Going home for the holidays might involve hosting overnight guests, and if you’re anticipating the arrival of family and friends, you’ll definitely want to be prepared so they feel at home in your home.
Of course, before they arrive, some general clean-up is in order. That may mean anything from simply tidying up common areas—such as the living room and kitchen—to undertaking a deep clean of the home, to being motivated to complete minor repairs and projects.
But aside from those preparations, you can do a lot of small things to make your overnight guests feel like you’re extending them a big welcome. Keep these special touches in mind that your guests will appreciate as you’re getting ready to host them!
Refresh guest bedrooms and bathrooms. Give both rooms an appropriate cleaning, wiping away dust, vacuuming or sweeping, and scrubbing the toilet, shower and sink. Launder the sheets and provide fresh towels—enough for all guests.
Make sure everything works and needs are provided. Check the light bulbs, the fans, TV remotes, alarm clocks, etc., anything your guests may use to make sure they aren’t left in the dark or are forced to ask for necessities like toilet paper.
Add thoughtful details to guest areas. Extra pillows and blankets in the bedroom and travel-size toiletries in the bathroom ensure your guests get access to the basics. Beyond that, books and magazines, snacks, your WiFi password and fresh flowers add a special touch.
Stock your fridge and pantry. Ask your guests what snacks or drinks they prefer, then have them on hand. Show them how to operate the coffee maker, point out where you keep the cream and sugar, etc. Even get their input on meals you might prepare in your home.
Provide activity suggestions. If your guests want to get out and explore the town on their own, help them out! Give them recommended activities, restaurant suggestions and more based on their needs, keeping in mind their interests, diet restrictions or whether they’re taking their kids along.
Cover the big details before they arrive. Notify guests of their sleeping arrangements and the privacy they can expect. Let them know about meal times, prior commitments or appointments you may have during their stay, etc.
Just relax and enjoy! Hopefully you’re well-prepared for your guests’ arrival and you can simply slow down and appreciate some time with them. Remind yourself that there will be hiccups, despite your best efforts to prepare. The most important thing is making memories that will last long after your visitors leave.
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