Thursday, September 15, 2022 / by Becky Trujillo
Make Your Guests Feel At Home
Whether they’re staying in a guest room, or in a hosted Airbnb, here are a few ways to ensure your guests feel right at home during their stay.
1. Once you’ve shown your guests where they’ll be staying, take some time to walk them through the space. Point out where they can store their luggage and hang clothes, which bathroom they’ll be using, which light switches do what in the room, how to operate any window coverings, and power outlets for charging phones and laptop computers. This is also a good time to share a set of keys and go over the different locks to the house, as well as the security system if you have one.
2. A tray or basket of toiletry necessities left out provides guests with items they may have forgotten–and will be grateful to have. Think toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner, shaving cream, a comb, and aspirin or pain relief. Be sure that the bathroom your guests will be using is stocked with toilet paper and facial tissue, too.
3. Additional in-room niceties to consider are an alarm clock, bedside lamp, nightlight, extra blanket, and a pen and notepad in case of in-the-night inspiration. To that end, also make note of the Wi-Fi password so they can do some late-night browsing without having to disturb you.
4. Make your guests feel even more at home by showing them where they can find everything they would need in the kitchen, from glasses and coffee mugs to bowls and plates, and silverware. Who knows, maybe they’ll feel so much at home they’ll put the coffee on for you in the morning.