Do you struggle with having guests stay at your home? I love having family and friends stay with us! It’s important to me to be able to practice hospitality and to make my guests feel as at home as possible. We didn’t have a guest room in my family home growing up, but I watched my mom make our living room into as much of a comfortable guest room as she could. Now, as an adult, we do have a guest room so I am able to take these some of the tips I learned from my mom and implement them into my guest room! These ten tips are absolute guest room essentials. Your guests will thank you for it, I promise!
- Leave the Wi-Fi password on the nightstands. Guests want to be able to watch Netflix on their laptops and check up on their family back home on Facebook. Trust me, your guests will appreciate not having to ask for the password!
- Clear out some space in the dresser or closet for their clothing. Preferably both incase they have something that needs to be hung. It shouldn’t be difficult to clear out at least one drawer for your guests.
- Place several clean towels in the guest bathroom or in the guest room. At least one hand towel, washcloth, and regular towel for each guest. Maybe even more depending on how long they are staying.
- Please give them clean sheets! This may be obvious to some, but wash the sheets and pillowcases before you know your guests are coming. Even if they aren’t dirty, they need to be freshened up.
- Provide them with their drink of choice. Ask them before they arrive if they drink coffee, tea, soda, or all three and be sure to provide them with those drinks. Make sure they know where the drinks are and how to work the coffee maker. Better yet, get up early and start their coffee for them. It may even be nice to put bottles of water in their room so that they don’t have to search around your dark house for water in the middle of the night.
- Give them reading materials. We have a bookshelf in our guest room!
- Always have extra toiletries for your guests. It is very common for a visitor to forget a toothbrush or shampoo bottle so be sure to have extras that are easily accessible for your guests.
- Tissue box and wastebasket. For obvious reasons this might be a good thing to add.
- Have extra blankets and a fan in the room incase they get too hot or cold in your home.
- Leave room spray or a candle to freshen up the room. It may be stale smelling if no one has stayed there for a while.
Extra tip: Leave DIY Lavender Sleepy Time pillow spray on the nightstands.