It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!
Your family is scattered far and wide but every so often you get to see them for the Holidays. That is always exciting for me. I love having family come to visit and it is my fervent hope that they feel welcome and special while they are here.
If your spare bedroom is anything like mine, it is a room that gets used rarely, and is paid little attention most of the time. So how do you freshen things up? Real Simple had some hints for making that guest room more comfy and welcoming.
Give the room a thorough cleaning. Some guests could be sensitive to dust, and if your guest room is rarely used, I can assure you it will probably be dusty. Don’t forget to dust the blinds, window sills and the tops of the window casings. Check the linens on the bed. If they are several years old, head over to Target and get them some soft 250 thread count sheets in a nice off white. Are the pillows lumpy and old, throw a couple of those in as well. And maybe some hangers for them to hang up certain items of clothing.
Always leave and extra blanket or a comfy throw somewhere in the room. If you put a light set of blankets on the bed, then your guests won’t get overheated when they sleep. But if you like to keep the house cool at night, that could be uncomfortable for your guests and that extra blanket will be appreciated.
If you have to work on certain days, it might be nice to have a key made so they can come and go as they please. Here are some other hints we found out on the web:
By: Alexis Jonnson
The holiday season means houseguests and since you love them dearly (yes, all of them), you’ll want to make them feel welcome and at home in your house.
Go beyond the bare bones single towel and leave a generous stack of folded towels in their room. We suggest two large towels or bath sheets, one hand towel and one to two wash cloths per guest. If they’re sharing a bathroom with you, make sure to leave a visible space for them to hang theirs.
3. Robe + Slippers
Ensure your guests will actually join you in the morning for breakfast by hanging a robe in the closet for them to use. Nixing the need to get fully dressed in the AM will help them feel more at home.”
You don’t have to put a mint on their pillow, or offer turn down service, that may be a bit too much. Most of all, try to schedule some special time to actually have a cup of coffee, glass of wine, and just talk.