My mom and two 2nd cousins are in town for a little girls weekend! I enjoy having company, especially when my mom comes, and I really took time to think through and prepare some “comforts” for my guests.
One of the great things about Birchbox is that I have a box full of trial size cosmetics that I can set out for my guests! I had fun digging through it finding face wash, face cream, bath oil, etc. to set out for my mom to try. (My cousins are young, so they wouldn’t care too much about that sort of thing!)
I placed some bath oil, body lotion, face serum, and fragrance in a dish for her to try.
Below that, I filled a bowl of cotton balls, left some toothpaste & floss for her, and a lint roller. There is nothing worse than going to a friends house, sitting on their couch, and being covered in animal hair. And I KNOW that our guests experience that at our house too sometimes, so I always have a lint roller available (the lint roller is from the $1.00 section at Target and came 2 to a package. I bought 3 packs. They are great to throw in your purse too.)
Extra toilet paper is a must!
I also put up her magnified mirror. She bought that specifically to leave at my house and it only goes up when she arrives.
Finally, I made sure I had plenty of towels and wash cloths available for her and the girls to use.
Some tips for house guests:
1. Make items visible or very easy to find. I’m sure you’ve seen towels folded on guests beds–that way they don’t need to search through bathroom cabinets to find them.
2. Add some *nice* items for your guests to enjoy like sample-size fragrance, a pitcher of cold water with a few glasses, slippers, wonderful smelling hand lotion, etc.
3. Always provide plenty of towels, toilet paper, kleenex and maybe a flashlight if they are unfamiliar with your home.
Ironically, my moms luggage didn’t arrive on time so it worked out perfectly that I had all these cleansers and lotions for her use until her bag gets here! (Notice I’m not using the word “if”. I’m pretending to be completely confident that it will, in fact, arrive.)
Enjoy your weekend! I’m sure we’ll be busy busy busy running around town all weekend!