How to Host Overnight House Guests

Hosting guests to stay overnight? This is the guide for you!

Steps

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    Set an approximate time for the guests to arrive. It will give you enough time to make sure you get everything cleaned up and prepared.
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    Clean the house. Make sure everything is picked up, everything is cleaned and in their spots.
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    Have a designated sleeping place. Designate a room or place in the house for the guest(s) to sleep. It reassures everyone when you know exactly where you'll be sleeping.
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    Leave extra towels, washcloths, and soap in the bathroom, like in a hotel. It's nice for the guests to know they don't have to go hunting for a towel. They already know they have one. It's complimentary.
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    Have ingredients for breakfast/meals. If you plan on serving your guests and meals, make sure you plan ahead of time what you're going to be serving. Make sure you have the correct supplies to make it.
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    Plan activities for the guests to do. Perhaps have a board game or some slips of paper for charades. It's always nice to have something fun to do.

Tips

  • Try to be friendly! Welcome them into your home with a cheerful and bright attitude!
  • Don't suck up to the guests by giving them everything they want. Make sure they understand that they can get things themselves, as long as you show them where the things are.

Warnings

  • Before they leave, make sure they have everything. No one wants to leave things at your house, when they clearly might not be coming back soon to get them.

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Categories: Event and Party Planning