10 Tips For Preparing For House Guests

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Last Updated on July 6, 2019 by Tracy

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10 Tips For Preparing For House Guests

10 Tips For Preparing For House Guests

School is out or almost out and that means people are planning summer vacations! What fun is summer without a little getaway?! That also means YOU may be getting some family and friends coming to visit for a few days. Since we live in Florida, we get visitors all year round. While we love getting visitors, I know that getting ready for visitors can sometimes add a little stress into your life, that’s why I wanted to share these tips to help you Prepare For House Guests. Having house guests is FUN!

Tips on preparing for guests

Make Your Entry Way Inviting

Clean up the doorway and consider planting some flowers. Flowers always make people smile and will instantly warm up the front of your home.

Tips on preparing for guests

Straighten Up

No need for a deep clean that will have you scrubbing for days, but dust, vacuum, and do a quick pick-up of toys etc.

Preparing your house for guests

Put on Clean, Luxurious Sheets

Fabulous sheets make for a fabulous night’s sleep! Get out your best sheets when making a bed for your guests. I use the softest sheets on a planet.  The bamboo sheets by Cariloha will have your guests never wanting to leave! We always offer our bedroom to visiting adults. Add some flowers to a night stand for a personal touch.


Prepare a Place for Guests to Sleep

Don’t have a spare bedroom (like me!)? Guests not comfortable sleeping in your bed? Invest in an inflatable air mattress. Look for models with thicker padded tops (like the AeroBed Premier Cushioned Comfort, from $150, aerobed.com, target.com, etc.), or make sure your couch is clean and welcoming. My mom actually prefers to sleep on our large couch when she comes to visit so I make sure there are comfy pillows and a fabulous blanket waiting for her.

Preparing for house guests

Make Sure Toiletries are Available

A new bar of soap, toothpaste, a toothbrush, a razor, body lotion, and shampoo. Consider putting out a special shampoo and conditioner, I like VO5 Herbal Escapes Kiwi Lime shampoo & conditioner. Want to go the extra mile? Put out the new VO5 Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil and Hot Oil treatment.

Tips on preparing for guests

Put Out Nice Towels

I love hotel towels, you know, the ones that are super soft and make you just want to wrap up in them, well, make your guests feel that special! Put out your best towels and wash clothes. Tie a cute bow around them for a special added touch. I recommend Bamboo Towels from Cariloha. The Towel Sets are perfect for guests.

Tips on preparing for guests

Put Out a Nice Bath Mat

Let your guests feet be spoiled when they brush their teeth and exit the shower! I don’t know about you, but I definitely prefer a soft bath mat over a hard tiled floor.

Tips on preparing for guests

Bring Out the Nice Hand Soaps

A beautiful hand soap like Jasmine & White Cotton from the fragrant foaming collection by Softsoap in the guest bathroom is sure to make your guests feel extra special.  Don’t forget to put out other scents in the other rooms – I love Kitchen Lemon in the…kitchen, of course!

Clear Some Closet Space or Make a Spot for a Suitcase

If you don’t have the extra room to make a spot, consider buying garment rack (approx $35 at containerstore.com, you can also check out Amazon) for extra hanging space or a suitcase stand (approx $40 at containerstore.com, you can also check out Amazon). The best part about the garment rack is that you can re-purpose it after your guests leave. Use it to hang clothes in the laundry room or as a coat rack for your next gathering.

Recipe for Baked Salmon with Maple Glaze

Food and Drink

Ask your guests before they come if they would like any particular meals or drinks for their visit. If they have been traveling for awhile, they may rather stay out of restaurants and would love a home-cooked meal. I made my Maple Glazed Salmon for my aunt and uncle when they visited a few months ago and they LOVED it! It is an easy meal, but it looks like you really went the extra mile ๐Ÿ™‚

What are some of your tips for preparing for visitors?

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17 thoughts on “10 Tips For Preparing For House Guests

  1. This was a great post!! Thank you for the great ideas. The little touches that you mentioned like luxurious sheets and bath mat was something I would probable not have thought of right of hand. Thank you for the post!

  2. These are some very good suggestions. I will be putting them to use. Thank you for sharing

  3. We are getting ready to downsize so we are going to have to get a little creative moving forward with accommodating guests. Thanks for sharing via #TBB #FridayShareFest .

  4. These are really great tips! I usually make sure there is a nice scent in the warmer. I especially like your toiletries basket, great idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. such awesome ideas and tips. Thanks for new fresh ones! Love the smell of fresh linens ahhhhh, nothing better. Flowers, everyone love fresh flowers

  6. Those are all good tips. If they have children and you don’t, you may want to arrange some activities with neighborhood kids to give them something to do.

  7. Always looking for more tips for company. I spend so much time cleaning the 24 hours before they come. Shouldn’t wait til the last minute I know but thats how it usually works out

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