People can be a little strange. Talks of hosting a party? No problem! What about when unexpected overnight guests pop over? That’s no big deal at all. But when it comes to guests staying over, even for just a few days, people tend to get a little panicky. This is especially true when we actually like our guests. This is when we feel we need to go that extra mile; just so they feel comfortable and welcome in our home.
If the above describes you, and you’re about to have stay-over guests, then don’t worry. We’ve got you covered! Here’s what you have to do.
Begin with stocking the fridge
Take a glance at your fridge and food cupboards. Empty cupboards can be embarrassing, and a little unwelcoming as well! Make a list and make plans to stock your kitchen; and make sure to do this well before your guests arrive. If you plan on cooking them a few special meals, it’s a good idea to have a look at the ingredients and make sure you have them all. And in case your guests happen to include children, then we suggest you stock in a few kid-friendly snacks as well!
Get started on the cleaning
A clean and clutter free home is vital when entertaining guests. We know that busy lives and hectic schedules can put obstacles in your well-meaning plans to clean your home before your guests arrive, so we have a better suggestion. If you have around a week before your guests are expected to arrive, then do your cleaning one room at a time. Start with the guest room and bathroom. Apart from making sure that your Porcelain bathroom tile are immaculate and the walls completely dust free, make sure that you restock your bathroom with fresh towels, a new soap and even empty the toilet bin.
Going the extra mile
If you’ve done the above, then you can pat yourself knowing you’re ready for your guests. But if you want to be that host, who goes the extra mile to make sure that your guest is feeling welcome in your home, then here are a few more of our suggestions. If your guest is an elderly person, and if your floors are tiles (porcelain or travertine floor tile for example) then chances are that the cool floors might not be such a good idea of kitchen tiles Sydney. Apart from having fluffy indoor carpets beside your guest’s beds, you can also consider investing on a pair of indoor slippers for your guest.
Your guests and your pets
Most people forget to consider their pets, when they think of making their home comfortable for their guests. Some people are afraid of animals, or are at the very least, are uneasy around them. Find out if your guests fall into this category. Then there are people with allergies to fur, or who get asthma or wheezing attacks because of it. It will be very unfortunate if you find out this only after they’ve settled into your home. Take precaution; phone ahead and ask them. Trust us, this will make their stay very much more enjoyable for everyone!