Having guests visiting can be wonderful but also a little stressful. I’m going to show you how to prepare your home for overnight guests so they feel welcome.
The holiday season comes with a lot of different stresses, gift-giving, holiday parties, oh and the dreaded overnight guests. It’s like a love-hate relationship. Those guests live out of town so it’s good to see them, but…you have to get the house ready for them…
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How to prepare your home for overnight guests
The most important thing is to make your overnight guests feel at home and comfortable. I’m going to share how to prepare your home for overnight guests so you can easily make that happen.
I’ve also included a checklist to help you make this a little easier. It’s free and all you have to do is click the button below to download it!
Setting up a sleeping area
Setting up a sleeping area or guest room will be the most important thing you do to prepare for your overnight guests. To make sure your guests feel comfortable you’ll want to a few touches to the room.
Here are a few things you can add to make their sleeping area more comfortable.
- A light
- Table or nightstand
- Extra blankets
- Extra pillows
- A place to unpack
Having a light and a table or nightstand will make your guests feel more at home. If they stay up later or wake up before the sun they’ll be able to read or use their phones without waking up the house.
The nightstand will add extra storage for their nighttime essentials and a place for their phones.
Providing privacy and a place for them to unpack will help with their stay.
Make your guests feel more comfortable with extra blankets, pillows, and a fan. Small touches like these will make your overnight guests feel more at home.
Add snacks and the forgotten essentials.
I like to add a welcome basket in their room with some snacks and the forgotten essentials. Since TSA rules change with the seasons it’s nice to add shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, and so on to a little basket. Here’s what I like to add to their basket:
- Phone charger
- Water bottle
Make your overnight guests feel more at home with bathroom essentials like towels, washcloths, and access to a shower.
Having coffee or tea available in the mornings will make your overnight guests feel more comfortable. Including a few extras will help too. I like to have:
- Coffee mugs out
- Cream and sugar available
- Different tea options
- Coffee available
- Pastries or other simple grab and go breakfast items
Adding a few comforts from home will really help your overnight guests feel at home and enjoy their visit. I’ve put together a checklist that you can use to prepare your home for overnight guests.
I want to thank you so much for stopping by. In the comments below I’d love to hear what things you do to prepare your home for overnight guests?