By Kaylin Meyer

Hosting out-of-town guests during the holiday season? Take some initiative and get your house primed now with some quick tips for guest room prep! By planning ahead of time for overnight visitors, you’ll be able to focus on other important factors as the holidays draw near, like preparing meals, stocking the fridge and celebrating with loved ones!

Prepping Your Home for Holiday Guests

Make your guests feel at home by providing clean, neat sleeping quarters.


The goal is to make all your guests feel like they’re at their home away from home. So bust out your savvy holiday decorating skills and stash a few subtle but notable, thoughtful touches around the house. If you follow these quick hospitality guidelines, you’ll become the best host your guest has ever had!

Here’s how you can plan ahead to become an expert at prepping your home for holiday guests:

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Whether you are hosting a holiday party for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas or other festive merriment, invite your guests with a stylish email invitation. Greenvelope offers next-level digital invitation amenities such as responsive RSVP intelligence and the ability to monitor who has opened your invitation. Plus, it’s a great way to keep track of your anticipated guests while you’re on-the-go!

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If you are fortunate enough to have a guest bedroom, go the extra mile in taking care of your visitors’ needs before they arrive. For example, most guests typically aren’t going to freely roam the kitchen for a midnight snack even if they are starving. On the rare occasion a brave guest might, but do you really want to be woken up just because your guest has opened every cabinet door just to find the pantry? No way! So, solve that problem and leave a few candy dishes in their room full of assorted nuts, pretzels and chocolates!

Prepping Your Home for Holiday Guests

Leaving out some snacks in your guests’ room ensures they won’t have to raid your pantry.


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Are you guilty of pilfering and hoarding hotel shampoos and conditioners? If so, now is the time to get those little minis out and put them to good use! If you don’t have the inventory on hand, stock up on some travel-size toiletries at Walmart (.6%/6.6% Cashback). Your guests will be grateful to have those necessary toiletries on hand.

Furthermore just because you are hosting a holiday party in your home – it doesn’t mean you have to share your exorbitant brand name shampoo. But, if you want to give your guest bathroom an extra touch of love, fill up a few contemporary apothecary bottles with the designated guest shampoo and conditioner. The presentation will be on pointe and gives your home a few points in the style and class category. Lastly, if you truly want to succeed in holiday hospitality, you should supply all essentials like disposable razors, lotion and a fresh clean bar of soap!

Prepping Your Home for Holiday Guests

Filling apothecary bottles with shampoo and conditioner adds an elegant touch.


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Ladies and gents, it’s of paramount importance that you utilize your sacred washing machine before your guests arrive. Don’t wait until the day before they arrive, either. If you are expecting a lot of overnight guests, perhaps you should consider doing a cycle a day until it’s time for the next holiday prep task. Items to wash before your guests arrive:

  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Pillowcases
  • Towels (hand and body)   
 Prepping Your Home for Holiday Guests

Leaving clean towels for your guests is an essential responsibility for any host.


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