The holidays are approaching and I’m sure you’re going to have guests. Today I’d like to share a few tips to prepare for their arrival. Aside from the usual dusting.(lol).. it’s always good to refresh the sheets. I always give them a quick spray with a favorite linen spray.
Have a welcoming station nearby to show them how happy you are to have them. I created this with two unused items I had lying around the house. This little project cost me $3.50 to make – you can view how to here
I leave a spare key for them to use (just in case I’m not home and they need to get back in)
Utilize the dresser drawer space for spare toiletries.
(don’t think I’m crazy, but yes, that’s a burned out candle) I keep that tucked in there, because even though I can no longer use it, the smell is still strong, so it acts a freshener ( I remove it prior to the guest arrive and place it back in there when they’re gone). That one candle keeps all the drawers smelling fresh.
One special touch is to get a photo of who’s coming (if you have one) and place it in frame, it’ll make them smile when they see a photograph of themselves in your home.
Have ample room for them to place their luggage. A trunk at the foot of the bed is always good to have to stow the pillows and for guests to place the suitcase on.
A small bedside lamp or overhead lighting with a low watt bulb is always good at night when the ceiling light is too bright.
A soft bedskirt placed across the end of the bed can also be a foot-warmer for additional comfort.
Keep a trinket dish on the nightstand to hold small jewelry items (i.e rings, necklace)
Of course having magazines or books are also good to have for late night reading materials. I really enjoy having guests come and truly cherish the moments while they’re here. Making guests as comfortable as possible and providing that home-away-from home feeling not only gives me joy, but knowing I made their stay a pleasurable experience,which ensures they’ll be happy to come back.
I hope I offered some wonderful tips that will help you make your guest’s stay with you all the better. If you have any other tips, please share – I’d love to hear them.