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Last Updated on November 30, 2021
With the holidays already here, it’s likely that you will have a lot of guests coming over to celebrate. Give them an experience that they won’t forget by making sure your home is warm and welcoming for them during the holidays. If you would like to know how to do this, the following are five helpful tips you can follow.
Make Your Home Accessible
If no one in your home has special mobility needs, it’s easy to assume that none of your guests will have them either. This may not be a good assumption to make when you don’t know who will visit over the holidays, as 11.6 million people use canes, crutches, or walkers. To make sure that everyone who visits you has an equal opportunity to enjoy spending time in your home, spare some time to improve the accessibility to common spaces. This will especially be helpful for older folks in your family!
Keep It Warm
The holidays comprise cool evenings for the most part, so making your home warm in this season is a great way to improve the coziness. If you know that the guest room can get chilly, get extra throw blankets that the guests can wrap up. You can also add blankets to common spaces like the living room. Additionally, you could get some soft, warm slippers for your guests to enjoy and carry with them when the visit is over, and you can color them impressed.
Long before the first guest arrives at your home, declutter and organize so that your home looks and feels spacious and comfortable rather than cramped. Throw out anything you cannot give away or recycle to do your part, bringing down the over 350 million tons of trash created each year in the U.S. alone. More than 85 million tons of this trash is considered compostable and recyclable, so you can improve the 34% rate of recycling in the U.S. by recycling whatever you can.
To avoid having your guests call you each time they need something, make sure that all necessities are available and easy to access. Things like toothpaste, new toothbrushes, towels, toilet paper, shampoo, pain reliever, and a bottle of water should be set out in a basket in the guest room. This will make things easy for everyone, helping your guests get comfortable right away.
Make the Guest Beds
Finally, the guest beds are something that will need to be improved before your guests arrive to make sure that they are clean and cozy. Getting a good night’s rest is an important part of making sure everyone enjoys spending the holidays at your home. With 80% of Americans suffering from back pain at some point in their lives, you can find out in advance if any of your guests will need extra blankets or warm compresses so you can get them in advance. You could also lay out a warm, fuzzy bathrobe and pull out the fluffy duvets or electric blankets if you have some. Place a charger by the bedside table as well so that if anyone needs to give their phone a quick boost late at night or early in the morning it’s easy enough to do.
Use these tips to create a welcoming environment in your home so that it’s comfortable for your guests. When they have a great time, so will you and your family, and you will all be looking forward to the next holiday season.