How to Make Your Guests Feel at Home
Keep Family and Friends Coming Back By Making Them Comfortable and Welcome
Having overnight company can be fun, awkward, or uncomfortable - for the hosts and the guests! Creating a comfortable and welcoming space for your guests can allow them to enjoy their stay more. Here are some ways to make your guests feel at home.
Give Them Their Own Space
If you are in a tiny place, you can’t do this, but if you have the room, give your guests their own bedroom and private bathroom. They will feel more comfortable if they have space and so will you.
Ensure You Have Amenities to Make Them Feel at Home
Big, fluffy towels, good shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion, and spare toothbrushes can make your guests feel at home in your home. As a thoughtful host, you can keep their favorite brands on hand so they feel extra welcome! A welcome basket filled with locally produced goodies is a wonderful way to make your family and friends feel welcome and treasured; it’s also a great way to show off local artisans.
Check Food Allergies, Intolerances, and Choices
There’s nothing worse than feeling like you have to eat what your hosts are eating, even if you don’t like it or are allergic or intolerant. As a host, ensuring your company has food on hand that they enjoy eating will make your guest feel at home. Leaving a basket of their favorite snacks in the guest room can ensure they don’t feel like they have to raid the refrigerator in the middle of the night if they get the munchies.
Keep their Bedroom Comfortable
Spare pillows and blankets will make your guests feel at home, while plush bathrobes will ensure they feel spoiled. A bedside lamp will allow them to relax in the evening or morning by reading, and a plugin that’s close by will allow them to charge their phone easily. You may also want to check their temperature needs by asking them whether they like the house warm or cold at night.
Give them a Tour
In order for your guests to feel at home, they need to know where everything is. GIve them a tour when they arrive, showing them where coffee, dishes, extra towels, and laundry supplies are. Share a key with them so they can come and go as they need to. If you need to change out those lock sets before your guests arrive, here are some that look great and are very functional.
Make Your Guests Feel at Home By Going the Extra Mile
Friends and family will be clamoring to visit you when you follow these tips to make your guests feel at home. It’s all about making them feel comfortable, relaxed and welcome.
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