My mom and sister came to visit me in Miami for a girls weekend while the boyfriend was up in NYC for a conference. The weekend was filled with exploration, laughter, adult beverages, and loads of Florida rain showers.
My mom is a modern day Martha Stewart (fun fact, her name is actually Martha so it really is true). Growing up she always threw the best parties, could whip up a feast out of random things in the fridge, and was a pro at making guests feel welcome in our home.
Over the years I’ve picked up on a few of her tricks and last weekend when she was visiting my skills were put to the test.
Here are the four things you should always offer overnight guests.
The guessing game is no fun when you get out of the shower and are looking for a towel to dry yourself with. Show your guests the fresh towels for them, including a hand towel and wash cloth for their face, so they know the towel to reach for.
No one likes waking up in the middle of the night thirsty, and no one wants to resort to drinking faucet water. Make sure to show your guests where you keep water bottles and include a few by their bed so they stay comfortable (and so you don’t find them digging in your pantry late at night on the hunt for a cup).
We’ve all arrive to our vacation destination and realized we forgot floss, contact solution, etc. The last thing you want to do is go out to the store or have to ask to borrow someone’s toothpaste. Include a few travel essentials in their welcome basket so that they can use it if they need, and leave it if they don’t.
Paper hand towels
Nothing is worse than (1) using a slightly damp hand towel hanging from the rack in the bathroom or (2) having to dry your hands on your own pants. Always have a stack of paper hand towels by your sink so guests can use a fresh towel to dry their hands with and then throw it away after. You can pick up super cute disposable towels from Home Goods for just a few dollars!
What do you always make sure to have on hand when you have overnight guests?
P.S. Not a requirement, but fresh flowers are always a nice touch :)