San Diego is a great place to visit and we are happy to host family and friends when they head out our way. Being Frugal shared how to be a good house guest when visiting relatives which got me thinking about what does it take to be a good host.
For now I don’t have a guest room because we turned the extra bedroom into an office. We furnished it with a Ikea futon which serves as seating and a decent guest bed. Even if you don’t have a separate bedroom guests need space to have privacy and relax occasionally.
Bath and Beauty
If you travel often or get free products in the mail you probably have a lot of sample-sized beauty products. I put these in a basket placed in the bathroom used by the guests for their convenience. If they forgot to bring shampoo or toothpaste it’s there and they don’t have to ask.
Remember to put out bath linens and make sure the bathroom is stocked with necessities.
Food and Meals
Find out if your guests have medical conditions or food allergies that impact the menu. My mother is not supposed to eat meat other than poultry so we have dishes or options for chicken and turkey at all meals.
I also try to pick up my guests’ favorite soft drink and snacks to make them feel at home.
Our area has lots for visitors to see and do. Fortunately no one expects us to go to the zoo or Legoland with them. Instead I give coupons or buy resident tickets to save them money. A group trip to the park or beach is a good way to see local attractions without much cost.
Making your family and friends feel welcome is easy and well worth the effort. What else do you do to prepare for house guests?
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