This post is an oldie but a goody! With the holidays approaching, I’m trying to get our house ready. Here’s a few tips on how to have your home ready for holiday guests:
One thing I like to focus on is giving our guests (whether close friends or mere acquaintances) a hotel like experience. This cuts down on awkward moments of your husband’s college friend asking you for shampoo in the hallway at 6am. I always start with a hospitality basket in the room with a few Colorado items as well as bottled water and chapstick. My Texas friends are never prepared for the altitude and lack of humidity, so it’s always nice to have this ready to go. Voss is my favorite bottled water to get. You can pick it up at Whole Foods for the same price as most bottled water, but people are always very impressed by it.
I also have a nicely framed printable with our WIFI password on the nightstand (you can find the one I have shown here), as well as a small ironing board and high quality steam iron ready to go in the closet. To top it all off, I stock our medicine cabinet in the guest bath with travel size toiletry items. If you want to be a real all star, add robes and slippers to your closet, but don’t take it too far or they may never leave.
I hope you’re more inspired to pull out all the stops for future company!