Summertime is here and is the season for family reunions, weddings, and outdoor parties. For many, this also means hosting out-of-town guests. While preparing your guest room, here are some essentials that you will need to ensure your guests' ultimate comfort.
Provide Them with Access
Your guests will need access to your home. Along with keys or codes, they need to come and go easily, leave the WiFi name and password. This information is essential for guests to feel comfortable in your home. You can make this as simple or as fancy as you want. You can print up a card and frame it or handwrite it on a cute chalkboard and place it on a coffee table or nightstand. You can also leave a handwritten note welcoming them to your abode.
A Well-Equipped Guest Room
You need to make sure that your guest room is equipped for all it will go through this season. It is time to declutter and clean the guest room, clear some space in the closets or drawers, and make the beds. It is no secret what will make your guest room feel like a home away from home. Equip your bed with products from Thomas Lee Sheets.
Thomas Lee's percale sheets keep even the most finicky guest comfortable. Whether your guests sleep hot or cold, these sheets will deliver sleeping enjoyment. They also get softer with washes, so no matter how often you use them, they will deliver. Another classic that washes beautifully is Thomas Lee's percale duvet cover. It can be easily laundered between guests while still remaining crisp and elegant.
Pillows and blankets are also key for coziness. Thomas Lee's hypoallergenic down alternative pillows come in a set of two, so you can throw a few extras in the guest closet for guests who like an extra oomph. If it gets chilly at night where you live, consider the herringbone blanket for the bed. It has a lovely weight and weave for the chill. It also comes in throw blanket size for curling up with a glass of wine or for that guest that is always cold when no one else is.
For added personality, you can add a plant or fresh flowers to your guest room or other personal touches such as pictures of your guest with you or your family.
Prepare a Basket of Goodies
A good host should anticipate their guests' needs. Making your guests a welcome basket tailored to their needs will make them feel at home. If your guest likes to read, you can leave editions of local newspapers, magazines, or a couple of books that you think they may enjoy. If a soft drink or craft beer is local to your area, it would be a welcoming touch to include in your basket. Perhaps your guests are jet lagged or enjoy midnight snacks. You could include water, light-blocking eye masks, and your guests' favorite snacks so they can enjoy it any time without having to scavenge in the middle of the night.
Stock the Guest Bath
If your guests are flying, you may want to have some toiletry items, such as soap and shampoo, in the guest bath in case they were unable to bring their own or on the off-chance that the airline loses their luggage. There are also many items people tend to forget that you can have on hand, such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, cotton swabs, razors, and nail clippers. Also, stock your bathroom with essentials such as extra towels and washcloths, sunscreen for outdoor events, and over-the-counter pain relievers.
By anticipating your guests' needs and having well-furnished guest bathrooms and bedrooms complete with luxurious bedding, you may even have trouble getting them to leave.