‘Tis the season to spruce up the spare bedroom. With family and friends travelling from far and wide to celebrate the holidays with you, put your best foot forward with an inviting space that ticks all their boxes.
1. ORGANISATION & STORAGE
Don’t let visitors walk into a mess. Regularly organise and tidy the guest room if you’re using it as a study or storage room. And don’t forget to clear some drawers and closet space so guests can hang and fold their clothes.
2. FRESH LINEN & PILLOWS
Always have spare linen and pillows stored and ready to go. Plan your schedule so you’re left enough time to wash and air them out prior to the visit. Consider the weather and choose bedlinen accordingly.
3. CREATURE COMFORTS
Fit the side table with an alarm clock, water jug, and lamp, and ensure your guest has easy access to power points for charging mobile phones. It’s these thoughtful details that will make your guests feel at home.
4. FINISHING TOUCHES
Place essential towels and toiletries in the room, and brighten up the space with fresh flowers. Burn a scented candle or spritz with room spray before they arrive for an inviting scent.
5. GUEST GOODIES
If you’re by the beach be sure to leave a beach bag in the room with sunscreen, beach towels, spare hats and after sun care. For those embarking on the city sights, provide information on local attractions, boutique stores and your favourite eateries.
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