Nothing is quite like a house full of guests. However, coordinating activities for everyone can be stressful and discount the excitement of the occasion. Here are five ways you can be the host with the most this year.
Set out a snack and drink tray
Oftentimes, staying at someone’s house alters our normal eating schedules, and our crankiest selves get loose. Set out a tray of snacks and drinks you know your guests will like. Something they can have whenever hunger strikes. We recommend always having bottled water and an assortment of teas and coffees readily available, as well.
Stock up on essentials
It’s an inevitable part of traveling, forgetting something at home. We’ve all been there. Give your guests their own shelf or drawer stocked with essential toiletries like soap, lotion, and toothbrushes. Some other things to include are toilet paper, fresh towels, and an extra towel hook if necessary.
Add a tour guide’s clipboard to a main room
No one wants to be the guest that is always asking how to get somewhere. This clipboard gives you a chance to answer all of your guests’ questions with one fell swoop. Include names and addresses of restaurants and attractions, your Wi-Fi password, and a few maps just in case.
Warm welcomes are key
Go beyond just handshakes and help with the baggage. Chocolates on their pillows and fresh flowers in the room are nice ways of adding a touch of freshness to their stay. This can be the difference between guests staying in your spare room or their own sanctuary.
Nothing says hotel service like having enough robes for all of your guests, so why not go luxe? Consider extra blankets and comforters for their beds if your spare rooms are generally chilly.
The key to being the host with the most is paying attention to the small details that make a home special. Being able to put yourself in your guests’ shoes truly makes a difference in how you host. Chances are you know exactly what your guests are looking for in their stay.