If the answer is yes, now would be a good time to spruce up the digs.
With T-minus nine days to Christmas, the retailers are dropping clearance bombs into your inbox everyday, dangling carrots like free shipping and 20 percent off deals. From luxury linens to cookware, some deals are too good to pass up. (Don’t forget the discount retailers like TJ Maxx and Home Goods, which stock chic lamps, throw pillows and kitchen items at drastically reduced rates.)
And who cares if your shipment doesn’t arrive until after the holiday? The point is to strike while the iron was hot, and especially during the slower season when bookings are down.
The next order of business: identifying your decorating style.
Will it be French country or cosmopolitan bachelor pad? Vintage or modage? Nantucket or South Beach?
The possibilities are endless. Whatever you decide, a few well-edited accessories can really draw eyeballs to your listing, and convince people to visit. Unleash your inner maven, but keep the credit card in check.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.