The holidays are coming and for some of us that means so are the relatives, friends or guests who may have a little too good a time and not want to go home. Either way, hosting house guests during the holidays can be an added source of stress and disruption if you’re trying to get everything done at the last minute. On the flip side it can be a lot of fun when you’re set up for it – an opportunity to spend some rare quality time together. No rushing off to beat the traffic, you can hang out with your bestie, brother or mom and enjoy those delicious late-night talks long after the gang has gone to bed, hot chocolates in the morning, a quiet stroll around the neighborhood – these moments are the glue that keep us close to the ones we care about.
To make sure you get the best out of your overnight guest experience, start your guest room prep now, in advance of the hectic holidays, and way before you pick up the turkey – I’m talking about the bird. You don’t need to go crazy, spend a lot of money or time to create a beautiful guest room – just some simple, but key elements will do. Follow these top tips and you’ll avoid the stress of the last minute scramble and feel ready to welcome your guests, and after they leave you might even want to check in yourself!