5 Ways to get Your Home Ready for Overnight Guests
The Holiday season's hustle and bustle can be a bit dreadful when it makes its way into your home in the form of overnight guests. As much as we love them, sometimes the task of getting your home ready for guests can be slightly daunting. We are offering some simple tips on how to offer a cozy and comfortable stay during Christmas:
Liven Up The Guest Room
Add some fresh flowers, dust off the old painting, and ensure you have crisp and clean linen. Have some additional pillows and blankets ready in case your guests like it extra cozy. Freshen up the room with some essential oil diffuser, put some chocolate over the pillows along with a welcome note - all inexpensive ways to tell your guests that you care and are looking forward to their stay.
Anticipate Forgotten Items
It's easy to forget simple everyday things when you are travelling. Keep key items like toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, hand lotion etc neatly organized in a cute handmade tray, in the bathroom, along with towels and washcloths. Keep a notepad, pen, and an eyemask and earplug set by the bedside, especially if the guest bedroom is street facing.
You won't always have time to cook, and ordering pizza every day can get expensive. Ensure that you have some ready to eat meals and snacks, especially if there are kids at home. You could make a big batch over the weekend and freeze it in small bags so it's a quick reheat in the microwave that saves you from dealing with a hunger tantrum! (Just be sure to check on dietary restrictions and allergies)
Make The Living Room Cozy
Have lots of cushions, and throws around so your guests feel comfortable and at home. If you are going to be away from home, make sure your guests have the wifi password and know how to work the TV. Always good to have some coloring books (for both children and adults!), and magazines in one spot.
Enjoy Your Time With Them
It's not often that you get to spend a more than a few hours with certain friends and family -make sure you enjoy that time and don't stress the small stuff!