Tis the season of traveling to homes of friends and family, and also hosting friends and family in your own home! In thinking about how to prepare for people heading your way, I wanted to share 3 things that I always think of whenever I have house guests, whether it be family or friends!
Provide some slippers. You can find really inexpensive slippers on Amazon, or at TJ Maxx. And a lot of times there are some general sizes in case you need to guess what shoe size your guest is wearing! Also, providing a robe would be a nice touch too. There have been too many times that I’ve had to pull on jeans in the middle of the night to use the bathroom because I forgot pajama pants.
Set up a little medicine and toiletry area. I had the *worst* mosquito bite when I was staying at my in-laws before Justin and I were married. It was nighttime, everyone was in bed, and I had to text Justin to ask him if he knew where to find some cortisone-10 cream! Ever since that time, I’ve thought to gather some common medicines, from pain reliever to lip balm, just to put in plain view should a guest need something.
Leave some snacks and something to drink. I’ve certainly stayed at homes of people who I didn’t know terribly well, but Justin knew better, and didn’t feel comfortable riffling through their fridge for some grapes or something to snack on. I’ve always thought about that when I have people stay with me. I try to have a rough idea of a meal plan, but I also like to have light snacks readily available, and even on the counter if they don’t need to stay chilled, so the guest doesn’t feel like he/she is overstepping.