The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to break out the decorations, stuff the turkey, and prepare for lots of out-of-town guests! The trick to all of this is to not get stressed out! So, here are few little tips to help get your home holiday ready for all of your visitors without blowing a fuse along the way.
Designate A Guest Room Or Space
This is the most important part; you need to create a space that can become your guests’ own little area. The key to this is being able to condense the space so that it can remain out of the way during the day. One of the best solutions is a murphy bed. Unlike a pull-out couch (not to be ruled out), this option can completely transform a den or living room into a bedroom with one simple pull! The other great thing is that you can buy a mattress that people actually enjoy sleeping on. Another bonus – no couch cushions lying around! This is a warm and welcoming sleeping arrangement that won’t leave your guests achy or grouchy.
Clean Out A Closet
The next step to making your apartment ready to receive guests is cleaning out the closet so that your guests have somewhere to put their belongings when they arrive. This will make them feel welcome and give them some peace of mind that they aren’t taking over your entire space. However, this also keeps everything stored neatly so that the rest of your apartment can remain clutter free during their stay.
Chances are, the people staying over at your house are going to get hungry and you will need to have snacks for when they do. To make your guests feel more at home, take a section of your pantry and stock it full of items you know they will enjoy. Then, just let them know that section is theirs for the taking. This will eliminate your guests from digging through your kitchen or from feeling awkward asking you for something to munch on.
Stock Your Bathroom
This is pretty self-explanatory. Make sure you have plenty of towels, bath tissue, and other toiletries. But don’t be afraid to go the extra mile and make it look presentable and flow with the rest of the house; don’t shy away from candles and decorative hand towels. This spare bathroom should act as their home away from home bathroom.
It’s important to make your guests feel welcomed and at home, especially during this time of the year. The holidays should bring everyone together and if you follow these easy steps to setting up your house, you and your guests should have plenty of holiday cheer.