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Having friends and family over for a night or an extended stay is an amazing feeling. It brings such a joy to share time and space with them. It’s a true bonding experience!
An important part of this experience is having a guest room that will truly make your guests feel comfortable. If they have a space that feels like home, they will get a good night’s sleep and be happier guests. Explore the following four quick ways to make your guest room feel just like home for your visitors.
Make a Welcome Basket
You know those tiny bottles of shampoo and conditioner that you see in hotel rooms? You can adapt the idea for your own home.
Take a little basket and fill it with basic toiletries, a towel, some water bottles, and a snack or two. It creates the perfect welcoming gift for your guests. They can take what they need and not have to ask if they forgot to pack something. Snacks such as granola bars or apples are good examples of food items to have in your welcome basket.
Create Empty Space
Guest rooms may end up being a good storage space for all the extra clothes that you have gathered over the years. However, when guests are coming, make sure they have space for their own items.
Create an empty drawer in a nightstand and space in the closet so they can hang up their clothes. Another good tip is to make sure you don’t have too much clutter on the surfaces in your guest room. Clean up bedside tables and bureau tops so that your guests can put down their belongings. Tidying surfaces also makes your guest room look better.
Arrange for Keys and Information
Having a spare set of keys cut for guests is a great way to give your visitors some space and freedom, especially if they are visiting for a longer stay and you want your guests to feel like they can come and go as they please.
Another thing to give your guests is the code to the internet. Having a sheet of paper in your guest room that with the information to your wireless network and password is important. Letting your guests have instant access to the internet makes you look like the perfect hostess.
Regulate the Temperature
This last item is actually the most important. Letting your guests have access to the temperature in the guest room is one of the best ways to make them feel at home.
Getting a good night sleep is what deems a guest room comfortable after all. Sleep studies report that people sleep best when air temperatures are between 65 and 72 degrees. Allowing access to an air conditioning unit or a smart thermostat lets your guests set the perfect sleep temperature. Having extra blankets in the room so they can add or take away is a great way to help with their comfort, too.
Put these ideas into practice and you’ll be ready to greet guests and welcome them into a comfortable space they can enjoy during their visit with you.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.