*This is a guest post
If you are a little stressed about having friends or family stay with you for the weekend, then relax and chill out. Your guests will be looking forward to hanging out with you more than judging how you host.
However, if you do want your guests to leave feeling as though you’re the best host in the world, follow these 5 simple steps:
Make Enough Beds
You don’t want your guests to sleep on the hard floor – what an awful night’s sleep that would be! If you know about their stay far in advance, there will be time to sort sleeping arrangements. You may be lucky enough to have a large house with one or two guest rooms, which would be ideal. However, there are options if you don’t.
A long shot, but if you have any spare double mattresses hanging about or you know someone that does have them, then you could always put these on the floor in the living room; it’ll be like one big sleepover!. Another option would be to take off your mattress toppers from your mattress, and use them on the living room floor – not quite as thick as a mattress but better than cold flooring.
Otherwise, you’ll have to ask your friends and family to borrow blow-up beds, which can be equally as comfortable.
Provide Breakfast That Suits Everyone
A fry-up is a great option, I mean, who doesn’t love a cooked brekky? Although, if they are in the minority that don’t want the full hog, then offer them an alternative such as beans on toast or a sausage sandwich, using the items that would’ve been part of their fry-up.
Some people don’t always enjoy hot breakfast items, so it would be a good idea to invest in some cereal beforehand, or even some fruit and yoghurt. Just buy the ones that you like though, in case they don’t end up eating it and it is left in your cupboard for the next few weeks.
Research Your Local Attractions
If you don’t have any major weekend plans, or there is no specific reason for your friends/family coming down to stay, then plan an itinerary. It is best to be organised than have everyone bored and um-ing and ah-ing on how to spend the day.
Most people never go and visit what is in their local area, so this will be a good chance for you to get out and explore, as well as your guests. Have a little Google to see if there are any fun fayres taking place!
Enough Towels and Toiletries
Ensure that each person has a towel to shower with in the mornings. If you don’t have enough towels in the house for the number of guests staying, then the best bet would be to buy a cheap set from the local supermarket.
One of the most important points: clean the house before the guests arrive. You don’t want your friends thinking that you live in a pig sty so get the sponge, the disinfectant and the hoover and give your house a good blitz.
If you have loads of clothes hanging about, then hang them up (sensible option) or hide them somewhere such as a storage bed or locked away in an unused cupboard.
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