Good morning! Are you getting your home ready for the holidays? I know it’s pretty early to start decorating, but you can start to get your rooms cleaned up and ready for guests. I came up with a few ideas to help your guests feel at home.
Start with soft sheets and fluffy pillows.
Be sure you have nice, clean sheets for your guests and enough pillows for them to use. After a day of travel or sight-seeing, your guests will appreciate cool, crisp sheets to crawl into at night.
Be Sure to Have a Place to Store Their Belongings
I don’t have a dresser in this room, but I have extra hangers in the closet and a hanging shelf in there too, so there is plenty of place for their clothing and anything else they don’t want to keep in the suitcase. I also have a bench in the room where they can set their suitcase or bag without having to use the bed.
Plug for Phone and Wifi Password
Have a plug or extension cord near the bed so guests have a place to charge their phone without having to search for a plug. If you have extra chargers, it would be nice to leave those out too. I have a small frame where I placed our Wifi password too.
A Chair or Other Place to Sit
It’s always nice to have a chair or bench to sit on when putting on shoes or playing on your phone. I know our bed is quite high off the ground and it would be difficult for some to put their shoes on while sitting on it.
Remember to have a nice bedside lamp for your guests. They may want to read in bed at night and when they are finished, they won’t have to get up to go turn out the light.
Extra Blanket or Fan
This time of year, it’s nice to have a couple of extra blankets for your guests in case they get a little chilled. In the warmer months, I keep an extra fan in the room they can use.
It’s easy to forget a few things when we are packing for a trip. I placed, in a basket, a small bottle of shampoo and body wash, a couple of toothbrushes and toothpaste, along with a couple of towels and washcloths.
Tray of Goodies
As a special treat, you could leave a tray of goodies for your guests. It doesn’t have to be anything big, just a few things to make them feel at home. I included a couple bottles of water and a couple of granola bars, some Christmas magazines, and a couple of small boxes of chocolates.
I added a few Christmas touches for the season. Just a simple wreath, a stocking and a Christmas pillow add just enough festiveness without overdoing it.
So you have any other ideas or items you leave out for your guests? I would love to know! Leave your ideas in the comments!