Culture / fashion / Travel

WHAT TO DO WHEN A FRIEND WANTS TO STAY TO YOUR PLACE

I have a solution here that will make a friend feel welcomed (even if it’s only for 2- 3 days) and you’ll feel less stressed about the visit.

So here it goes…

When a good friend calls (or is need of a place to crash) to say she’s traveling into town unexpectedly, it’s easy to start stressing out over little things when you have a last-minute guest arrive in your home.  You start to wonder- is the house clean? Do I have enough food? Is the room big enough for her? So I found a few things recommended by the Magnolia Journal where you won’t lose any sleep by making sure that a friend will be comfortable and enjoy her/his visit when she/he arrives to see you.

So here are some thoughtful suggestions that will make your guest feel at home.

CANDLELIT WELCOME. (This is a plus for me! I love candles and i think it does set a nice tone)


Set a lightly scented candle by the bed with a box of matches. Have it lit when your guest arrives.

INTERNET ACCESSIBLE


Write down your Wi-Fi password on a cute little note card and put it on the dresser or nightstand so it’s easily accessible.

BATH ESSENTIALS 


Leave fresh towels with a small basket of toiletries on the bathroom cabinet. This will keep your guest from knocking on your door at midnight.

BEDSIDE MANNER


Keep a basket by the bed with essentials like a phone charger, tissues, a bottle of water, magazines, snacks, pain reliever, a notepad, and pens.

BLANKET STATEMENT


Have a stack of comfy pillows, in different levels of firmness, on hand. Put an extra blanket at the foot of the bed in case it gets chilly overnight.


THINGS TO NOT STRESS ABOUT

  1. Let go of the idea that you need a perfectly clean home.
  2. Focus on the room your guests are staying in.
  3. Let go of the idea you need a home cooked meal.
  4. You can always prepare food in advance, put it in the fridge, or have food delivered at home!
  5. Enjoy spending time with your guests/friends.

 Source: Magnolia Journal

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s