It’s that time of year and with a few simple steps your guests will feel like they are at a five-star resort when they arrive at your home. These tips are easy to do and most things you’ll have on hand or will only take a few minutes of your time to prepare…your guests will love you for it!
*Arrange extra storage in a closet or dresser so clothing can be easily stored during your guests’ visit. An ironing board and iron made easily accessible is also appreciated for a quick refresh after their journey.
*Make the guest room inviting by providing magazines or share your favorite books you already have on hand. Place them on a nightstand for late night reading. An extra reading chair in the room also comes in handy for putting on one’s socks in the morning!
*Take a tray or basket you have on hand, fill with an assortment of teas and light snacks. Leave this on the guest bed waiting their arrival or on the counter in your kitchen. Keep the tea kettle out on the stovetop, place creams and sugar near the coffee maker. Jot down simple instructions in case your guests want to make a cup of coffee in the early morning hours before everyone else is up or late at night as they wind down for the day.
*Place cotton balls, Q-tips and a scented candle on a tray and place on the counter in the guest bath. Include often forgotten toiletries, an extra toothbrush, hair dryer and a clean robe to provide the spa treatment and a bit of pampering. Provide some dark towels and wash cloths to remove make-up so your guests don’t stress over staining your guest towels.
*To wrap up the day, place some luscious chocolates on their pillows. Lindt, Godiva and Ferrero all make individually wrapped chocolates so they’re easy to keep on hand and always appreciated for sweet dreams!