As published in Palmetto Magazine Spring/Summer 2016
They flew. They drove. They have arrived. Are you ready?
It is an honor to have guests in your home. Ensure rested friends and pleasant memories with a well-appointed guest room. Consider stocking the following amenities:
- Freshly laundered bedding and several pillows
A cozy bed is number one on the guest list! Opt for white sheets, blankets and quilts. They can be washed and bleached and they look crisp and new.
- A place to put clothing and suitcases
Ensure there is an empty drawer and extra set of hangers waiting in your guest room closet.
- Towels and washcloths
Having clean towels ready for guests in their room saves them from rooting around the bathroom or having to ask you. Again, I suggest white, as they are easy to launder.
A carafe or bottle of water and glass is a welcome addition to the nightstand.
- Alarm Clock
Many of us rely on cell phone alarms, but a clock on the nightstand can be helpful.
- Reading Material
Set out an assortment of interesting fiction and nonfiction books, as well as a local paper or pamphlet to highlight nearby activities and attractions.
- Fresh Flowers
Snip fresh flowers or greenery from the yard. That little bit of effort will make guests feel wanted.
Get that guest room ready; you never know when guests might be knocking at your front door!