Well, our family came! The guest room was ready for them.
We cleaned the room from top to bottom and decluttered EVERYTHING! We put our best linens on the bed. We followed the Setting Up a Guest Room list and were able to complete most of the items.
We had a desk with a guest book and a basket of goodies. Some things in the basket were practical things like face masks for riding around on the dusty roads, face wipes, and toiletries. Other things were just fun things like chocolate and chips.
We had fresh flowers in the room for them when they arrived.
A nice touch? Nicely folded bathroom towels. I found the instructions on Pinterest . Mine were not as fancy as theirs. Our quality of linens is not as good here.
A few extras that were not on the list... we made a welcome banner and a brochure. The brochure made our home sound like a vacation resort until you read it. We named our home The Golfutar Grand View Resort. It was funny! We listed off amenities just like a hotel would, only ours were slightly more creative. For example, the swimming pool open during the summer months was really just the huge puddle in our side yard created by monsoon rains! Our exercise facility? STAIRS! Our security guards? Our dogs! Our beautician giving out free facials was our dog who loves to lick faces! The family really got a good laugh out of it.
We put a Do Not Disturb sign on the door so they would have maximum privacy. When the sign was up, no one was even allowed to knock on the door.
We put a gift bag with coffee mugs in it on their bed. The mugs had the country flag on them. We had a phone ready for them to use while they were here if they needed it.
At the end of their stay, we asked them to give us any ideas on how to improve our guest room. They were able to give us a couple of ideas how we could tweak things a little, but overall they said it was wonderful. They could tell we had put a lot of effort into it. From the thank you card on the pillow to the scented candles to the space made for them in the wardrobe... every detail spoke of how happy we were to have them with us. It was worth every effort. THEY were worth every effort.
So, how is your guest room coming along? Have you made any improvements since the first post?