December 18, 2014 16:21 ET

The Mom's Guide to Holiday Entertaining

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 18, 2014) -  Melissa Gerstein, co-founder of, shares some tips on how to get your house ready for the holiday season.

Address the forgotten room first -- the bathroom. It gets as much traffic as any other room, but no one thinks about it. With cold and flu season upon us, it's so important to both clean and disinfect -- that's what I like to call a "complete clean." My must-have is Scrubbing Bubbles®. It removes germs, tough dirt, soap scum, and kills 99.9 percent of viruses -- so your bathroom is ready for hosting.

While you're on a cleaning streak, think about your laundry room. The Front-Control Top-Load Washer (Model WT1701CV) from LG puts a modern spin on the traditional top-load design by moving the control panel to the front. It features TurboWash®* technology, which saves you 20 minutes on every load, so there's more time for everything else. The EnergyStar® qualified washer features mega-capacity so that means fewer loads which is essential when your home is full of guests this season.

Focus on the kitchen, since that is where the cooking magic will happen. This Double-Oven Electric Range (Model LDE3037ST) from LG is key for the holidays. Its Infrared Grill** technology helps get the oven to broil without preheating, which actually cuts over 20 percent off the total cooking time. It also features EasyClean®*** technology so you can clean your oven in just 20 minutes with nothing more than water and the press of the EasyClean button, so important after cooking a big holiday meal.

Check on the living room, too. You can transform your gathering with the simple strike of a match. With Pine Mountain's Java-Log, you can feel good about choosing the only firelog made from recycled coffee grounds. Another option for your living room is a YuleLogg. Its crackle sound and cinnamon fragrance will brighten the holidays for your family and friends.

* Compared to other LG top load washers without TurboWash. Based on AHAM-HLW-1-2010 test protocol. Cotton / Normal or comparable cycle at default settings, 8 lb. loads. Excludes quick wash or comparable cycles intended for small, lightly soiled loads only
** Compared to LG's non-infrared grill ovens using chicken breasts, hamburgers, and salmon
*** Heavy build-up may require additional manual effort or use of the full self-clean feature

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