I couldn’t possibly talk about spring without talking about one of the most challenging aspects of this time of year….the Guests! It is inevitable that you will have loads of your favorite family members (or sometimes not so favorite) revolving through your home between spring and summer. If you live near the lake then you already know your home is the most favorite and likly the cheapest place to vacation. If you are one of the lucky few to have a dedicated guest room, then things are already looking up and if you don’t have a dedicated space; I highly recommend bunking the children together for a few days. Nothing is worse than tripping over an air mattress in the family room as you stumble your way to the coffee pot. And let’s face it, living out of a suitcase makes a mess for even the most well meaning guests. There is no doubt that having a guest room is pure luxury. Personally, the day my daughter left for college I claimed her room for all guests (including her) so that I could rededicate the old guest room as a work out room! Here are my top two tips for making guests feel welcome and keeping your self sane through the visitation season.
If you’d like more tips for using all the rooms in your home, or maybe you’d like to purchase a home with a dedicated guest space…don’t hesitate to contact me! If you would like more information on how to organize the perfect guest room, definetly contact Julie Waide with Ten Houses (Photo’s in this post).
1. If the rest of the family can manage sharing a bath for a few days, give your guests their own bath. Set out the towels, extra toilet paper, and some sweet smelling soaps! I know the extra stuff is likely in the cabinet, but why make them scrounge around? Do you really want them studying the contents of your cabinets. (think way too much hemorrhoid cream)
2. Fresh sheets! Yes, I am a sucker for a crisp pair of white sheets. Personally I am a huge fan of dedicated guest sheets. I am completely in love with Target’s Threshold brand. Not only do they stay in place with the double elastic fitted sheet, but they have a little tag that tells me which side is the top! (Yes, this is a life changer for me…don’t judge!). Having the extra set means that I don’t have to get to the wash the same day the guests leave. Next step is for the ultimate layer lover. A coverlet, duvet and a throw at the bottom complete the look and keep your pickiest guest comfortable. We opt for several different types of pillows at the top of the closet so that guest can choose their own. How posh is that?