4 Tips to Prep Your Home for Holiday Guests

Posted in Lifestyle
on November 27, 2017

It’s the season of parties, entertaining and guests staying overnight. Whether it’s for a night, a weekend, or a week-long stay—I’m sharing tips to bring a little bliss on how to prep your home for guests this holiday season. These few tips will help you create a warm, welcoming space for your guests all season long!

1| Create a Cozy Environment

The holiday season is the warm and fuzzy time of year, so it’s important to keep your guests in mind for creating a cozy environment in your home. Make sure to place an extra blanket in the guest bedroom, and keep a basket of throw blankets and pillows in the living room for easy access. Place a candle or essential oil diffuser in the guest bedroom for them to enjoy during their stay. Scent is powerful for creating a welcoming space for guests.

2| Think Essentials

I love creating a welcome basket for friends when they come to stay. Make sure to include anything they may have forgotten, or items you know they will use over the course of their stay. Toiletries such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, lotion, soap, facial cleanser are all items someone may forget to pack last-minute. Don’t forget to include bottles of water and snacks as well. The more convenient, the better. Have empty drawers in the dresser, spare hangers in the closet, and a place for them to set their luggage. It’s the best way to have make your guest bedroom like a comforting hotel.

3| All in the Deatils

Don’t forget a few details that will make your guest’s experience more enjoyable. Leave out two or three mugs on the counter they know they can use in the morning. Have magazines in their bedroom or on a coffee table for them to look through. Have fresh flowers in their room or in the kitchen. All the small details that may seem unimportant are actually what make your guests truly feel at home.

4| The Important Stuff

Walk through using your television if you have older family members staying with you. Leave our your WiFi password in the guest bedroom if you have friends staying from out of town for the weekend. If you have guests coming in from across the country visiting your town for the first time—leave a list of some of your favorite restaurants or things to do while they are visiting. Again, it may seem like non-essential details, but your guests will appreciate the thought you put into their stay with you.

What other tips do you have for guests staying in from out of town? Are there any other essentials you would add to this list? Make sure to share in the comment below!

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  • Elizabeth Johnson

    When I host people I like to plan in advance as much as possible. Helps relieve any last minute stress! Great post!

  • The small details are my favorite part! I love your idea of sitting out mugs for them and making a little basket for them in their room!

  • Kristen Jones

    These are such great tips! I’ve been wanting to find a cute way to display the wifi party before my Christmas party. We will be having some overnight guests that night!

  • Tami

    These are all great tips! I just had my first guests stay and I love making things cozy, haha. It is all in the details. 🙂

  • I was just thinking about wifi passwords for guests…our current password is so long and could not be memorized. I’m thinking of changing it to something that you can memorize, but isn’t easy for neighbors to hack into.

  • Sepideh

    I love having toiletries accessible so that they don’t need to ask !

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  • This is such a helpful little guide! I so wish we had a guest room to house guest but right now our guests just sleep on an air mattress in the living room haha.

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