1. Be prepared.
I like to fill a handmade basket with lots of goodies that are often times forgotten. I use a mix of travel-size toiletries and a few new goodies. I like to gather old glass bottles, remove the labels and fill with lotion and shampoo. Something that adds a special touch.
towels | shampoo and conditioner | lotion | face wash | cotton balls | cotton swabs | Cottonelle Mega Roll | natural sponge | soap | toothbrush | toothpaste
Are your houseguests bringing kids? If so, offer to get all the things they might need. Portable crib, baby gate, high chair, etc. I try to borrow these from friends. You can also rent these types of things in many cities.
Food allergies? Have a few of the guests’ favorite snacks and treats ready.
Coffee or tea? So often your houseguests have traveled a long way to get you. It’s so considerate to have their favorite coffee or tea ready in the morning.
2. Make it special.
- Grab some postcards/greeting cards of your city and stamps
- Don’t you love how some hotels leave a treat on your pillow at night? Leave cookies and milk for your guests!
- Leave a sound machine (or sound machine app) or a fan to help drown out any noises.
- Do you know your guest’s favorite scent? If so, leave a candle that they adore on the night stand.
- Fresh flowers in the room lets your guests know how much you love them.
- Leave local magazines, walking guides or city blogs recommendations.
3. Staying organized during the stay.
• Quick clean up in the bathrooms with cleaning wipes under each sink.
• Also keep extra toilet paper and towels under the sink. Although the Cottonelle Mega Roll is key so you don’t have to change the toilet paper often – 4 rolls in 1.
• Make sure there are obvious trash cans in kitchen/bathrooms.
• Also, make space for their jackets, shoes and bags. Clear out room in a closet and or drawers.
Photos by Sara Albers.
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