As you prepare your home for your house guests, here are a few tips designed to help you make your holiday visitors feel more comfortable in your home.
One of the keys to making visitors feel comfortable in your home is a welcoming environment. You don’t have to go all out and clean up every tiny spot, but a little de-cluttering can make a huge difference.
Pick up shoes, coats, and other belongings from your front porch, entryway and living room. Your guests will feel less like they are infringing on your personal space and more welcome and comfortable.
It’s really difficult to discern odors in your own home because you are used to them. However, you can do a few things to make sure your home smells good (to you and your holiday house guests.)
These tasks will help remove the source of most home odors. However, occasionally there may be odors in your ducts or heating and cooling system. To eliminate these odors, you may need an air cleaner or other indoor air quality product.
If you ask 10 people for their ideal indoor temperature, you could get 10 different answers. And there’s nothing worse than being cold at night and having no way to get warm. It can be a long, sleepless night.
Supply your holiday guests with plenty of blankets to keep warm during the night and show them where additional blankets are kept.
In the same manner, keep your holiday guests comfortable by properly adjusting your programmable thermostat. If it is set to lower your home’s temperature while you are away, re-program it because your guests will still likely be home (and you don’t want them to be cold!)
Also, it may be a good idea to show them how to use the thermostat so they can adjust it themselves if your home becomes too cold or too warm for them.
Creating a comfortable and welcoming environment for your holiday house guests doesn’t have to be stressful or difficult. These four tips will help you make your Southern California home a pleasant retreat for your visitors.