Ensuring that your home is prepared for company at any given time can be a pretty daunting task. Maybe you have your families’ shoes in plain sight, perhaps your sink is full of unwashed pots and pans, or maybe your guest room hasn’t had a change of sheets in a while.
When preparing for guests, you’ll want to address each of these elements to ensure a comfortable stay, and here’s our look at how to best prepare for your coming guests in Salt Lake City, Park City Utah or further afield!
Clean, Polish and Prepare your Guest Room
If your home already features a particular guest room, then half of the problem may already be taken care of. If not, then you will want to follow the steps below:
- If the room features carpets, be sure to vacuum it entirely. If the room has tiles or laminate flooring, then mop and polish as usual
- Remove all of the old bed sheets and fit a fresh new set
- Place a few spare bed sheets, blankets and pillows in an easy-to-access location within the room; ideally a cupboard
- Make space for your guests’ luggage and accessories
- Be sure to include plenty of hangars and storage facilities within the room
- Check that there is sufficient access to electricity in the form of plug sockets
- Properly empty and freshen the wash basket
- Consider adding tissues to any nightstands inside of the room
If your guest room doubles up as another room when not in use (a child’s playroom or an office for example), then consider tidying away any clutter to allow your guest plenty of space to make themselves comfortable. Although your guest will only be present temporarily, it’s better to make them feel at home.
You can also clean any en suite bathroom with polish, and be sure to clean out any waste baskets and then freshen them as needed to ensure a hygienic wash area. Seasonal flowers are always a good idea to help to promote a more comfortable atmosphere – and they can also encourage a fresher scent within any living space too.
To properly clean the bathroom, you can perform the following tasks:
- Remove washable items including towels and bath mats
- Clear the wastebasket entirely
- Polish the shower and bathtub and then rinse them clean
- Clean the toilet and wash basin with bleach for hygiene purposes
- If the bathroom features blinds or curtains, take them down and wash them (or dust them in the case of blinds)
- Clean any cabinets and storage facilities – being sure to remove traces of dust
- Mop the floor and allow it time to dry
- Replace any towels and mats currently being washed with a fresh set