7 Tips on Preparing Your Home for Guests

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Hello darlings!

Are you expecting guests soon? No matter whether you are having people over to stay for Christmas, you are meeting the in-laws for the first time, or your distant friends are coming to stay for the weekend, you need to make sure your house is prepared. The last thing you want is for people to walk into a dirty home and feel uncomfortable throughout their stay. With that in mind, read on to discover some top tips on getting your house ready for guests.

  1. De-clutter – There is only one place to begin, and this is with de-cluttering. The last thing you want is for your guests to have to move magazines and papers every time they want to sit down. Not only will de-cluttering make the space more organized and cleaner, but it will be bigger and more welcoming too.
  2. Provide small extras – A little bit of thought goes a long way. Make sure you have extra throws and pillows lying around so that everyone can feel cozy in your house. You should also give your guests the WiFi password when they arrive; as it’s likely they are going to want it. Aside from this, it is a good idea to have magazines, books, and other entertainment options on hand so that your guests do not feel bored during their down time.
  3. Get rid of dust – The last thing you want is for your guests to start coughing the moment they walk through the door. They may be much more sensitive to dust than you are, which is why you need to vacuum every corner of your home. You can take a look at the top 10 best vacuum cleaners to ensure that your vacuum effectively gets rid of dust. This is especially the case if you have carpets in the home and a lot of upholstery, as these can be major dust traps.
  4. Provide privacy – If you do not have a guest room, it is important to give your guests a part of the home where they will get some privacy. Everyone needs a bit of alone time.
  5. Add touches of luxury to your home – The best way to make people feel special and comfortable is to add little touches of luxury throughout your home. Whether it is a fluffy rug in the living room or a lavish throw in the bedroom, there are many different ways you can add a bit of luxury and plushness to each and every room in the house.
  6. Consider temperature control – Everyone is different. You may feel comfortable in your home, yet someone else may find it way too hot. This is why you need to provide temperature control options. We already mentioned the importance of providing some extra throws, but it is also good to have a fan available too.
  7. Have washcloths and towels easily available – No one wants to experience the situation whereby the hop into the shower only to discover that there are not towels available. It is so important to have washcloths and towels easily accessible and visible for all guests.



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26 comments

  1. Great tips! We turned out spare room into an office as we never had anyone stay over, but that may change one day so good to know !

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  2. We have always kept one room as a spare room, because you NEVER know haha!! Great tips and suggestions here! X

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  3. I love making my house up for guests, it's like preparing a mini hotel! Lovely ideas xx

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  4. Small extras is the key to make the guests feel comfortable and welcome. Fresh flowers and magazines or book are always acceptable. Great suggestions!

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  5. Really good small extra touches. Magazines are a good way to caveat down time. I usually rely on tv to occupy my guests but there are some people that are not entertained by tv. Go figure!

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  6. Such a thoughtful host! I'm never really thoughtful like that haha - whenever my friends are sleeping over I'm like oh hello this is your blow up bed, that's the pump, byyyyeeee!:D x

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  7. Everything is so relatable. I usually don't invite guests to my house, but when I go to other people's houses, I prefer all these ready, and mostly are. Especially privacy spaces are needed. http://www.clairebearblogs.com

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  8. These are some great tips, sadly we live in a very small one bed bungalow so we can't have guests to stay over, one day I hope we can though.

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  9. Great tips for hosts. I personally do not have people over to my house for myriad reasons.

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  10. Helpful tips. I especially like the temperature control one. Would have never thought of that.

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  11. Really helpful tips! I need to work on getting rid of dust. I usually do everything else but getting rid of dust always slips my mind!

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  12. These are really great tips! Thanks for sharing. I never know what I should do when guest stay, thanks for these.

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  13. This are such good tips like! I would have thought maybe about half of them when I know people are coming over.
    Lea, xx

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  14. There is nothing worse than going to someone elses house and it being dirty, makes my skin crawl and I cannot wait to get out of there! Plus the towels, I don't understand how people don't have hand towels... where do they dry their hands?! Great tips that I always use and my husband tells me I am fussing but then when we go anywhere and these hings aren't available he moans lol

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  15. These are lovely tips, particular the little extras and the clean and fresh towels.

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  16. Great tips to note when looking forward to have a visitor.

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  17. We don't have guests very often, but those are great tips. When we have guests I definitely like to have a clean house so decluttering is important. I also like to have fresh and clean linens for them. I even go out buy travel sized items in case they forgot to pack anything. I try to make them feel welcome. We have a small house so their space is also our living room, which is why I try to do other things to make up for it. I love hosting guests.

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  18. These are wonderful tips and for us it is always family who will be coming to stay with us.

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  19. Trying to get the home ready for guest can be stressful because you want it to look perfect. These steps though are great.

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  20. Great tips. I think providing privacy and and providing a few luxuries for your guest are high on the list for comfort. Besides, a new comforter set makes a bedroom seems as if you have changed all of your decor.

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  21. Privacy is definitely important. They'll be a little too shy especially if they're staying in your home for the first time. These are wonderful tips!

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  22. Super tips these! Privacy really is an important one, I feel. We all need time to rejuvenate alone.

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  23. I really like what you said about providing the small extras. I think that the small things are the things that people remember when they come over for a visit.

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  24. I love having guests stay at my home as it gives me a chance to entertain and take care of them. Plus, I get to give the house a facelift with welcoming treats and flowers.

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  25. amazing tips and good to learn new ways to appreciate our guests in the very best way possible.

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  26. this is great and also a good way to do some spring/summer cleaning. Temperature control is key too. I've staying at some peoples homes and it's either been too cold or too hot.

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