10 Ways to Prepare your Home for Guests

Up your hosting game this holiday season! The holidays can add a lot of stress with traveling to visit family, or hosting them in your home.

We’ve compiled a list of 10 things you can do to up your hosting game, and make things a little more comfortable for your guests, and less stressful for you!


  1. WiFi Password

    Make it easy. Easy to see, easy to type, easy to remember. In our guest room, the wifi network and password are at the bottom of a chalkboard that we use to welcome guests. We have a guest network with a simple password, “welcomehome" - Not only is that easy, but it always makes our guests smile.


2. Phone Charger

Such an unexpected surprise! Just make sure you write your name or initials on the charger, to make sure it stays put for your next guests.

3. Assorted Pillow Options

Everybody has such different pillow preference, even one night with a totally wrong pillow, and your day can be ruined. You don’t need to spend a small fortune on pillows for the guest room, but a small assortment of soft to firm will be sure to please your guests!

4. Luggage Stand

I have two of these luggage stands from Amazon in our guest room. Not only does a luggage stand save your back and knees, but it keeps things up off the floor and more tidy. You probably always use the luggage stand in a hotel room, why not have one for your guests at home?

5. Extra Blankets

Again, everybody has a different preference! Some of us pile on the blankets to sleep, and some don’t even use the sheets. Don’t assume your guests will have the same habits as you.

6. Hooks

Whether on the wall or an over-the-door hook, somewhere to place a bag, jacket, clothes, or towel is always needed.

7. Bottled Water and Snacks

Another clue from hotels! Traveling is exhausting, and although you are likely already feeding your guests well, make sure they have plenty of options on hand.


8. Floor Length Mirror

An easy way to make them feel more at home.

9. Essential Consumables

Shampoo, body wash, lotion, hair spray, Kleenex, toothpaste, extra toothbrush, comb, Tylenol, etc.

10. Fan

Some will use it for the air movement, but some like to fall asleep to the sound of a fan.

If you don’t have a dedicated guest room, keeping all of these items together in a closet will help so much! We suggest giving your guests a room with a door for privacy, rather than an open room. Even if it’s one of the kids’ rooms, and the kids either sleep together or with you temporarily, that will make it so much more comfortable for your guests!