10 Tips for Preparing for House Guests in Comfort & Style


Prepare for your house guests in style and comfort with these 10 tips and tricks from our friends over at Having Fun Saving.

School is out or almost out and that means people are planning summer vacations! What fun is summer without a little getaway?! That also means YOU may be getting some family and friends coming to visit for a few days. Since we live in Florida, we get visitors all year round. While we love getting visitors, I know that getting ready for visitors can sometimes add a little stress into your life. That’s why I wanted to share these tips to help you Prepare For House Guests. Having house guests is FUN!

Make Your Entry Way Inviting

Clean up the doorway and consider planting some flowers. Flowers always make people smile and will instantly warm up the front of your home.

Straighten Up

No need for a deep clean that will have you scrubbing for days, but dust, vacuum, and do a quick pick-up of toys etc.

Put on Clean, Luxurious Sheets

Fabulous sheets make for a fabulous night’s sleep! Get out your best sheets when making a bed for your guests. I use the softest sheets on the planet. The bamboo sheets by Cariloha will have your guests never wanting to leave! [which may or may not be a good thing] We always offer our bedroom to visiting adults. Add some flowers to a night stand for a personal touch.

Prepare a Place for Guests to Sleep

Don’t have a spare bedroom (like me!)? Guests not comfortable sleeping in your bed? Invest in an inflatable air mattress. Look for models with thicker padded tops (like the AeroBed Premier Cushioned Comfort, from $150, aerobed.com, target.com, etc.), or make sure your couch is clean and welcoming. My mom actually prefers to sleep on our large couch when she comes to visit, so I make sure there are comfy pillows and a fabulous blanket waiting for her.

Make Sure Toiletries are Available

A new bar of soap, toothpaste, a toothbrush, a razor, body lotion, and shampoo. Consider putting out a special shampoo and conditioner, I like VO5 Herbal Escapes Kiwi Lime shampoo & conditioner. Want to go the extra mile? Put out the new VO5 Shine, Glow & Go Beauty Oil and Hot Oil treatment.

Put out Comfortable Towels

I love hotel towels, you know, the ones that are super soft and make you just want to wrap up in them. Well, make your guests feel that special! Put out your best towels and wash clothes. Tie a cute bow around them for a special added touch. I recommend Bamboo Towels from Cariloha. The towel sets are perfect for guests.

Put out a Clean, Soft Bath Mat

Let your guests feet be spoiled when they brush their teeth and exit the shower! I don’t know about you, but I definitely prefer a soft bath mat over a hard-tiled floor.

Read the rest of Having Fun Saving’s list of 10 tips for preparing for house guests right here.

What other tips do you have for helping guests feel comfortable in your home or feeling like they’re at a five-star resort in your home?