When your friends or family travel into town for a visit, they want to feel welcomed and special. Learn more about the essentials you should have for overnight visitors to make them feel at home.
Cozy Bedroom Essentials
When putting together your guest bedroom, think about the different overnight guests you may accommodate in the future. Purchase an array of versatile items that all your visitors will love.
- Clean sheets
- Electric fan
- Comfy blanket
- Extra pillows
- Air freshener
A Variety of Snacks
Before your guests arrive, consider placing some of their favorite snacks in a basket in the guest room. Your guest may feel nervous about asking for small snacks when they need one. Include a couple of water bottles, granola bars, snack-size chip bags, and even a few pieces of their favorite candy.
When I visit my friends for the weekend, I feel cared for when they remember the little things I like. Sometimes they even add a local treat I’ve never tried before, which is especially nice when I visit somewhere new!
Medicines To Keep Close By
It may be a silly idea to have extra medicine on-hand for your guests. However, you never know when a sudden stomach cramp or headache may arise.
At home, I keep all my medicine in a bathroom cabinet and remind guests that it’s available to them as well. Some basic medicines you can offer include ibuprofen, allergy medicine, and antacid tablets.
You don’t need to cook a gourmet morning meal for your overnight visitors, but having a good breakfast to start the morning is essential. Consider which breakfast items your guest might enjoy. Whether it’s a bowl of cereal or a plate of toast and scrambled eggs, there are many quick breakfast options your guest will appreciate.
Above all else, I recommend offering a cup of warm coffee each morning. No matter which brewing method you choose in your household, the smell of freshly brewed coffee will always help people wake up.
Typically, your guests will pack their suitcases full of bathroom essentials. Sometimes the most crucial items are the ones travelers forget to pack. It’s best these extra amenities just in case your guest needs anything.
- Travel-size shampoo and conditioner
- Face wash and a new bar of soap
- Disposable razor and shaving cream
- New toothbrush and toothpaste
- Toilet paper and tissues
Entertainment for the Guest Bedroom
Providing entertainment in the guest bedroom can be as simple as including a small TV. Depending on the visit, your overnight guest might not spend much time in the bedroom anyway. A TV is a quick entertainment option that may help your guest unwind with their favorite shows at the end of a long day.
Adding these small items will make your guests feel comfortable during their stay. Don’t be afraid to ask your incoming overnight visitor which essentials they would appreciate most.