4 Ways To Make Your Holiday Guest Room One-Of-A-Kind
If you're hosting holiday guests during Thanksgiving, Christmas or sometime in between, the list of things you have to get done in the next few months is probably pretty long. But getting ready for the holidays isn't always stressful. Sometimes you're able to get the to-do list finished ahead of schedule, and despite a few hiccups along the way, everything is running smoothly going into the final few weeks before the big day. Getting a head start, planning ahead and checking off an entire holiday to-do list allows you to make more time for special holiday projects. Find out how to make your holiday guest bedroom one-of-a-kind when you find some extra time this season.
Aside from common sense items like stocking the bathroom with toilet paper or adding a batch of fresh towels, hosts often wonder what they can do to turn their guest bedroom into a home retreat. It's the little amenities that will make your guest bedroom memorable. While you're in the bathroom preparing the space with the essentials, go the extra mile and stock it with some soaps, shampoos or hand lotion. Assemble a few sample sizes in a tray on the sink. And as long as you're changing the sheets, be sure to add a few different linens, blankets or sherpa throws. Flat surfaces are important for giving guests a place to set the items they carry around, and you should never underestimate the addition of a few hooks for hanging towels, jackets and more.
Very Sweet Surprises
There are plenty of thoughtful amenities you can add to your guest bedroom to make the lives of your guests more convenient or comfortable. You can also make their stay a bit sweeter with a variety of snacks and beverages. If you want to really surprise guests, a mini fridge in the bedroom is guaranteed to make them feel more at home. As a bonus for yourself, you'll be able to stock it with bottled water, beverages, fresh fruit and other tasty snacks to keep guests from venturing into your kitchen for a midnight snack. If your guests aren't staying too long you could also use an insulated tote basket or cooler with ice to keep everything cold overnight.
With a few exceptions, every guest that stays the night will need to charge their smartphone or tablet. Having a universal phone charger around is bound to come in handy, but it's even more important to make sure you have accessible outlets. Having an outlet for both sides of the bed is ideal, as many people use their phones for alarm clocks and need them within reach. A good alternative to a universal charger is a USB wall outlet, which will allow them to plug in anything with a USB connector. It's also not a bad idea to add a clock to the room that has an alarm (everyone forgets to charge smartphones once in a while), or TV remote instructions by the bed with suggestions for popular channels.
It doesn't matter if it's Thanksgiving or Christmas, or whether you have adults or kids staying in your guest bedroom; everyone loves an unexpected gift, especially at an unexpected time. The surprise of finding a little present on the bed as soon as they set down their bags is a fun way to welcome a special guest to your home. Sometimes kids have a hard time getting comfortable in a new place. Wrapping up activity books for kids or a couple of the latest bestsellers for parents gives guests a quiet activity that's perfect for right before bedtime.
If you somehow manage to carve out a little extra time for holiday planning, adding a few more amenities to your guest bedroom can make their stay even more enjoyable.
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