If you don’t have a guest bedroom (like me) but still plan on having house guests during the upcoming holiday, prep the area that they’ll be staying in. If you guests won’t be spending the night in your home, feel free to apply these ideas to another bedroom in the house.
Guest Bedroom Prep
If guests will be staying in your house this month, think about what they might like or need during their stay.
- Fresh bedding
- Space in a closet to hang clothes
- Snacks or drinks
- Reading lamps
The list could be endless, but just think through basic necessities they might need and add in a few extras.
You’ll probably want to wash the linens right before they arrive so they can get into a fresh bed. But if the comforter/duvet needs to be dry cleaned, you can line that up ahead of time. If you need to add a warm blanket, you can go ahead and get that out.
If you would like to provide new soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, etc. now would be a good time to stock up. That way it’s not a big deal if they forget to pack something.
Is there space in the closet for your guest to hang clothes? Do you have extra hangers?
Would they appreciate some bottled water, fruit, or gum to have in their room?
Is there a reading lamp? What about empty outlets to charge their phone(s)?
Clean it up…
Even though we dusted the entire house last week, take a few minute today to give special attention to the guest bedroom. Dust and polish furniture. Remove items that don’t belong. Clear out anything that isn’t essential (even if it’s furniture) so they have ample space to get comfortable.
If you get a head start now, it will be less work the week of Thanksgiving. Keep that in mind!
Your assignment for today:
- Continue working on habit #11.
- Prepare the guest bedroom.
- Start working on your cleaning schedule for the upcoming year.