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Top 5 Tips to Ensure House Guests Have a Wonderful Stay

Are you preparing to have house guests stay with you for a few days or even a few weeks? Do you want to ensure they have a wonderful stay, feel comfortable and are welcomed the entire time? If so, there are a few steps you can take to be a good host and make sure your guests have everything they want and need to feel at home while staying with you. It’s all about proper planning, organization and putting yourself in their shoes to anticipate what would make them happy.


Here are five ways you can ensure your house guests have a wonderful stay with you.

Save Time on Meal Preparation – Use a Meal Delivery Service

While some people love the idea of cooking for guests and spending all that time in the kitchen, others would prefer to keep things easy so they can spend time socializing with guests instead. If you like the idea of being able to serve a tasty meal without all the time normally spent in the kitchen, then a meal delivery service could be the perfect solution. 

Depending on the service you choose, you can pick from oven-ready meals, fresh meals, pre-made and ready-to-eat. These shouldn’t be confused with the typical frozen dinners you find in the grocery store; instead, these are curated and prepared by chefs, taste incredible, look beautiful and give off that gourmet feel that you are striving to achieve. It’s all about impressing your guests and ensuring they have a fantastic meal.

If you need help finding the perfect meal delivery service, the in-depth reviews at could be exactly what you’re looking for. You can read more here about all the top delivery services for 2021, highlighting the pros and cons of each. If you have dietary restrictions or requests, some meal delivery services will be better suited to your needs, as you will see in the reviews.

Set Up a Comfortable Sleeping Space That Offers Privacy

One of the best ways to make your guests feel at home and have a great stay is to provide them with a comfortable sleeping space that offers some privacy. This may be a guest room or an area of the house that you temporarily set up a guest room in. If it’s not a self-contained space with a door, you can still create a sense of privacy by using bookcases, creative placement of furniture and even purchasing a privacy screen that you can position in the perfect spot.

A bed with a comfortable and supportive mattress will be greatly appreciated, but if you don’t have that, take a look at inflatable beds or even the ones that can be delivered in a box (usually made from memory foam). You want to be sure that the linens are soft, breathable and lightweight and that you give them good quality pillows.

A good night’s sleep is important for mental and physical health, and you want to be sure you prioritize both for your houseguests.

Storage Space Allows Them to Feel At-Home

No one loves living out of a suitcase which is why it’s a nice touch to offer your guests some storage space. A small dresser and a little closet space may be all they need to unpack and have a sense of normalcy while they are staying with you.

Give Them Their Own Bathroom to Use

Again, this will depend on the layout and space in your home but, if possible, give your guests their own bathroom to use. This will instantly make them feel at home and at ease and can help when everyone’s trying to get ready at the same time.

When setting up your guest bathroom for guests be sure to include:

  • Luxurious hand and body soap 
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Fresh plush towels (bath, hand and face)
  • A guest robe
  • Guest slippers
  • Basic toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, cotton rounds, dental floss and so forth)

By taking these extra steps, your guests will feel like they are in a high-end hotel rather than at someone’s house. You can even purchase travel-sized items if they are only staying for a short time.


Make Sure They Feel It’s Okay to Have Alone Time

Most people appreciate a little alone time or downtime, and even though you’ve got guests visiting, there is a good chance they would still enjoy some quiet time. You can help make this happen by setting up a private seating space for them, perhaps where their bed is set up. Make them feel more at home by placing some magazines, books and word puzzles in their private space so they know they can retreat any time they like.

All of these tips will make it possible for you to become the best host to your houseguests no matter how long or short their stay is.

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