The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness: Tips for Entertaining with Glad® OdorShield® Gain™! #ad
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Friday, May 27, 2016

Tips for Entertaining with Glad® OdorShield® Gain™! #ad

I love entertaining but with work and so may events that I coordinate, I have little time to entertain. But we have some good friends that we have over and sometimes family visits from out of town so there are times that I have to entertain. I have had to perfect entertaining on the fly because we often have unexpected guests. I have had to put on dinner parties in a day. I also have had to make sure the house is ready for entertaining as well. I have learned a few tricks in the past few years that help me make entertaining fun and easy and not so stressful. I want to share those with you!

Tip 1: Always have food in the fridge that can be turned into quick and delicious appetizers. If you come to my house and look in my refrigerator, you will always find cheese and olives. Sometimes, you will find a salami or pate. In my cupboard live a few boxes of crackers. Why? Because you can get a beautiful platter or wooden cutting board and make it a beautiful cheese board. Add one or two cheese, a few olives, some salami and add crackers and you are set.

Tip 2: Have a space in your house where you can take all the clutter and hide it. Sure, this is a lazy girl's way of cleaning but I kid you not, I have had people call me 10 minutes before they arrive, uninvited. I take a bin and pick up the random cat toys and junk. Then I take the bin into our guest room closet where no one will see.

Tip 3: Keep it simple. Entertaining can be stressful so I have learned to keep it simple. Making a great meal does not have to take hours. You don't need to buy fancy ingredients. My go to dinner party meal is a roast chicken. It is easy to prep and all you do is put it in the oven and let it do its stuff. Cook it with potatoes or squash and they will soak in all the chicken juices and YUM! Make an salad and some crusty bread and your guests will be in heaven!

Tip 4: Use Glad® OdorShield® with Febreze® Trash bags. Sometimes cooking can be messy and if you don't have enough trash to take it out right away, it will sit there all week. I love Glad OdorShield Trash Bags because they neutralize odors so my guests don’t smell them. With its 5 day Odor Control, my guests will never smell my trash. I especially love the Glad® OdorShield® Gain™ scent. If my guests come into the kitchen, they will never guess there is some smelly things in the trash. The Glad bag neutralizes the odors and keeps my kitchen smelling fresh. The bags have reinforcing bands to add strength so when I do take the trash out.

Make sure to buy Glad OdorShield bags to help your entertaining easy. Click to get $2 off any one Glad Odorshield Trash Bags (15ct. and higher). Glad OdorShield bags are available in a variety of scents to suit your taste!

I hope these tips help you next time you are entertaining family or friends.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Glad. The opinions and text are all mine.


  1. I would love to give these a try - I'm always spritzing freshener in the kitchen, this would be perfect!

  2. Those are great tips for last minute entertaining. I've been know to run to Costco and get one of their roasted chickens.

  3. These are some really good tips and I always like the trash bags that are scented.