No matter whether you are having the in-laws to stay for a week or your old friends are paying a visit, you want to make their stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. But it can be difficult to know where to start; after all, you like your home the way you like it! By the time you finish reading this article, you will have all of the tips and advice you need to get your home guest-ready.
Bed + breakfast comfort… When guests stay at your home, you should pretend you are running a B&B. Give them the comfort that you would expect if you were staying in such accommodation. So, give them privacy in the early mornings and evenings, set out a couple of books or magazines they may enjoy before they go to sleep, and open the window a crack so that there is some fresh air in the room. Aside from this, make sure the guest room is welcoming and tidy, and provide them with extra blankets and pillows, as well as fresh sheets.
Get the temperature right… You may like your home toasty, but not everyone else does. Some people feel a bit flustered when they are inside a stuffy room. Equally, you don’t want your guests to be shivering all night long. If you don’t have air conditioning in place at present, now would be a good time to invest. You can head to the following link to find out more: https://farnendermer.com/air-conditioning/. You could also put a fan in the bedroom, or if they are visiting during the winter, an electric heater is a good solution. For more tips on protecting your home from heat, check out this blog post.
Prepare the bathroom… If your guests are lucky enough to have their own bathroom, make sure it is prepared. First of all, ensure you have plenty of toilet paper in the bathroom. Nothing is more awkward than running out of toilet paper while you are at someone else’s home. Aside from this, make sure there are fresh towels for them to use, as well as of the toiletries they will need, i.e. soap, shampoo, new toothbrushes, and toothpaste. This will help them to feel more at home. It goes without saying that you need to clean the bathroom from top to bottom. Use disinfectants to get rid of any germs, and ensure the bathroom smells amazing. Don’t forget to get rid of all of your personal items as well; no one wants your hairbrush to be laying on top of their toothbrush.
The sniff test… Last but not least, make sure your house smells gorgeous! You may assume that it already does. However, you are so used to the scent of your home, it makes it difficult to discern the true smell. So, to make sure your house smells amazing, light a candle, give animals a bath, wash everyone’s bedding, take out the rubbish, vacuum the carpet, dust furniture, and clean your bathrooms and kitchen thoroughly. If you use white vinegar cleaner, you can give it a DIY scented upgrade with the ideas here: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/cleaning/tips/a25234/scented-vinegar-cleaners/.