Tips for Hosting Overnight Guests for the Holidays

Preparing for house guests these holidays? Spending time together with family and friends is one of the great joys of the season, so don’t let the preparations of it all give you the holiday blues! Follow these quick and easy tips and you’ll be ready to make your guests feel right at home.

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Have an area where guests can unpack their bags. If you don’t have a dresser or a closet in the room that your guests will use, a fold out rack, shelf, or a simple stool where they can set their suitcase will do. 


Have lots of pillows available so that the guests can choose how many they want to use at their own liking. Having an extra throw blanket at the end of the bed is also great if they get cold. Along with that you can tell your guests where you keep your extra linens so that they can grab them as they please.


Guests are not used to the new space so ample lighting is great for them to be able to move comfortably around the room. Lights on end tables by the bed that they can easily turn on in the middle of the night are perfect. In addition to good lighting in the guest room, leave small lights on throughout the house at night so guests can find their way around at night.


Leave fresh towels and washcloths on the bed so there is no confusion about which towels are for your guests.


Sometimes guests forget things, or do not have room to pack some things. Fill a glass container with travel lotion, shampoo, conditioner and sunscreen for the guests.

guest bedroom


These days, everyone needs a spot for device charging, and you want your guests to feel at ease. They might not be beautiful, but be sure to have a power strip or extension cord by the nightstand and/or dresser to make plus easily accessible.


Nothing says, “Make yourself at home!” quite like access to the WiFi.

It can be a little stressful at times having guests because you want them to have a good time and be comfortable. If they are guests in your home, they are most likely comfortable enough to tell you if they need anything. So don’t stress. Have a great time with your house guests and enjoy the holidays!

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