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As nice as it is to have friends and family stay with you for a night or two, it doesn’t half require a lot of energy and preparation. If your ultimate goal is to impress your guests, then you need to ensure that you’re giving them the best experience.
Here are five ways that you can prove that you’re the hostess with the mostess and ensure that they come back for future visits:
Ensure There Are Enough Beds
You don’t want anyone to be uncomfortable and sleep on the floor, but you also may not have a bedroom that fits the number of people staying in your house. It’s important to utilise the furniture that you do have, such as day beds and sofas, and sort sleeping arrangements far in advance so that you’re not searching for blow-up beds last minute.
Sofa beds are always great investments, as they can be used as both a sofa during the time that you don’t have guests, or a bed when you do have people to stay. Black sofa beds are always a good investment as they are versatile, and always add a splash of luxury.
Provide Breakfast That Suits Everyone
Don’t wait until the day they arrive to find out if anyone is vegetarian (I mean, you don’t want to do a Pam from Gavin and Stacey, do you?). Find out before you do the food shop if anyone has any specific dietary requirements so that you can get something in the house to cater for everyone.
You can always play breakfast safe with toast and cereal, but if you want to impress your guests, then why not go the whole hog and cook them an English brekky?
Research Your Local Attractions
If your guests are coming down specifically to see the area and spend time with you, then research things that are going on in your area over that weekend. Often, a lot of time is spent umm-ing and ahh-ing on how the day should be spent, so save some time by producing the perfect itinerary and showing your visitors what your town or city is really about.
Include your favourite lunch spots, activities and bars. Plus, this will give you a chance to explore your home town too, as we often don’t take advantage of the tourist spots near us.
Enough Towels and Toiletries
Ensure that everyone has their own towel to use over the weekend. I am sure some guests may bring their own, but just in case they don’t due to packing space, then ensure there is plenty to go around.
Also ensure that there is enough shampoo, conditioner and shower gel for everyone to use. Nobody wants to be in the middle of their shower only to realise that the shampoo has run out and they have to spend the day with greasy hair.
You may not live in the cleanest of houses normally, but your guests don’t need to know this. Clean the house before your guests arrive from top to bottom; put your clothes away, ensure no dirty dishes are hanging around and get rid of all the dust that has been building up over the past couple of days.
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