We seem to have more overnight visitors in the winter than the summer. In fact, in the past two months both of my siblings have visited with their spouses and it’s been great to have them. In preparation for guests, I like to make a few little changes in the guest room to help them settle in and feel comfortable.
I like to place fresh flowers on a night table, but if I don’t get a chance to pick them up, at the very least, I add some greenery from outside or move a plant from another area into the room. It adds some life to the space. I also tend to include a few dvds next to the tv and some magazines to look through.
I’ve recently added a new bedroom amenity: a welcome tray with a candle, refreshments, and a few snacks.
The guest bathroom is tiny and doesn’t have space for linens so we normally store towels in the hallway linen closet. Since the towels aren’t in the bathroom, I take them out of the closet and place them in a basket placed in the guest room for easy access.
In the bathroom itself though, I have a small basket of toiletries on the open shelves. In the basket, there’s everything from shampoo and conditioner, to mouthwash and cotton balls.
How do you prepare for overnight guests? Do you leave any notes, instructions, or helpful hints?
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