Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Prepping For House Guests

Preparing for the arrival of house guests can be very labor intensive. The room has to be cleaned from top to bottom. Our favorite formula for this is water and white vinagar. The whole room including bathroom must first be sweeped out, vacuumed, then all molding and base boards must be cleaned.  Windows have to be vacuumed, sills wiped down, screens washed and storm windows lifted. Then the windows washed.
Now at our house all the beds have fannel sheets, so summer percale has to be put on with a light summer weight blanket. We are loving the idea of the guest towels wrapped in satin ribbon in the closet so they can just be grabbed and placed on the bed. This gives the towels a special touch. Chilled water bottle service, a few books and a nice reading lamp on the bedside table. Decorate the room somewhat sparingly so the guest will have room for their things. Always have a full legnth mirror. Closets and dresser cleaned out and a number of nice hangers; wooden or silk padded in the closet. Outfit the bed with a comfy cashmere or mowhair throw. Having a desk with lovely sationary supplies and an internet hook up or wireless infofor your house is also important. We are loving these napkin towels for the bathroom and we bulk up on supplies so that there will never be a shortage in any way. A few other nice touches are manuals so appliances can be run. These are wonderful touchs to help make your house feel  guest ready.


*Images compliments of: Martha Stewart Living

16 comments:

Design Esquire said...

Great tips! And I love the images.

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

WOW! I'd love to be your house guest...fit for a king! Great tips.

Laura Trevey said...

It's always nice to pamper your guests...
Great post!

coolkids said...

great post! I love making my guests feel extra comfortable and welcome in our home.

Emily said...

I love these ideas and totally agree. It's so important to make your guests feel at home!

Design Actually said...

Great ideas! I love the towels with the different colored ribbon tags for hanging.

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

love this post! i have guests coming tonight!

Kristin said...

I'm in the middle of redoing my guest room and am hoping to make it a sanctuary for our guests! Lovely post!

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Starfish and Sundresses said...

Great tips! These will come in handy while preparing for my house guests this weekend! xx

*Chic Provence* said...

Great post...I'm hosting a houseful right now, very timely!

xx

Kit

carlee said...

Love your tips!

Ana Carolina said...

Precious tips!
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red ticking said...

i will come stay with you anytime... sounds like a perfect place to be...
have a wonderful time... xx

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Love all the ideas for guests!

Moxie Maley said...

Great ideas!! I will definitely make a notes of these - thanks for sharing!

Rug Repair said...

Don't forget to clean the flooring. If kick your shoes off at the door, sand and dirt grind away at the fibers in your carpet, that would be unpleasant.

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