Did you just get a surprise call that people are coming over to your apartment? Or maybe it’s not a surprise visit, but you haven’t had time to get anything ready to entertain guests or pick up your apartment and get it ready for guests. Whatever the case, you should do these easy things to prepare your apartment for guests! Some of these tips will help make your apartment look better in no time, while other recommendations will help make your guests feel welcome.
Quickly Clean Your Apartment
The first thing you should do when you have guests coming over is to clean up your apartment. Start with the kitchen as you and your guests will probably be spending some time there. Clean off the counters and wipe them down with a disinfecting wipe. If you have dishes but don’t have time to do them, fill your sink with hot soapy water and leave the dishes in there to soak. Continue cleaning the common areas of your apartment, focusing on picking up any clutter and getting rid of any garbage.
Make Your Apartment Smell Nice
Making your apartment smell nice is a beautiful way to invite guests into your home. Everyone enjoys a pleasant-smelling space. Light a candle or two in your apartment to enhance the atmosphere. If you don’t have any candles, you can lightly use an air freshener spray, be careful not to overdo it.
Stock And Clean The Bathroom
One of the worst things your guests can experience in your apartment is a lack of toilet paper in the bathroom. They don’t live there and probably don’t know where you keep the toilet paper, and nobody wants to be going through someone else’s bathroom. Before your guests arrive at your apartment, be sure that your bathroom has extra toilet paper that can easily be found and used by your guests. Make sure your toilet is clean, and you clean the mirror. Also, be sure that you have hand soap and a clean towel in your bathroom. Lighting a candle in the bathroom is a good idea as well.
Organize The Nightstand and Sleeping Area
If your guests stay overnight, they will appreciate a well-organized nightstand beside their bed or couch. Some things you should include on the nightstand are a phone charger if you have an extra one, tissues, and a small lamp so guests can see where they are going if they get up in the middle of the night.
One more thing you can do to help your guests have a relaxing stay at your apartment is to include a small basket of toiletries and other essentials. If your guests packed and prepared for their visit, likely, they will not need any of these, but it is a lifesaver if they forgot something. Including a new toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, towels, washcloths, and extra blankets will ensure your guests are comfortable.
Extra Food For Your Guests
If you know that your guests prefer a specific type of food or have any dietary restrictions, keeping some of their favorite foods on hand is a nice gesture. You can even place them in a separate basket in the fridge and let them know that the food in the basket is specially for them. They will appreciate the kind gesture even if they don’t eat all the food.
Extra Pillows And Towels
Some people prefer sleeping with many pillows, while others are fine with just one or two. Laying out extra pillows where your guests will be sleeping lets them decide how many they need and allows them to be comfortable.
Finding towels in someone else’s home can be difficult. Laying out towels where your guests will be sleeping will help save them time, so they won’t have to dig through cabinets before taking a shower.
Make Some Food If You Have Time
If you still have some time left over after cleaning and getting your apartment ready for guests, you can whip up a quick snack for your guests. Your guests will probably be hungry when they arrive, especially if they’ve traveled a long time to get to your place.
More Importantly, Done Stress!
The most important thing to keep in mind is not to stress out over having guests come to your apartment. Remember, your guests came by to see you, not see your apartment. Enjoy spending time with friends or family, and have fun!