Whether you’re hosting friends and family or short-term guests, preparing your home for visitors can seem daunting. It doesn’t have to be, though! With some simple preparation and planning, you can create the perfect guest experience for your visitors. Here are a few tips to help make sure your home is guest-ready.
Cleanliness is Key
The most important thing about making your home guest-ready is cleanliness. Your guests should feel comfortable and relaxed in their surroundings, so make sure to thoroughly clean your home before they arrive. Dust shelves and furniture, vacuum carpets, mop floors and clean the bathrooms thoroughly. If you have time and resources available, consider hiring a professional cleaner prior to their appearance.
Stock Up On Supplies
It’s always a good idea to stock up on supplies such as snacks, drinks, paper towels, napkins, etc., so you won’t have to run out to the store when your guests arrive. You can also prepare meals ahead of time, so it will be easier for everyone when it comes time for mealtime! Additionally, consider what other amenities might come in handy during their stay—for example, extra blankets if it gets cold at night or an extra pillow if someone needs one.
Make Rooms Feel More Open
Whether you’re having many people over or little, making your spaces feel more open helps with general organization and allows your guests to feel less claustrophobic. It could be as simple as moving certain tables and chairs against the walls or reorganizing some furniture to have a more open floor plan. Either way, it ensures no one trips on anything or spills food!
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