Your guests are on their way to visit, and you couldn’t be more excited! Finally, you get to spend time with old friends, and it’s going to be time well spent.
And yet, it has been a while since you’ve had company. So, you’re a little out of practice when it comes to making preparations. You want everything to be perfect, but you’re not sure where to start!
Don’t fret; I’ve provided a brief guide on how you can make your guests feel welcome and make their stay the best one yet.
1. Make Delicious Coffee
Of course, it’s essential to ask your guests what kind of coffee they like to drink. If you’re able to ask them ahead of time, then you’ll have the coffee they want ready to go ahead of time.
But in addition to having their coffee staples ready, have the option for them to try something new as well.
For example, you can make them Americano coffee and have them try it for the first time. This rich yet tasty espresso drink will likely be a hit with your guests.
If you have a French press and have made Americano drinks before, you can have their coffee waiting for them.
2. Organize Things Ahead of Time
If your friends arrive at your home and it’s not well organized, it’ll be challenging for them to find what they need.
You likely won’t have time to reorganize your home in its entirety before they arrive. But there are some small steps you can take.
For instance, have the washcloths and towels in the same area so they’ll know where to find items. Better yet, if you have them laid out for them already, they won’t have to worry about locating them.
As for your kitchen, tidy up your pantry a bit. You may know where to find everything, but your guests are new to your kitchen. The easier you make it for them to see what they need, the less time they’ll spend hunting around for it.
3. Have Reading Materials in the Room
Most people read on their phones or readers nowadays. But it doesn’t hurt to provide some printed reading materials for your guests.
As a side note, it turns out that reading printed books has many scientific benefits!
But back to the topic at hand. Magazines, newspapers, and even including a few novels are a nice touch. Put them on the nearby nightstand or the dresser so they can see them.
Even if they’d like to stick to their e-reader, it may make their stay more enjoyable knowing they have other options.
4. Create a List of Activities
You may have a good idea of what they want to do, but you can put together a list of activities to be helpful.
As you create your list, be sure to write down the addresses and when the businesses open and close. It’d also be helpful if you jot down the price of each activity.
If they’re not sure what to do while there, include a list of activities that may interest them. For example, going to an amusement park or hiking at a nearby preserve may be right up their alley.
5. Make Room for Their Stuff
Is there enough room for their stuff in your house? You may think you’ve carved out enough space in your guest bedroom but look again.
It could be that the closet in the bedroom only has enough room for hanging a few clothing items. However, if you were the guest, you might want more space in the closet to hang up your clothes and stash your accessories.
So, create more space in the room if needed. And also make sure there’s enough room for your guests to have their suitcase without them tripping on it.
The last thing you want is for your friends to get injured while staying with you!
It takes a lot of planning to get ready for your guests. But by the time they arrive, you’ll be happy you made an effort.
Now’s the time to make special memories as you catch up with your friends.
Whether your time consists of watching movies at home or heading to the local amusement park, you’ll have a fantastic time!