Welcome to the official kick-off of the holiday season. Despite the desire of department stores and television commercials to start the Christmas season in August, most people hold that the traditional kickoff is really the Thanksgiving Day weekend. This means if you’re willing, ready and able you could be opening up your home to friends and family visiting from out of town. At the very least, you could have some of those college bound kids returning home and bringing their new dorm-mate with them. The big issue becomes will you be ready? Put aside the menu for Thanksgiving and consider what you have to do to make your overnight guests feel welcomed. It all comes down to the little touches.
Top of the list is making sure they’ve got a comfortable place to sleep. If you’ve got a designated guest room then make sure you swap out the sheets for clean linen. Even if nobody has slept in there since the last holiday, you’ll want to freshen things up a bit. Also, put out some magazines or books you might think they would want to pick up and glance over. Even if you don’t have a spare room you can designate an area for your guest whether that’s in a kid’s room or downstairs sofa or air mattress. The goal is to give them a space they can call their own. If you’re guests are brining young ones who might be “explorers” you’ll want to do a child-proof run through of your home. Put away all those keepsakes that might end up in the wrong hands.
You should have some extra bathroom supplies on hand as well such as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Get a little basket and make it like a hotel room. That will definitely put a smile on your guest’s face.
Depending on how long your guests are planning on staying you might want to clear out some space in the closet or dresser for them. You could also get a small folding luggage rack to put in the corner of the room which makes living out of a suitcase for the weekend a lot easier. If you’re going to clean out the closet, you should also be looking towards getting rid of all the clutter in your home. This is where reaching out to the Junk King Sarasota can be a big help. Junk King can be your perfect holiday prep partner.
With a call to Junk King you can arrange for the removal of all your bulky and unwanted items that you can’t throw out in a single garbage can. They could help you clear out the guest room if it has become your “storage locker.” Junk King Sarasota will take away all your stuff in a single trip and in just under an hour or so. That gives you plenty of time to spruce things up and be ready to welcome your holiday guests. Next holiday, you get to do the traveling!