With the holidays usually comes travel and, therefore, the occasional houseguest. Let's be honest, having a guest staying in your home, while enjoyable, is work. I came across these tips on preparing for a houseguest and thought they were worth sharing. Think of it as a helping hand this holiday season. The tips are from Martha Stewart's Website; you can find a printable checklist here.
Preparing for a houseguest, Martha style:
~ Allot adequate closet and drawer space and provide hangers.
~ Fully stock your refrigerator and pantry, and take into account any special food requirements.
~ Have a full-length mirror in the bedroom.
~ Have a working alarm clock in the bedroom.
~ Invest in a few small touches in the room, such as bottled water, chocolates, or fresh flowers.
~ Provide a sitting area with a pillow and throw, an adjacent table, and a good adjustable-brightness lamp in the room your guests will be staying in.
~ Provide extra blankets for temperature control in the bedroom.
~ Provide reading material, including several magazines and a daily newspaper.
~ Stock enough towels, washcloths and hand towels for all guests.
~ Stock up on toilet paper and other necessities and make sure they know where to locate extras.
Does anyone else have any other tips for hosting houseguests?
Photo from www.marthastewart.com