Do you have out of town guests coming for the holidays? If so here are a few tips to make their stay comfortable.
If you must put a futon or roll-away in the den or office then try and hide the sleeping area with a nice screen of some kind.
Designate closet space for your guests and make sure to have plenty of extra hangers.
Try to accommodate your guests by thinking about what it is that you would like done for you.
Place a portable TV or radio in the guest room or sleeping area. Guests like to get away from everyone and watch the late night news.
Place a nightstand, an alarm clock and a carafe (with glass) for water next to the guest bed. Everyone needs a place to put keys, change, wallets and earrings.
It is really nice to place a basket of food to snack on in the guest room. Items like crackers, nuts, fruits, chocolates and muffins really help a guest feel welcome as well as staving off constant hunger.
Place a reading light in the guest room. Most people like to read in bed before dropping off to sleep.
Make sure that you have plenty of fresh towels for your guests. You may want to even have a guest bathrobe on hand. It’s nice to place a small basket full of travel size toiletries for your guests. Items such as mini bottles of shaving cream, razors, shampoos, toothpaste and mouthwash come in very handy as well as making your guests feel welcome.
Most of all enjoy your guests and don’t sweat the small stuff. This time of the year is time for family and friends. They won’t be at your house forever (at least I hope not) and you can get back to your life soon.