Your usual 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home works perfectly for 360 days of the year. When family is visiting for Thanksgiving and Christmas, however, it can get a little cramped.  Well, this year can be different thanks to these tips to help accommodate your guests more comfortably this Holiday Season!

 

Bedrooms and Living Room — Put Your Furniture to Work

To make extra space for sitting and sleeping, use multi-purpose furniture. By day, your sofa can accommodate 3 people and at night, it can sleep 2. Always opt for items that blend fashion and function when they’re available!

Don’t have the space for extra beds? What about installing a Murphy Bed (aka Wall Bed)? There are tons of ways to keep this looking stylish and unobtrusive as well as easy ways to install them yourself using a home kit from Amazon. Another easy option is to buy a few folding beds to keep in a closet or basement to roll out at the holidays. You can also keep it fun and get inflatable air mattresses for the kids!

And don’t forget about the bedding! Make sure your guests are comfortable with their own pillow (or 3), fresh sheets, and a snuggly throw blanket.

 

Entry Way and Closets — Make Space for Accessories, Not Just People

From winter gear to Christmas presents, guests bring a lot with them. Does your coat closet have the extra space needed for all those puffy coats? Make sure to find another location for your rarely used or out-of-season shoes and jackets and use these helpful ways to organize your space. You can also keep your entry way neat and organized by purchasing a standing coat rack or installing coat hooks, shoe cubbies, and baskets.

 

Dining Room — Give Everyone Enough Elbow Room at Dinner

What’s your dining room table like? If the first word that popped into your head was “crowded,” it may be time for an upgrade. While there are ways to DIY a larger table, you may want to purchase a quality table that can last for years to come.

Do you have enough chairs? While it’s easy to just grab chairs from other rooms (it is very comfortable —yet messy— to eat Thanksgiving dinner in a recliner), you may want to think of purchasing some classy folding chairs.

And don’t forget about the place settings! Wow your guests with special, but classic dinnerware and silverware that will stand the test of time.

These tips will help keep your home feeling spacious and stylish this Holiday Season. But the joy of hosting can sometimes become overwhelming and expensive. With our help, you can impress your guests this Holiday Season without hurting your wallet.

 

Ways to Pay— Be the “Hostess With the Mostess” (in Your Wallet)

Use your Visa® Platinum with Advantage Points Credit Card when purchasing holiday items and get 5% back on Gas, Grocery, and Amazon purchases as well as 1% back on everything else.1 Redeem your points for either cash back into your pocket or select your holiday gifts right in the Visa Rewards Store and save! Did you know that for every purchase you make with your Visa Platinum Credit Card, Advia will donate 5¢ to the Advia Foundation?2

Don’t have a Visa Platinum Credit Card? Apply online, by phone, or in branch today. Once approved, earn $50 after you make at least one purchase within 30 days of card issuance.3

Use our Signature Holiday Loan to purchase those extra host items like fresh linens, extra pillows, guest towels, sofa bed, or a special gift for all the nieces and nephews. Our Signature Holiday Loan provides flexible terms and no payments for 90 days!4

Thinking of making more extensive renovations to your home this Holiday Season, like finishing the basement for extra guest space or finally getting the larger kitchen that can handle all your Thanksgiving dinner preparations? A Home Equity Line of Credit would help make those dreams a reality. Funds are easily accessible through Digital Banking 24/7.

No matter how big your plans, we’re here to help you give your guests an enjoyable, merry Holiday Season. Give us a call at 844.238.4228, visit us online, or stop by any branch today to start planning your best holiday yet!

 


1 Earn rewards when you use your card to make purchases; minus returns, credits and adjustments (“Net Purchases”). The following transactions are not considered Net Purchases and will not earn rewards: Balance Transfers and Cash Advances (each as defined in your Credit Card Agreement), fees, interest charges, and fraudulent transactions. Earn 1% cash back (equal to $0.01) for every $1 of Net Purchases charged to the card each billing cycle for accounts in good standing. The minimum cash reward redemption in a single transaction is $50.00 and the maximum is $800.00. Rewards expire three years from the time they are earned. 5% back valid for Visa Platinum with Advantage Points Credit Card purchases in select categories: Gas and Grocery up to $1,500 in combined purchases and up to $1,500 in combined Amazon purchases 4/1-12/31/2018. Any purchase amount that exceeds $1,500 in either category will earn the standard 1% back. Amazon purchases exclude subscription and subsidiary services including but not limited to: Amazon Prime Membership Renewal, Audible, Amazon Pantry, and Kindle. Grocery purchases exclude wholesale retailers. 2 Advia Credit Union will donate 5¢ to the Advia Foundation for every Visa Platinum Credit Card purchase made by members up to $50,000. 3 Valid for applications received between 10/1 – 11/30/18; subject to change and not valid on new cards prior to 10/1/18. Limited to one per Credit Card account. Not valid on Business Visa or card reissues. Must make one purchase within 30 days of card issuance. $50 to be deposited into Savings Account within 45 days of meeting qualifications. Offer cannot be combined with any additional Credit Card offers. Must be at least 18 years old to apply. 4 No payments for 90 days is an optional feature; not all applicants will qualify. Interest begins to accrue at the time of loan disbursement. Rates and terms may vary based on creditworthiness of borrower. All loans subject to approval. Advia is an Equal Opportunity Lender.