4 Ways to Show Hospitality to Overnight Guest
Make overnight guests feel welcome
A typical week in our household, someone other than our family is staying with us. Some of the guests are with my AirBnB listing and some are family & friends. Our house is always buzzing with people. Each person that walks through that door for an overnight stay needs be treated like they are the first person that has ever stayed here. I am always looking for ways to show hospitality to the overnight guest.
4 ways to show hospitality to overnight guest
#1 Clean bed
Clean Bedding. Make sure the bed is made with clean sheets and bedding. Do you agree with me? Sliding into bed the first night the bed sheet has been washed feels amazing. They feel amazing. That is what you want your guest to feel when they stay with you.
#2 Closet space
Space to place their items Have a place for your guest to hang their clothes and a drawer for them to use in their bedroom. With giving them space to unpack, this lets them know you care enough to think ahead and clear space for them.
#3 Give a gift
Leave a gift in their room. Everyone loves a small gift. The small gift could be a favorite candy bar, a small bouquet of flowers, a card, or even coloring book for adults. There are so many options but just think of something small that your guest would enjoy.
#4 Make the room inviting
Place of Refuge Make your guest bedroom a place of refuge. If you take time and make the bedroom comfortable, you will have a guest that sleeps, rest and has a better attitude. I always love to place towels and washcloths along with some travel size toiletries in each room to where they have everything they might need.
It could be your mom staying the evening or a stranger that you have never met until they walked through your front door. Both need to be treated like they are special and they were thought of when you were preparing their room.