How to prepare your home for guests

With the holiday season around the corner, many of us will be entertaining guests at our homes. And many of those guests will be staying for at least a few days. If you’ll be hosting guests, you probably want them to have the best, most comfortable stay possible. While this can be a stressful experience, there are a few things you can do in advance to ensure the stay is a success and you’re relaxed while you have guests at home.

Here are a few ways to prepare your home for guests:

Remove the clutter

For most of us, clutter is simply a part of life. And when you’re busy throughout the year, it can be easy to overlook that clutter. However, clutter can make your home look messy and ensure that rooms look smaller than they really are. It’s also unwelcoming for guests.

A couple of weeks before your guests come to stay, spend some time going through your home. Remove junk mail, furniture you’re not using, old clothes, and anything else you have lying around that you’re not moving. If you’re not sure what to do with some of it, simply bag it up and put it in the basement or a closet to sort out later. You’ll be surprised at how much easier it is to clean once you’ve removed some of the clutter.

Get cleaning

Most of us want to put our best foot forward when we’re entertaining, however it can be difficult to find time to do a deep clean right before guests arrive. That’s why I recommend getting a cleaning service in right before you’re due to entertain. This will give you much more time to do all of the other things necessary before your guests arrive, and ensure that you have one less thing to worry about.

Set up the guest room

Whether your guest room is a dedicated room or a pull-out couch, there are many different ways you can make it a welcoming, comfortable place. If your sheets and comforters aren’t in good condition, consider getting some more to ensure your guests are comfortable, Julian Charles offers different varieties and designs for you to choose from. You may also want to purchase some nice thick curtains to block out the light, and some delicious-smelling candles to help welcome your guests. 

Consider the bathroom

If your guests are flying in, they may not have all of the toiletries they usually like to use. Take an afternoon to take stock of the toiletries you have to offer, and purchase some nice bath salts, bodywash, moisturiser, and the basics like spare toothbrushes and toothpaste. This will make it easy for guests if they’ve left anything behind, and ensure that they feel welcome.

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