Before opening your home to family and friends, create a comfortable space and make your overnight guests feel welcome with the following tips:
Start with a good bed. Ensure the mattress is in good condition, so your guests can get a good night’s rest. Try the mattress out for a few nights yourself.
Allow them to adjust the temperature. Offer items to help cool or warm a room to make your guests more comfortable. An extra blanket, space heater, or oscillating fan are great options.
Make room for bags. Provide a place for suitcases where they can remain open and still leave space to maneuver. Get an inexpensive luggage rack and store it in the closet until guests arrive. Stock the closet with extra hangers, so your guests can unpack and feel more at home.
Arm the nightstand. Keep an alarm clock, lamp, and TV remote within easy reach. Ensure wall outlets are easily accessible. If they’re hard to reach, set a power strip or charging cables on the nightstand for easy access.
Stock up on samples. Leave a basket by the bathroom sink full of travel-sized toiletries and a disposable razor.