It is a week into September and I am still in denial that summer is over. The holidays will be here before you know it and with the holidays often times come houseguests. I have partnered up with BHG at Walmart to share ideas of how you can get your house ready for guests this holiday season.
The VERY first thing I think of is adding fresh flowers or some kind of pretty center piece to the table. These coral flowers with their hint of orange scream fall to me!
The other thing I think of is to make sure that everything they might need, is very accessible. Don’t make your guests keep asking where things are. Even if you normally put your towels in a cabinet or drawer, put some fresh clean towels on the counter or in a basket in addition to the ones you have hanging. I have mentioned it several time before, but I prefer the thick fluffy ones.
I was traveling a few months ago and stayed in a hotel where they had everything you could possibly need right there in the bathroom. There were little packs of Q-Tips, Floss, etc. Normally at hotels I have only had the soaps and stuff. I know that you can call to the front desk and get some of the extra things if you forget them, but having them right in the bathroom already seemed so nice. Make sure your guests have all the things they need right at their fingertips. I added mine to these adorable jars with lids.
And if you don’t have a lot of counter space to spare, they are also stackable! I think they would be so cute with vinyl lettering on them too.
We have all been there….. Stranded. And it is the worst when it is at someone else’s house and you have NO idea where their toilet paper is stored. Even if you normally don’t have it out on display, stick it in a cute basket and place it somewhere convenient. Because friends don’t let friends get stranded.
And since the theme of this post seems to be convenience and accessibility, let’s carry that over to the kitchen. Make sure you have snacks set out for your guests. Especially if your guests came from far away and are from a different time zone. They will be on a different eating schedule and may get hungry before you have the meal ready. I adore this oval bowl!
Another idea is to have extra blankets folded up near where they will sleep. We all sleep best at different temperatures and you want them to be comfortable.
What are some things you do to get ready for guests? Or, if you are always the guest, what would you like people to do to make your stay more enjoyable?
*I was compensated by Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart for this post but the ideas, pictures, and thoughts are all mine.