Getting Your Guest Bedroom
Ready For The Holidays
You're entering into the season when your house is never empty, your to-do list is never completed, and your home never seems to be clean. As you prepare for the family members, coworkers, and friends who will be flooding your home, here are some great tips for making your guest room ready for all the company it's about to host. Forget the fancy outdoor Christmas decorations for a minute and focus on indoor comfort.
Clear Out Junk
The first order of business is to clear out any junk that might get in their way. We're talking old magazines, cookbooks, notes, clothes, and toys that may have found their way in over the last few months. Empty the trashcan and stock fresh tissues. Make sure they have plenty of room for their clothing and suitcases, and open space on end tables or dressers for their phones and glasses to rest.
Dust, Dust, Dust
Whether you had a guest last week or last year, it's important to get any dust, spider webs, or allergens out of the way. Dust the blinds, shelves, and any other surfaces, then vacuum it all up. It shouldn't take long, and will ensure a much more comfortable environment for your guests.
Wash The Sheets
The sheets on the bed are probably clean, but if you haven't washed them in the last month or so, they might have gathered dust, or developed a musty smell. It's a good idea to wash them again, or give them a quick freshening in the dryer with scented dryer sheets.
Add A Scent
Guest rooms have a tendency to develop mild odors when they're not used regularly, but these smells are easy to battle. Open the windows, weather permitting of course, for a couple of hours during the day to air out the room, then find a nice potpourri to place on the dresser. You can also stock up on scented candles, and light them around the time your guest is scheduled to arrive.
Provide Outlet Strips Or Chargers
It is all-too-common to forget your cell phone, iPod, or Kindle charger at home when you head out of town. If you've got extras of these common or universal chargers, go ahead and set them up so your guest can use them without even having to ask. You can also add a surge protector or outlet strip to make sure they have plenty of room to charge their gadgets.
Detail The Room
If there's a TV, are there batteries in the remote? Is the bathroom stocked with toilet paper and soap? Are fresh towels are in plain sight? Make sure your guests have everything they need out in the open so they don't feel like they're running to you with questions about every little thing. The more prepared the room is, the easier it is for them to relax after a long journey, or help you in the kitchen!
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