liked, and adjusted the light intensity through the Sengled Element Home app! As you can see in the image above, I switched between green and red for the holidays.
Of course, if I don’t want one of the 16 million possible light color choices, I can switch back to Edison white, Warm white, Neutral White, Cool White, or Daylight white with just a click! And if I’m on vacation or running late holiday errands, I can schedule my lights to turn on and off to mimic the look of someone being home.
Element Solo Color Plus
The Sengled Solo Color-Changing LED with Wireless Speaker is sure to be a holiday party hit! This wireless lighting and speaker allows me to not only change the bulb light color, but I can also stream music through it!
I just connected my phone through Bluetooth and was able to play my Youtube music playlist and Spotify music through the bulb. Basically, if you can play it through your device, it will play on the Sengled Solo.
Note: The light bulb can be used as an alternative speaker for the Echo dot. Just make sure to connect the Echo dot through Bluetooth.
What makes the Sengled Solo Color Plus even more fun?! I can amp up the holiday fun for the kids (adults too) or have a mini dance party by making the light pulse with the beat of the music. I just need to click on the ‘rhythm’ button and the light will pulse with the music! Fun, right?! It’s definitely a great way to get your home holiday ready!
This short video shows how the light pulses when music is played through the Sengled Solo Color-Changing LED with Wireless Speaker bulb.
To get your own color LED bulbs, head over to Amazon for a great bundle offer or grab the up coming deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday!
Black Friday Deals
- Buy an Echo device and get an Element Classic 2pk. A19 for $10 (at 12:01 am PT) until 12/31
- 25% – 30% off Sengled Element products on Amazon
Cyber Monday Deal of the Day
- 35% off for 24 hours on select Element products
- Echo Dot v2/v3 and Echo v2 bundle with Element Classic 2 pk. kit
HOME HOLIDAY READY ITEM 5: Smooth Top Easy Liner Shelf Liner
Another way to get my home holiday ready is to line my dining drawers with Smooth Top Easy Liner Shelf Liner.
I store most of my ceramic and glass holiday wares in drawers with no liners. Probably not a good idea since there is a chance that something might chip. So, I took this opportunity to line my buffet drawers with the non-adhesive liners.
What do I love about the Smooth Top Easy Liner Shelf Liner?
- Non-slip grip bottom makes sure the liner stays in place.
- Smooth top surface makes cleaning a breeze and it’s even machine washable!
- Easy to cut and install.
- Can be used in kitchen drawers, under the sink, to line shelves, medicine cabinets, desk drawers, dresser drawers, or any other place you would like to have a liner.
- Can be purchased in-stores and online in 12″ and 20″ widths at a retail price of $5.00 – $6.00 per roll.
- Comes in a variety of colors and styles.
Not only do I love these padded shelf liners, I think these would make great gifts for a new home owner, newlywed couple, for someone remodeling, a college student, and more!
To find out more about Smooth Top Easy Liner Shelf Liner, visit the Duck Brand website.
Whew, I hope you enjoyed learning about these items as much as I did! It was really fun using the all the items to get my home holiday ready. If any of the items interest you, don’t forget to use the discount codes for extra savings! Happy Holidays!