Are you planning on having overnight guests in your home? Do you wish to make these guests not only feel welcome, but feel like they are really wanted? You can accomplish both of these feelings with some little tiny touches.
First, think about your last stay at a good hotel. What did the hotel staff do to make you feel more comfortable during your stay? You can try to mimic some of their offerings right in your own home.
Here are a few things most people will enjoy when staying at a friend’s or relatives house that will also make them feel more wanted.
Yes, by adding simple wooden hangers in the closet area designated for your guests will make them feel more wanted. The hangers will make their clothes hang better and looks so much more classy than the regular plastic ones most of us uses.
Some of the nicer hotels will leave fresh cut flowers in the rooms of their guests. Why not add some to your guest’s room? You don’t have to buy a huge bouquet or an inexpensive one. Just make sure the flowers you do buy are placed in a pretty vase.
Fresh pillowcases and bedding
Of course, you will want to make sure that the bedding and pillowcases on your guests’ beds are fresh and clean. You might even want to add extra pillows in case the guest feels like reading in bed or watching television.
Don’t forget the necessities
Make sure you provide fresh soap in the shower (shampoo and conditioner is an added plus in case your guest forgot his/her). You also should have plenty of soft, clean towels and wash clothes.
Some niceties are always appreciated
Make sure there is new toothpaste and a new toothbrush in the bathroom.
Give your guest a gift basket filled with your favorite body soaps, lotions and even a body sponge.
Be sure to stock the kitchen with your guests’ favorites treats. If you don’t know what those are, ask before they arrive.
Add a chocolate to the bed
This is a sweet way to say you are wanted. Plus, it is a great way to make your guest smile.
Give your guests time alone
If your guests are traveling as a couple or a family, give them time alone. It isn’t every day that a family or couple can go off on a trip together. Allow them some alone time.
Even some single guests can enjoy some alone time, too. Make sure they understand that you won’t get angry if they go off to their thing occasionally during their stay.
Finally, when your guest finally must leave present them with a small token of your thanks for their staying such as:
A travel bag filled with a puzzle book, playing cards and snacks.
A mini photo album of pictures that were taken during their stay or a special photo placed in a frame.
If you treat your guests, as they were special, they are more apt to want to return and may even invite you to stay with them.