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-Nov 14, 2022

How to Make Your Home Comfortable for Guests

During the holiday season, we tend to have a lot of overnight guests since family and friends come and visit. I truly love hosting and inviting people into my home, and always try and make their stay comfortable and enjoyable!
By Teresa Caruso
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During the holiday season, we tend to have a lot of overnight guests since family and friends come and visit. I truly love hosting and inviting people into my home, and always try and make their stay comfortable and enjoyable! There are so many small things that you can do to make your guests feel totally at home, it’s always nice to add those little touches. I know many of you are probably in the same boat for the holidays, so for today’s post, I’m sharing my top tips on how to make your home comfortable for guests! Keeping these things in mind always makes me feel prepared to host people and are things my guests always appreciate.

Make breakfast & coffee easy for them to grab.

We always keep our cereal dispensers and breakfast bars out for easy access and Matt always preps coffee the night before. Since everyone wakes up at different times, we want our family & friends to feel comfortable helping themselves if they’re up early (even though 99.9% of the time Matt is the first one up). 

Add a phone charger by their bed.

I feel like this is something people (especially my family) are most likely to forget, so we keep a couple of spare chargers in the guest nightstand. 

Set up a luggage rack.

This is kind of extra (very extra), but if you host guests a lot like we do, having a luggage rack has been so helpful for everyone who has stayed with us. Matt’s mom couldn’t get over it! This rack and this rack are a few of my faves from Amazon.

Have extra toiletries available.

Since my family visits from NY constantly, it doesn’t make sense for them to lug their products back and forth, so I always make sure to keep our bathroom stocked. Toiletries are also a common thing for people to forget when traveling, so I always make sure to have all of the basics in an easy-to-reach place. Here’s a little hack my mom taught me: if you travel often, always take the hotel toiletries and store them in a basket in your house. You’d be surprised when I’m visiting her how many times I’ve had to search that basket for something like mouthwash or a nail file! Also, keep all of the samples you receive from places like Ulta or Sephora – they add up and they’re great for guests! 

Leave lots of extra towels and washcloths.

You can leave them where your guests are staying or let them know where they can find them in your house. A nice little touch is to leave them in a basket in their room.

Find out some of their favorite foods and keep them stocked in the house.

I try to find out basics like their favorite coffee creamer, milk, cereal, bread, and snack so I can have them in the kitchen before they arrive. However, whenever I ask my friends and family this for the first time they always say “whatever is fine, I like everything” to be polite, but eventually I get them to spill. 

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