Having guests come to stay can be exciting, however, if you’ve recently moved or you know your house isn’t as welcoming as it could be, this post is for you. There are a number of easy ways that you can prepare your home for guests- helping them feel at home without breaking the bank.
Here are some top tips:
Make sure you have plenty of pillows on the bed so your guests can choose how many they’d like to sleep with- and maybe use them to sit up and read or watch TV before bed. Find a comfortable duvet and an attractive comforter to brighten up the room. Julian Charles has everything you provide your guests with good night sleep. Don’t forget to add a rug or throw at the end of the bed and show them where you keep the extra blankets just in case they get cold.
Grab extra toiletries
If your guests are flying carryon, they may not be bringing most of their toiletries. And even if they’re packing a big bag, many people will forget key items or won’t want to pack them in case of a leak.
That’s why it’s a good idea to stock up on extras like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, hair products, sunscreen, and more. Put them in a nice basket or jar in the guest room. If you’re someone who gets a lot of samples from places like Sephora, this is a great place to keep them as well.
Have towels available
If you forget to leave out towels, you may have an awkward situation where your guest is calling you while standing dripping after a shower. Invest in some nice, fluffy guest towels and either keep them in your guest bathroom or fold them in a pile on their bed so they can easily grab them.
Your guests will often want to unpack some of their things. Make sure there are plenty of hangers (and enough room) in their closet. You may also want to consider purchasing a set of drawers which can double as extra storage for guest towels and blankets when guests aren’t staying.
Make it comfortable
Get a few magazines or interesting books about the local area and stack them beside the guest bed or in the lounge. Add a few comfortable throws and blankets so your guests can easily curl up on the couch when they’d like some downtime. And don’t forget to give them the wifi password.