Monday, October 17, 2022

How To Make Your Guests Feel Welcome In Your Home

It sometimes feels as though some people are just born hosts. They know just what to do to keep their party guests entertained, and it comes effortlessly to them. Others don’t seem to have this skill, and if you’re one of these people, you might be wondering just how to make your next event – or even the next time you have friends over to visit – better. Everyone wants their guests to have a good time, and with that in mind, here are some things for you to try to ensure they feel welcome in your home. 


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Greet Them At The Door

It's very important to greet guests as soon as they walk in the door if you want them to feel welcome. Don't let them wait outside the door, ringing the bell and wondering if you're even home because you're busy with laundry, vacuuming, the dishes, etc. Watch for them to pull up when you know they're coming so you can meet them at the door and not make them wait outside. Allow them to ring the doorbell, but make sure you're not too far away so they don't feel awkward or forgotten waiting outside your door for too long.

Give Them Somewhere To Sleep

Not all guests will want or need to stay over, but some will, especially if they come from further away, they’re with you for a few days, or they want to have an alcoholic drink in your home. And sometimes even those who didn’t intend to stay might be persuaded to if they feel tired and don’t want to drive home. 

Whatever the reason, it’s wise to assume your guests will stay. In that way, you’ll have everything ready for them, including spare toiletries, a clean towel, and somewhere for them to sleep. This could be a pull-out sofa, or it might be an entire guest bedroom. If it’s the latter, make sure you invest in a good mattress like one of these:

Share The Wi-Fi

No one wants to bother their host or hostess to find out the password for the Wi-Fi. But having this information is more important now because people want to stay in touch no matter where they are. Put a cute sign in the guest room that tells people this information and saves them from having to look it up. When guests don't have to ask for this information, it makes them feel more comfortable staying with family or friends.

Have Food Ready 

People often get hungry when they travel. Have a meal ready for them when they get there, or make some appetizers that you can put out right away. They'll be glad to have something to eat, but they won't feel like they have to sit down and eat right away if they want to clean up first. Know your guests and what they like to eat so you can decide if a meal or appetizer is better.

These are just a few of the many things you can do when people come to visit to make them feel like they're absolutely welcome. Try them out when your next guests are coming over and see what they think. When they see how friendly you are, they might not want to leave.

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