If you have guests visiting your family for the holiday season, it’s important to prepare. The more you can do ahead of time, the better off you’ll be. Start early by stocking up on the essentials and making to-do lists. Here are some ideas on what you can start today to reduce stress later.
- Purchase home necessities.
Prepare your home with extra everything. When you’re entertaining overnight guests, you will go through regular home supplies faster, so make sure you’re prepared with extra toilet paper, bottled water, hand soap, laundry detergent and snacks. Save money by buying in bulk and take advantage of Black Friday sales on the essentials.
- Make a list.
Keep yourself organized by making lists. Keep a list in the notes section of your smartphone and update it whenever you complete a task. Be aware of everything that needs to get done and don’t be afraid to delegate! Asking guests to contribute in small ways will make your life easier and will help them feel more involved.
- Create comfort.
Creating a comfortable oasis for guests to come and stay awhile requires intentional planning. Here are four things to consider when creating comfort for your guests.
- The Bed.
As we talk about creating a cozy guest space, the most important item to think about in the room is the bed, as this is where guests sleep and find rest. There is nothing worse than sleeping on a bed that is uncomfortable. Lucky for you, Agility by Therapedic offers a top-rated mattress you can order online with free, fast shipping and a 100 day trial. You can complete the comfortable sleep setting with this 450-thread count sheet set and one of these sleep inducing pillows from Therapedic.
To create a relaxing, inviting environment, consider scents, sounds and lighting. Candlelight can create a softer ambience, while holiday music can bring festivity to the room. An arrangement of pine branches can bring the outdoors in, as well as providing the memorable scent we associate with holiday cheer.
- Storage Space.
If your guests are planning to stay awhile, they probably want to keep a tidy space in the room you provide. You can help them by providing an open area in the closet to hang clothing or a clear, low countertop to place an open suitcase. Place a hook on the back of the door for guests to hang bath towels or clothing.
While your home is not a hotel, it certainly doesn’t hurt to provide your guests with similar luxuries. In the bathroom, fill a basket with essentials collected during your travels or purchased at the local supermarket. That way, your guests won’t need to ask if they forgot their toothbrush or want to borrow some hand lotion. On the bedside table, leave a bottle of water next to some reading material. Always provide an extra blanket along with a stack of fresh towels for their use. To top things off, provide luxurious slippers to make guests feel at home.
Our final tip is to use caution when making your home comfortable. If you have the Agility mattress in your guest room, your guests may never want to leave! Click here to shop the Agility mattress now. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and happy entertaining!