This time of year, we can all expect a few guests to come to visit us for the holiday season or even just pop in for a quick coffee. Because of this, it’s important to be at the ready for guests as much as you can and make them feel as welcome as possible whether their stay is for an hour or for a few days.
This is easy enough to do with a few simple preparations and thought before your guests arrive at your house! Keep reading to find out 3 ways to make guests feel welcome in your home:
Prepare & Offer Food:
Whether you have last-minute guests or visitors coming to stay for a few days, it’s essential to have food on hand for all occasions. Take the time to plan and shop for food that can be easily prepared in a pinch, snacks to be served and even some easy desserts, so you are ready for all times of the day. This is also a great time to stock up on coffee and tea, so you always have a warm drink to offer when they come in from the cold. By offering food and drinks on the arrival of your guests, you will make them always feel like you’ve planned for them and will never seem scattered to pull a meal together.
Keep The Home Clean
When it comes to visitors in the home, you want to make sure your house is clean and ready, so you don’t have to spend time cleaning madly before they arrive. So, if possible, ensure your home is always at a level of clean by putting away clutter nightly, dusting regularly and running the vacuum through the home after everyone has gone home. By keeping up with the cleaning, you won’t be rushing to get it done, and your home will always look picture perfect no matter who may stop by.
Lastly, the most important part of making guests feel welcome is ensuring all comfort levels have been met. Whether they need a comfortable place to sit, a bed to stay in overnight or a simple snack and warm drink, you want to make sure you have everything available. Prepare for guests before they arrive by having clean linens on hand, space for them to relax and recharge and always make sure to offer whatever they may require, so they feel less like a guest and more like family.