How to Entertain House Guests

Do what you can to make your guests feel they will be well taken care of while they're staying over

Follow these useful tips to have a successful and stress-free weekend with house guests.

Do you ever find yourself completely stressing out the night before house guests arrive for the weekend? There’s a laundry list of things to do, aside from the actual laundry, and not enough time to finish it all. We’ve all been there. I love it when friends and family come to visit us for a few days, but between planning meals and daily activities to cleaning the house from top to bottom, it can also be the most stressful experience imaginable.

A few of the things I’ve learned, as with many things in life, involve planning ahead. From homemade meals to little flourishes to add to your guest room, we’ve got the checklist you need to be the best host for weekend house guests!

Clean Up!

Ideally, we would all be able to maintain a clean house the majority of the time. But realistically, if you’re like me, it’s a small victory to have all the dishes done at the end of the day. If you have the time and energy to keep a clean house, good for you. If not, here are a few tips for the week before your guests arrive to help minimize your last-minute work load.

  • Make sure your own laundry is done and out of the way. You’ll feel more organized and put-together.
  • If you have five rooms in your house, start five days in advance and clean one room a day. Vacuum, dust, organize, and disinfect any surfaces. Do the bathroom your guest will be using and the room they will be sleeping in last so they are the freshest.

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