If you’ve invited family to stay at your DC Ranch home for the holidays, you might be wondering how you can help them feel right at home. Whether they’re staying for a few weeks or one night, there are several ways to make their stay comfortable so they can focus on enjoying the holidays in Scottsdale. Before your guests arrive at your DC Ranch home, take these five tips into consideration:
Give them some storage space
If your guests are staying for more than a few days, they’ll need a place to store their suitcase so they don’t keep tripping over it, and they might even want to hang up their clothes during their stay. This means you should make sure there’s some room in the closet for them to put their belongings. If you use the closet of your guest room for storage, maybe now is the time to clear out the clutter and get it organized into a winter wonderland of tidiness before your relatives arrive for the holidays.
Make sure they have the necessities
Traveling can be stressful, which means it’s easy to forget the little things, like a toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, etc. You can step in and take that stress away from your guests by providing these necessities in a small basket. And if possible, offer a few extra items, such as a magazine or book they might like. You can even go the extra mile by making sure your kitchen is stocked with their favorite drinks and snacks before they arrive.
Maybe you don’t always have fresh flowers in your DC Ranch home, but you should get some before guests get to your house if you want to add a nice touch. You can also set out some sparkling water, cozy slippers, and a comfortable bathrobe to make your home reminiscent of an elegant hotel. Your relatives will surely appreciate the extra effort toward giving them a great vacation during the holidays at your house.
Make a great first impression
If you want to impress your guests the minute they get to your house, make sure they are greeted by some great holiday decorations, such as a nice wreath on the door. Don’t forget to light some scented candles or wax cubes to make sure the whole house smells nice. You should also do some landscaping and tidying up outside to improve your curb appeal before your guests arrive. This way, they will be welcomed by a porch that beckons them to sit outside and relax with a cup of coffee – or eggnog! – and a beautiful yard that’s worth gazing at.
Let them in on the household secrets
If you truly want your relatives to feel at home in your house in DC Ranch, there are a few helpful hints you should tell them. You can start by letting them know the Wi-Fi password and how to navigate your TV. If you have three remote controls – each of which has a different task – tell your guests how to use them, or better yet, label each remote with what it does! Be sure to let them in on the more practical household secrets, too, like where the extra toilet paper, towels, and blankets are.
If you follow these tips during their holiday stay, you might find that your guests don’t want to leave your DC Ranch home after experiencing Christmas in Phoenix. At that point, you can give them the contact information for The Matheson Team to help them find their own home in Scottsdale!
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