The following is a guest post from regular contributor, Yuni at Love Your Abode.
Recently, I gave my guest room a big makeover. You have to see the before photo to really appreciate the full transformation. Since the makeover, we’ve already housed a handful of guests. For the final touch, I wanted to put together an organized space with some basic essentials that our guests may need and use. I think this little gesture can go a long way in welcoming your friends and family into your home. Even if you don’t have a separate space for your guests, providing a little welcome basket can go a long way in showing hospitality.
Here are some things I put together for our guests. For our guest room, we have a couple sets of gray towels. Our family uses white towels and this is an easy method to keeping them separate. The guest towels are always fresher since they’re used less often. I also threw in a soft throw blanket and some magazines.
I placed water bottles, snacks, gum, lotion, Kleenex and some lip balm. You never know when they need a late night snack. It’s also a good idea to put an extra toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. Since the bathroom is across from the bathroom, I make sure it’s stocked with enough soap, shampoo and conditioner.
I added a frame in the room to share our WiFi information. This makes it super convenient for guests and it doubles as decor.
This bar cart was being used in another room and I decided to bring it in here to organize and group these essentials. Flowers cut from the backyard add yet another touch to welcoming our guests.
I combined the guest towels, blanket, and an extra pillow in a basket tote.
Pretty and inviting!
Now, it doesn’t have to be fancy at all. You could place all of these items in a simple basket or container.
Everything fit nicely into this wooden crate. I like that the glass container helps group the smaller items and organized in the larger crate. I’m thinking of leaving this on the chair in the bedroom to welcome our future guests. Do you create a welcome basket for your guests? What other items do you like to provide?
Yuni is married to her high school sweetheart and is a stay at home mom to three precious miracles. She is passionate about Jesus and loves creating a home with purpose. You can find her at Love Your Abode where she shares her love for DIY, organizing, cooking, and interior design. She loves gathering, feeding, and celebrating people.
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