Prepping Home for the Guest

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During the springtime, families travel near and far to celebrate holidays like Easter and Passover. So, if your relatives or friends are coming to town, here are some tips on how to prepare for guests:

The Guest Room

Making travel arrangements can leave people worn and tired, that’s why the first room you need to prepare is the guest room. If you have a devoted space for guests, make sure it has all the guest room essentials. First, you will need a bed with clean sheets. Your guest room should have a bed large enough to accommodate your guest(s). Add small touches like clocks, wastebaskets, a full-length mirror, an iron, tissues, and extra sheets and blankets to make guest rooms feel more comfortable and accommodating. Extra storage for your guests’ clothing and items can also transform how they feel about their stay. Instead of living out of a suitcase, your friend or relative has a designated area in the closet or a dresser for their personal things, making them feel more at home.

The Bathroom

Everything should be sparkling clean for your guests. Leave a set of clean towels and washcloths in the bathroom so guests don’t have to search through your closets to find them. If you want to go above and beyond, you can leave upscale toiletries so your guests don’t have to worry about having toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner.

Common Spaces

In the kitchen, you should leave labeled snacks and food for guests. If they get hungry, you want your guests to have something just for them that they can eat. Taking careful consideration of your guests’ food preferences can help them feel welcomed and at ease. If you have kids, adding extra people to your home can make it feel chaotic and stifling. To counteract this feeling, make sure all your common spaces are free of extra clutter. Be sure kids’ toys and essentials are put in their proper storage areas.

Having guests over should be delightful instead of nerve-wracking. If you prep and tidy up your home before your friends and family arrive, then you’ll have maximum fun without added stress. For more tips on home preparation, organization and interior design, make sure to like us on Facebook.  

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