The holiday seasons are coming, and we expect some guests to visit us during this festive season. If you are expecting guests it is important to ensure that you create an environment that is welcoming and that will make your guests feel welcomed and at home.
When you are expecting guests, it also makes you go for an extra mile so as to clean your house which makes you love your home even more. Whether it is your first time, or you have had guests before you know how important it is to ensure that the home is ready for their arrival.
The Following are some tips you can follow to prepare for guests.
- Clean up your bathroom.
Before your guests get there, it is important to clean up your bathroom. Ensure you have set of towels stocked in your bathroom such as washing towels and also the hand wash. Also ensure that there are enough toilet papers, toothpaste and some toothbrushes in case your guests forget to carry theirs. Also, you should empty the trash can in the bathroom and clean it. It is always important to clean your toilet, and you can put toilet freshener to ensure that the bathroom remains smelling fresh.
- Stock your kitchen.
When it comes to entertaining your guests, there is no better way than preparing them a healthy meal. You can call your guests maybe two days before they come and inquire what they would want to eat while staying in your home or if they have special diets so that you can buy them before they arrive. Also, ensure that there is enough food of all kinds to eat in the house. Provide all types of beverages are available, morning drinks and foods are available. Ensure the dishes are well organized such that the guest wouldn’t strain to access them.
- Prepare the bedrooms.
The bedroom is another room you need to look at before the guests arrive. The bedroom is where we rest after a tiring day, and your guest will require a place to sleep. Ensure there is enough bedding to change and to use. Also ensure the bedrooms are well cleaned, the windows have clean curtains and the rooms should be well ventilated as well. Ensure the beds are comfortable for your guests to sleep in and also ensure they are enough as well. Also, ensure that the rooms have enough space for the guests to unpack and store their clothes.
- Ensure your home has good lighting.
It is important to ensure that the home has enough lighting. In case there are guests’ rooms without lighting ensure they are fixed, also ensure the outside bulbs are functioning especially if your guests will be arriving at night. Guarantee the lighting in the house is warm and bright to allow good visibility at night.
- Prepare the sitting area.
Ensure that the sitting area is clean there is enough space for your guests to sit. If you have fireplaces, ensure there is enough wood to light up the fire especially if it is during the cold seasons. If there are no enough seating, you can add some more or improvise sitting places like mats and inflatable seats. Just to ensure that your guests feel welcomed and pampered.