Entertaining 101: How To Prepare Your Home For Guests
Whether you’re having your mates over to watch the game, you’re hosting a dinner party or you have family coming to visit for a few days, you need to be sure that your home is ready to accommodate your guests. When your guests arrive, you want them to feel welcomed, at ease and comfortable in your home to ensure that they enjoy every moment of their visit.
Before the doorbell ever rings, you need to start preparing for your guest’s arrival. Regardless of who is coming or how long they are staying, there are a few basic things that homeowners should look after before anyone arrives at your door. Focusing on these key preparations, you can rest easy knowing that both you and your home are ready to welcome your guests with a big smile and open arms.
Continue reading to learn how you can get your home ready for guests so that you make the best impression possible.
Spruce Up Your Hallway
Oftentimes, the hallway is the first part of your home that any visitor sees and you need to be sure that it makes a great first impression. Add a coat stand where you can hang your guest’s coats when they arrive. Light a scented candle to make the space feel more inviting. Or hang some family photos to help break the ice and give you a talking point when visitors arrive.
Do A Deep Clean
When you know that you have guests visiting, you should take the time to clean your home thoroughly from top-to-bottom. Depending on the size of your home, it might take you a few hours, or it might take a day or two. However, when your guests arrive, you will be able to relax, knowing that your home is truly looking its very best.
Be sure to leave no stone unturned and if your guests are staying for a few days, do your best to maintain the cleanliness while they are staying with you.
Prep The Bathroom
After a long journey, there’s a very good chance one of the first rooms your visitors will want to visit will be the bathroom. Before they arrive be sure to scrub your bathroom from top to bottom. Make sure that you put out fresh towels and leave extra toilet paper so there is more than enough. Splash out on some fancy soap and hand lotion to add some elegance to your bathroom and add a scented candle to keep it smelling fresh.
Stock The Fridge
Whether you have friends, family, or work colleagues coming to visit, you must stock up your fridge. Make sure that you have plenty of cold drinks, snacks and be sure to have some quick dinner options at the ready in case anyone stays longer than intended. Having some snacks laid out before your guests arrive and offering them a drink when they come in is the perfect way to make anyone feel welcome in your home.
Make Sure Your Home Is Ready Before Your Guests Arrive At The Door
There’s nothing more stressful than a last-minute scramble to clean and get organised when guests are on the way. If you know that you have visitors coming, make sure that you get organised in advance. Clean the house the day before they arrive, stock up the kitchen a few days in advance and make sure that you are relaxed and ready to entertain when the doorbell rings. With the right preparation, you and your home will be ready to welcome your visitors with open arms.