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Tips for Hosting Guests During the Holidays

Attention: Major holidays are approaching and so are out-of-town visitors! For many of us, playing host for our loved ones is a common occurrence that happens at least once a year (perhaps it’s even more common). It can be a fun, but also a stressful, time. Don’t worry. Adding a few simple luxuries and necessities to your apartment space can help your guests feel right at home!

Our first step is to check with guests to figure out just what they are expecting. How long will they be staying? Are they expecting meals? Will they need to be dropped off at the airport? Figure out the parameters of their trip so you can plan accordingly and hopefully avoid any surprises. Before your guests arrive plan to do a thorough cleaning, paying special attention to bathrooms and bedrooms; clear the clutter so your guests can feel at home.

This article from Cottage in the Oaks has some simple tips for hosting loved ones. The author puts her suggestions this way: “I want our home to be a wonderful experience for anyone that stays here…I know I have had some not so pleasant experiences as a guest.  You know when you have been anticipated….and it makes all the difference in the world. There are a few places that I know I will not visit ever again. Regardless of what anyone may say….there was no ‘welcome’ or ‘so glad you are here’ atmosphere. I would never want anyone feeling that way after staying here at our cottage…so, I’ve put together a few things that I think help to create a welcoming and gracious atmosphere for guests.”

Whether you have guests staying this month or later in the year, be prepared for their visit to your home at The Element Apartment Homes in Mt. Prospect, IL. Have any hosting tips of your own? Share in the comments below. Thanks for reading!