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Make Your House Guests Feel Welcomed This Holiday Season

Make Your House Guests Feel Welcomed This Holiday Season

If you are hosting friends and family for Christmas or New Years, make plans to pamper your loved ones and welcome them with a cozy and welcoming abode. Read below for our tips on being the perfect host for your overnight guests.

1. Create a Cozy Place to Sleep

After long travels, nothing is better than having a cozy space to rest and relax. For the guest bed, consider adding extra fluffy pillows and freshly washed linens. Even if you have clean sheets on the bed, if they’ve been unused for several months they may start to get stale; swap them out for freshly washed sheets for the cleanest scent. If it’s chilly out, be sure to provide additional blankets and comforters so your guests won’t freeze at night. 

2. Provide the Necessities 

Packing for a trip can sometimes be a stressful undertaking and things often get left behind. Provide all of the basic necessities like toothpaste, shampoo and body wash just in case your guests left home without them. Give the guest bathroom that luxury hotel feeling by arranging these items in a nice basket by the shower or sink.

3. De-clutter and Create Space

Clean out a drawer or a closet that includes hangers so that your guests can unpack instead of living out of their suitcases. And include a luggage rack in the room to make unpacking easier.

4. Welcome Them Into Their Room

Go the extra mile to show your guests you are thrilled to have them in your home. Welcome them with something fragrant like fresh flowers or a scented candle. Place a few magazines around the room or include one of your favorite shorter books for them to read during their downtime. 

5. Start the Day Off Right

Instead of waking your guests to the sounds of clanging pots and pans, sneak out early in the morning to get fresh pastries, coffee and fruit. Go to your favorite, local spot and share what you enjoy best with your loved ones. 

6. Make the Room Functional 

More than likely your guests will need to use their electronics. Whether they have laptops, iPhones, etc., help make things simple on them by making the guest room as functional and technologically-friendly as possible. Set up a charging station on the nightstand and make sure outlets are visible and easy to access. And be sure to provide your guests with your Wi-Fi password; you might even print it out for them since passwords tend to be long and easy to forget. 

7. Provide Refreshments

Guests can be shy about asking for snacks in between meals. Eliminate their discomfort and satisfy their snack cravings with a basket of nuts, cookies or granola bars and place it in their room each day. And be sure to provide either water bottles or a water carafe for when they get thirsty.

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