I have a confession: I love having overnight guests! I just love it! I especially love preparing for overnight visitors. It just brings out the Martha Stewart and Emily Post Wannabe out of me. Luckily I’m married to a man who also enjoys hosting people at our home, so I have had many opportunities to try to improve my techniques.
Here are some ways we prepare our guest room for visitors. I hope they inspire and encourage you to promote hospitality and graciousness in your own home.
Your guests will start and end their days in the bathroom you offer them. For this reason I like to make sure our guests have a bathroom that helps them to start and end their day properly. The first thing I do is make sure it has all of the essentials: soap, shampoo, conditioner, mouthwash, toothpaste, extra toilet paper, extra tissue, fluffy clean towels & washcloths, tea and coffee, blow dryer, hamper and waste paper basket. Since we anticipated frequent house guests when we built our home we also took things a step further (because we had the room) and included a tub for soaking, and a steam shower. Those are obviously not a requirement, but are lovely if you can offer them.