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4 Things Every Guest Room Needs

The Jenks local movers love having family and friends come visit, and we are sure that you do too! One important thing to remember is that guests in your home want to feel welcome and also feel like they are at their home away from home. We have a few tips on how you can make your guest room feel welcoming for company and ensure they will have a pleasant stay. The little things and basic amenities can go a long way in helping your guests feel like royalty.

Clean towels. Have fresh, clean towels in a conspicuous location for your guests. General rule would be 1-2 two towels per guest, but you can always store extra in a cabinet or shelf in the guest room. If you want to go the extra mile, pick up some inexpensive bathrobes to hang in the closet as well, like a hotel does.

Fresh water. Whether it’s a pitcher of fresh water with lemon slices or a few bottles of purified water, having water on hand for hydrating your guests will make them feel comfortable, plus they will not have to bother you to ask for cups or get up and get a glass of water in the middle of the night. Again, this mimics hotel style amenities.

Toiletries. Again, taking a cue from the hotels—having a slew of toiletries on hand for guests. While some people travel with shampoo, lotion, and more, some people do not. A few travel sized toiletries and a basket of fresh soaps is the perfect touch for making your company feel welcome. Travel size toiletries are available at Walgreens and other grocery stores for a few bucks, and also at specialty stores like Bath 7 Body Works. Your efforts will not go unnoticed. 

Candles and fresh air. If a guest room is commonly empty, it can get stale really quickly. Open the windows and the door for a few days prior to company arriving to freshen the air. Light candles and mix a few drops of vanilla extract into some water in a spray bottle and use it to mist the room. This type of air freshener is more natural and lacks the excessive toxic chemicals in store grade air fresheners—so it’s better for you and your guests to inhale.

These little touches might not seem like much, but they will go a long way in proving yourself as a hostess. Just be prepared—your guests might not want to leave!