With the holidays approaching, many homes and families are getting things ready for their friends and loved ones to visit. When people are coming just for the day, your preparations don’t have to be too intense. But when you have someone traveling in from out of town, you’re going to want to make sure your home is ready to meet their needs. Because you know that traveling a long distance can be stressful, it’s important that you do all you can to make your guest feel safe and welcome at your home. To help you do this, here are three ways you can prepare your home for guest traveling from afar.
Prepare To Meet Their Needs
When traveling via airplane, it’s hard to get all the things you may need onto the plane with you. With rules about traveling with liquids and other solutions only under a certain amount, many travelers just have to leave some of their toiletries at home. So when they get to your house after their travels, one way you can have your home prepared for them is to be ready to meet these needs. Leah Maxwell, a contributor to PGEveryday.com, recommends having things like toothpaste, contact solution, shampoo and conditioner all ready for your guests when they arrive. Having these things taken care of for them can make their stay much more enjoyable.
Use White Linens
If you’re having travelers stay at your home, it’s customary to always give them fresh linens for things like sleeping or showering. To make this easier on yourself, and to set your guests’ minds at ease, Alexis Hobbs, a contributor to Women’s Day, suggests using white linens for all your guests who stay at your home. Not only will your guests be able to tell that their linens are clean by how white they are, but you’ll have an easier time ensuring that you’re able to get them clean between users because of how easy it is to bleach white linens. So if you currently have other linens to use for guest, consider how much easier your life could be by switching to all white ones instead.
Light The Way
Maneuvering your way around an unfamiliar home can be daunting, especially at night. So to help your guests safely reach destinations like the bathroom during the night hours, Amanda Thomas, a contributor to Quick and Dirty Tips, advises lighting the way for them between their room and the bathroom so they don’t get lost or run into furniture. You can do this by putting a small night light in the hall or by having one shining from the bathroom. This can be very helpful to bleary-eyed guests who need to visit the bathroom before heading back to bed.
If you’re having guests travel to your house this holiday season, use the tips mentioned above to be a true rest from their journey.