Hosting Last-Minute Guests for the Holidays

December 18, 2018 10:01 am

Nothing is more magical than sharing the holidays with your family and friends, but last-minute preparations can be stressful. If you are hoping to make entertaining easier and your guests feel comfortable, try these quick tips:

Towels – If several people are sharing a bathroom, set out different-colored towels for your houseguests so they can easily tell which towels belong to them.

Toiletries – Place travel-sized toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, soap and toothpaste in the bathroom or bedroom for your guests.

Closets – Clear out a small space for a suitcase and have a few empty hangers available in the closet. This will make your guests feel more at home and keep things organized.

Cleaning – If your guests are arriving on short notice, you may not have time to do a deep clean of your house. Focus on areas such as the kitchen, living room and guest bathroom that will be visited by everyone. Wiping down the counters and removing clutter can make a huge difference in just a short amount of time.

Instructions – Leave a list of Wi-Fi passwords and TV and streaming-video instructions, etc. This will alleviate confusion for your guests, and they won’t have to ask you.

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