How To Prepare Your Home For Out-Of-Town Guests

Many people have relatives or friends that live in other cities, provinces or countries. You probably know what I’m talking about. It is always a wish for most of these relatives or friends to visit you. Consequently, you need to prepare your home to receive these guests if you want them and yourself to have a good experience.

You want to make your home as comfortable and accessible as possible to your guests. They are coming from far in order to visit you and spend some time with you.

You will need to prepare the bedroom for your guests. Cleaning the bedroom will be the first step. Wash the floor or the carpet, vacuum the mattress, and wash the bedding. Make the bed or beds up with clean sheets and covers that suit the style of the bedroom. Neaten the bedside table. Check that the bedside lamp is working and make sure that there is an electrical outlet where your guest can charge their cellphone. If there is any clutter in the bedroom, remove it and tidy the whole bedroom. Empty the cupboard so that your guests have some space to hang their clothes and pack their shoes while they are staying with you. Have towels ready and get an extra hair dryer for your female guests.

Get your kitchen user friendly for your guests. Pack your dishes and food items neatly in the cupboards. Pack the food items that will be used often towards the front of the cupboard with the label facing forward. This way, it will be easy to find the food items and your visitors don’t have to look for anything or bug you if they can’t find what they’re looking for. Also prepare a list of food items that you know your visitors eat often and go shopping for those items. Include a few sweet and savoury snacks to treat them. Keep the catering equipment that they may use often on the countertops for easy access. These appliances would include the kettle, toaster, coffee machine, and perhaps the blender. Show them where you keep the cutlery and crockery too.

When your guests arrive, show them to their bedroom and familiarise them with it. Then show them around the kitchen and where they can find snacks, drinks, and other food related items during their stay at your home. You want to make sure that they are comfortable and enjoy visiting you so give them the royal treatment.

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