It’s that time of year. You will be having a much larger number of house guests than you’re used to having. You want to do everything in your power to make them happy. I know, it might seem impossible. Still, there are things you can do to be sure their stay is nice for you and for them. Be sure to read ‘Having Company For the Holidays? Some Tips To Keep Everyone Sane‘ for other great advice.
Test it out yourself. If you don’t like sleeping on it for a night, do you really think your guests will? Whether it’s a futon, a bed, or a sleeper sofa, provide a comfortable mattress or mattress pad to add to the top of it. Just make sure it’s sleep worthy.
Keep them warm and comfortable with appropriate bedding. Be sure you have your Winter Bedding if it’s cold, or summer bedding for when it’s warm.
Always have extra blankets and pillows. You never know who may like sleeping with 4 pillows and 3 heavy quilts. Not everyone sleeps like you do, so plan accordingly.
Provide chargers for the electronics. Their room should have a place to charge their devices. Sure, they probably brought their own. However if they can use theirs, they don’t have to be concerned with leaving theirs behind. I mean how often have we all done that?
Get them food and drinks they like. It makes them feel welcome and helps out when they’re hungry in between meals.
Provide a place for their clothes. This means empty drawers and hangers in the closets. The longer they’re staying, the more they will appreciate this.
Supply them with movies and an understanding of your cable or Satellite. The simple things make it easier to get by.
Give them music, books, or magazines to have in their room. It helps when there is down time, or when you’re not there in person to entertain.
Are kids coming? Well your house may not be kid friendly. Make it so. Consider their age, and be sure they have things to do. Get games, art supplies, books, and more. Whatever it takes to keep hem out of your own things. Especially those breakable things.
If they have pets provide a place for them to sleep. whether it’s a corner for their own bed, or you’re kind enough to provide one, they will notice the gesture.
Make sure there is food, dishes, and those good old “potty” bags for those with dogs. That’s just good for all parties involved.
Buy the little cat or dog that’s coming your way some nice toys. People with pets think of them as their children. Deep down we all love to spoil our children.
Now, good luck!
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