Having Christmas guests can be a ton of fun and can fill your home with warmth and happiness during the holidays. You want to make sure that you are properly prepared for their arrival though, and that they are comfortable in your home. Here are a few guest room tips to ensure preparing your guest room for Christmas is accomplished on time and in acceptable fashion.
Information – You certainly don’t want your guests stumbling around at night in search of the bathroom to find a glass of water. Explain to them where the guest bathroom is, where the closet with extra towels is located, and where the drinking glasses are kept.
Toiletries – It’s embarrassing as a guest to have to call out from the confines of the restroom for extra toilet paper, so make sure you have an extra roll or two out and available. Similarly, ensure that there is fresh soap and towels for washing, as well as Kleenex and other necessities out for them.
Heavy bedding – Guests have different needs when it comes to bedding. It’s better to have too many blankets on the bed than two few. While you might like having keeping your home temperature at a brisk sixty-two degrees, not everyone enjoys such a chilly environment. Put an extra blanket at the end of your guest’s bed just in case they get cold during the night.
Space heater – If you really like keeping it cool in your home during the holidays or your guest just isn’t used to winter weather, consider placing a space heater in your guest room for their personal use. This will not only keep your guests warm but add a cozy feel to the room that’s perfect for the holidays.
Flowers – Flowers can be a wonderful way to brighten up when might otherwise be a drab guest room. For Christmas guests, a poinsettia could be a wise selection.
Lights and decorations – Since it’s the holiday season, consider adding some decorations or Christmas lights to the room. Some tinsel, a small tree, or candy canes can brighten up the room and give it a cherry feel.
Alarm clock – Not everyone brings their alarm clock along when they travel, and it can be terribly aggravating waking up and not having a clue as to what time it is. Ensure you have a bedside clock available for your Christmas guest when they arrive.
Night light – If a guest needs to get up in the middle of the night, a night light can be helpful, not to mention make their travels in the dark a little less dangerous.
Stocking – A Christmas stocking at the end of the bed can be a nice touch when preparing a guest room for Christmas. Just don’t forget to put in a couple of treats for Christmas morning.
Carpet cleaning – As a final guest room tip, it might be wise to consider having the carpet cleaned in your guest room before anyone arrives. If the guest room is heavily trafficked or has a few stains here and there, it can save a little embarrassment on both sides by cleaning the carpet in advance.