Make them feel welcome by treating them the way you’d want to be treated in someone else’s home.
overnight guests soon? Don’t fret – preparing for them isn’t as
time-consuming as you think! A good rule of thumb: Treat them the way
you’d want to be treated in someone else’s home.
Here are some quick and easy ways to get ready and make them feel welcome.
Corral the clutter. Tidy up and eliminate clutter in
the main living areas to free up more space for increased foot traffic
and make your home look its best.
Make space for unpacking. Your guests will
appreciate having a place to unpack their suitcase, so clear some space
in the guestroom closet and provide hangers. If there’s a dresser, set
aside a couple of empty drawers for their belongings.
Provide bathroom essentials. In addition to a set of
towels for each guest, offer a selection of basic toiletries in case
visitors forget something like shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste,
even a disposable toothbrush. Another extra you’ll find in every hotel
is a hair dryer, so let them know ahead of time you have one so they
don’t need to carve out space in their suitcase.
Bedroom must-haves. Provide extra pillows and
blankets, just in case, and a nightstand or table near the bed for their
phones, glasses and a bottle of water. Everyone needs a place to charge
their phone, so if an outlet isn’t nearby or is hidden behind
furniture, provide an extension cord. Another thoughtful touch: Leave
your Wi-Fi password on a notecard and place it on the nightstand or
dresser so they don’t have to ask for it.
Stock the kitchen. Buy a variety of extra snacks and
beverages and show visitors where everything is in the fridge and
pantry so they feel comfortable grabbing a bite to eat or drink whenever
Whether close family members or first-time visitors, guests will feel
welcome when you take the time for these quick and easy preparations.
You’ll all be able to focus on having fun and enjoying your time