Preparing for House Guests: How to Create an Instant Guest Room for Your Visitors by Marge Jesberger

4 years ago
Preparing for House Guests: How to Create an Instant Guest Room for Your Visitors

Since being both a guest and a hostess, I know what makes my guests and me feel comfortable. Here are a few things that will welcome your house guests comfortably:

  • Even if you don't have a specific room for expected or unexpected visitors, just add a futon or day bed to any corner of a room.
  • Stock a container with toothpaste, shampoo, washcloths, etc.
  • Leave a map of your area and upcoming events for your guests.
  • Don't forget extra hangers in a designated closet.
  • TV and remote control instructions are helpful.
  • Also include a nightlight, a waste basket and a few bottles of fresh water.
  • Make sure an outlet is available to accommodate all those chargers for phones and laptops.
  • Finally, have your guests sign a journal or notebook so that you will have a memory of their visit.

Please share your tips on making house guests feel welcome!

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Donna John
Great advice. I have a large decorative jar in my guest room filled with travel-size toiletries I bring home from hotels when we travel. Anything at all they might need. Do need to get a nightlight. :)
Tiffany Zook
Donna, add a photo of the jar so we can copy it!! I have those little travel bottles floating around.
Tiffany Zook
Adding guest towels to the room helps guests feel welcomed. When I was in grad school , I would bunk up at a close family friend’s house. She would pack my lunch and put it in my car . It was awesome having those snacks as I ran to lecture class.
Donna John
It's pretty basic, Tiffany Zook . But there's pretty much everything you'd need in it.
Tiffany Zook
Thanks! It awesome!
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
Oh, I love your basket, Donna John ! I did this recently for my house guests and I'm leaving it ready for when my kids come home from college, etc. Great idea. And, I recognize that Be Happy plate. Love it! :-)
Sheri B Doyle
I love these ideas. I always try to put fresh flowers in a guest room, even if it is just a few stems. For me it adds some warmth to a room. I LOVE the idea of a guest book to record their stay and any memories. Thanks Marge Jesberger

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