Some cultures consider guests a blessing from God. It may not be the case in your family, but some guests are special.
How do you know if your guests are special?
You wouldn’t be reading this article if they weren’t.
That’s why this article is written for people exactly like you who want to make sure that their guests have a good experience at their homes.
Your home shows your personality, and you would want to make a good impression on your guests. It is for others that many people spend millions on their houses. Otherwise, one bed, bathroom, and kitchen are more than enough for most couples.
NO matter what the purpose, here are some tips you need to follow to make your house is ready for guests, and they have a great time while staying with you.
Cleaning Your Home Goes Without Saying
I don’t think this even needs a mention, but I had to discuss it just to be sure.
You always start by cleaning your house. You shouldn’t wait until the last moment to start cleaning. When they enter the home, they should smell the chemicals you used to clean the house.
The house should give a naturally clean look.
That’s why the house also should not be cleaned days before your guests arrive. Choose a good time and make sure there is not much movement in the house to keep a fresh look.
Don’t Forget the Windows
Doors and windows are an important part of your house. However, most people don’t quite understand how they should be cleaned. If you are doing it for the first time, you will only make things worse.
If the soapy water is not right and it’s not properly dried, it leaves lines on the windows, which makes them look even uglier.
I would suggest that you should hire professional house window cleaning services. It isn’t something you need just when the guests are arriving.
You should always keep the house neat and clean, including the windows. Call them every few weeks to make sure your house looks as good as new.
Set a Nightstand and Lamp on Bedside
Are your guests going to stay for the night?
If yes, make sure you prepare a proper room for them. I also understand that your house might not be big enough to accommodate them in a room of their own. Either way, you should do the basics to make sure they feel as comfortable as possible.
One of those important things is to make sure that there is a nightstand right next to the bed. Furthermore, there are necessary things such as a lamp on it.
It’s not just about making the environment comfortable for reading. It also gives a very good impression. They can keep the lamp on as long as they are up and turn it off without getting out of the bed when they want to sleep.
More Than One Fresh Pillows
Remember this another important rule. Guests need a lot of pillows.
It’s also crucial that they be fresh.
The thing is, many people like to sleep on a narrow pillow, and many people prefer to sleep on multiple pillows. Besides, the bed is not just used for sleeping. They also need to stay up to talk and read and so they are going to need a proper soft place for their back.
Try the Sniff Test
This sounds weird, but we all know that it’s important. You have to apply the sniff test about one hour before your guests arrive.
You have to walk in the hallway and visit every room of the house to see if there are any funky smells.
If all your washrooms and kitchen are clean, then the chances are that there won’t be any smell. However, you also shouldn’t underestimate this phase if you have kids or pets at home.
One can never be sure when they might want to leave the traces of their doings.
In addition to smells, you should also make sure that any floor cleaner doesn’t have an irritating odor. If you have used an air freshener, it should also be soft and pleasant.
That’s why you have to do the proper sniff test yourself.
Do Not Forget the Guest Washroom
If your guests are staying, try to give them a washroom of their own. Sharing a washroom with them could leave them and your family in an awkward moment. Many people even feel embarrassed to ask for the washroom.
Even if you have to share it, make sure you don’t give them any reason to judge you.
You have to extra careful if you are sharing the bathroom. Make sure no kids go to the washroom before the guests. Even if they do go, you should go right after them and clean the toilet. Keep everything neat and clean to leave a good impression.
Fresh Towels and Toilet Papers
This also goes without saying, but guests need a separate towel of their own. You shouldn’t even share a towel with family.
It’s not supposed to be clean as it contains some particles of your skin on it. Buy a new towel if needed, but make sure guests don’t feel uncomfortable.
Another thing you need to check is toilet paper. Get a triple-ply soft paper and set a new role in the washroom.
Offer Breakfast in Bed
Guests are supposed to be treated like customers in a five-star hotel. At least that should be your goal when dealing with them.
One of the most liked things is breakfast in the bed. If you have a system where everyone eats breakfast together at the same time, let them know when they should join you at the dining table.
However, they might not have the same routine as you.