Impress Overnight Guests This Holiday Season
If the thought of packing even more people in to an already space-challenged apartment makes your blood pressure rise, let us help you transform this often-stressful experience into one of warmth, connection and hospitality.
Make Some Room
This might sound obvious, but it is possible to free up a substantial amount of extra space even in the smallest apartments just by picking up your stuff, rearranging furniture, adding extra hangers to your closet and putting out a chair as a luggage rack. Avoid a buildup of personal items in the bathroom by carving out some extra room on a shelf or a drawer as well.
Clean That Hot Mess
Perhaps the most unwelcomed scenario for anyone is a dirty place. Even if your guests are not the most organized, your mess is not their mess. Clean all floors and common areas thoroughly – all the nooks and crannies. Make sure all guest sheets and towels are clean. Take out the trash, clean litter boxes and make sure there is plenty of toilet paper. Consider a scented candle for a more pleasing space .
Pamper Your Guests
Sometimes it’s not what you have, but what you do with it. Putting out extra blankets, offering a variety of pillow types and making the bed with fresh sheets will go a long way to making your guests feel welcomed. Offering a noise machine or earplugs might help your guests sleep through unfamiliar noises. Making sure your windows have blinds or curtains or providing a good-quality eye mask will make sure the light doesn’t wake them up too early.
Remember What They Forgot
Much like a hotel does, keep some of those extra basics on hand like hair products, deodorant, a toothbrush and toothpaste – and don’t forget to have fresh soap. If you want to take it to another level you might also include razors, nail files and a brush and comb.
My Fridge is Your Fridge
Your guests may feel uncomfortable raiding your fridge, so keep some extra snacks on hand like fruit, cheese and crackers, yogurt, popcorn, granola bars, nuts, chocolate and cookies. Easy-to-prepare items like eggs, frozen pizza and soup are great for whipping up something more substantial in a hurry. Leave a note letting them know they are welcome to it along with the wifi password. A warm gesture that will make your guests feel at home.
You’ll be ready to make an excellent impression with these newly-found hosting skills after following our steps. We guarantee your guests will surely rate their stay five stars!