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One of my favorite things about this time of year is the opportunity to open my home to my friends and family for some quality time. Before they're knocking down my door, I like to get my apartment ready with a few items:

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A new rug makes a fresh impact when guests walk in the door.

Martha Stewart Rug in Snowberry, $124.

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This sudsy soap is completely nontoxic and works equally well on dishes and hands. Remove the label and there's no need for a fancy dispenser.

Martha Stewart Clean Hand & Dish Soap, pack of six $32.

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Mirrors are a great way to make spaces seem bigger, a must when my living room is full of merry makers.

Martha Stewart Living for Home Depot sunburst mirror, $38.

How do you prepare for the onslaught of guests in the holiday season?

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