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Are you ready for overnight visitors? How to prepare your guestroom.

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An experienced host knows that entertaining doesn’t just happen around the table. The guest experience begins the moment you decide to invite visitors to gather. As it relates to the physical environment, it may include spaces away from your home or spaces around and in your home you may not at first consider such as the entranceway, the powder room and your guest room, just to name a few.

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In many homes the guest room is also an office, craft room or a place where everything lands until the next knock on the door occurs and you run to clean and stock it to welcome an overnight visitor.

The good news is that with a little preparation you can whip that spare forgotten room in to a space worthy of AAA rating.

In this video I am discuss my top 9 {see it is so easy I didn’t even need #10!} items every guest room should have to ensure your guests are right at home during their stay. Check out the video by clicking the image below.

 In case you missed them, here is the short list:
1 – Extra Pillows
2 – Extra Blankets
3 – Extra Towels
5 – Clock
6 – Candle
7 – Fresh Flowers or Live Plant
8 – Snacks
9 – A Bottle of Water
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21 Responses to Are you ready for overnight visitors? How to prepare your guestroom.

  1. Nadeen March 18, 2015 at 3:54 PM #

    I appreciate a fresh and clean bathroom when a visit people! I do the same with fresh towels and bath soaps but will need to add flowers and a candle!
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    • Krayl Funch March 18, 2015 at 8:20 PM #

      Nadeen – I love to entertain as you can imagine and I love hearing all the ways people make things special for guests. thanks for sharing!

  2. Heather @ divas run for bling March 18, 2015 at 12:41 PM #

    I love entertaining guests. Unfortunately my guest room is nowhere near as put together. Thanks for the tips and the list of what to include!
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    • Krayl Funch March 18, 2015 at 8:20 PM #

      Heather – you will be a pro in no time!

  3. Sarah March 18, 2015 at 9:59 AM #

    I love to entertain and that also means hosting overnight guests! You have great tips that are easy and give a warm welcome to your any guest! Fresh flowers is a must as are clean sheets and towels at my house!
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  4. Paris (My Big Fat Happy Life) March 18, 2015 at 9:54 AM #

    This is a great list for preparing your guestroom! I always try to make my guest feel like they are at home.
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    • Krayl Funch March 18, 2015 at 8:21 PM #

      Paris – yes! that should be the #1 tip!

  5. Joyce Brewer (@MommyTalkShow) March 18, 2015 at 9:54 AM #

    Some new socks would be great to leave in the guest room too.
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    • Krayl Funch March 18, 2015 at 8:22 PM #

      Joyce!! Totally right! I love warm fuzzy socks. I will add that to my room asap!

  6. Sarah November 10, 2013 at 7:34 PM #

    All good tips. I recently just stocked out guest room and have a drawer with essentials like shampoo, soap, toothpaste etc. All travel size that I have accumulated. My relative come often and these items seem to be appreciated.

  7. Chelsea November 5, 2013 at 11:51 AM #

    My mom used to save the little shampoo, conditioner, and lotion bottles from hotels and then put them in a tiny basket in the guest bathroom. That way, they get a new bottle each time and then they can keep it or you can toss it so the next guest has their own toiletries!

    • An Appealing Plan November 11, 2013 at 1:42 PM #

      Chelsea ~ I do that too! I love to put new fresh bottles and soap out for each new guest!

  8. Omeria Hinson September 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM #

    This video was so timely for me. I am preparing a guest room for my sister. You mentioned a couple of items, one being flowers, that I had not thought of. Enjoyed the video.

    Thank you.

    • An Appealing Plan September 10, 2013 at 12:56 PM #

      Omeria ~ I am sure it will be lovely for your sister!

  9. Tami September 6, 2013 at 10:25 AM #

    Love the idea about a book about the area. Hadn’t thought of that one but what a great idea!

    • An Appealing Plan September 10, 2013 at 12:56 PM #

      Thank you Tami. Or a local publication would also be perfect.

  10. Jennifer Brilliant September 5, 2013 at 3:35 PM #

    Bottle of H2O. I always like to have tissues available.

    • An Appealing Plan September 10, 2013 at 12:55 PM #

      Great Addition Jennifer! My sister has terrible allergies so I am sure she would agree with this one!

  11. Gina Melton September 4, 2013 at 9:14 PM #

    I always make sure there’s a candle and fresh plant/flowers in my guest room too, Krayl! Bottled water and snacks are a great idea 🙂

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