Weâ€™ve all stayed in that home of a friend or family member, who just hasnâ€™t quite hit all of the consideration points when it comes to hosting guests. Anacortes is a popular summer destination and guests and family often visit your home in Anacortes during this time.
When preparing a guest room for any number of people staying for any length of time just think; how would I want to be treated? What would make me uncomfortable in someone elseâ€™s home? Guest rooms do not need to be extravagant or even costly, however a little bit of thoughtfulness can go a long way when guests consider whether or not they would stay with you when visiting Anacortes.
Keep it Clean
First and foremost, keep your home clean! Guests donâ€™t need to be able to smell fresh furniture polish when they walk in, but cleaning up after children and pets is a must. Homes are made to be lived in and it isnâ€™t necessary to make it look like a magazine photo, however toys and pet hair shouldnâ€™t be inhibiting seating, dining, or sleeping areas. Dirty dishes need to be taken care of, and obvious stains or spills need to be cleaned up. One should not leave guests wondering how long that spaghetti sauce has been drying on the counter or whether or not a pillow case is freshly used from a childâ€™s room.
Donâ€™t Let Them Get Hungry
Preparing gourmet dinners is often not a top priority when hosting guests, and while it really doesnâ€™t need to be, try sticking to conventional meal times when able. 7:00 shouldnâ€™t be rolling around without any mention of dinner, and guests arenâ€™t likely to bring it up if they feel it would be an inconvenience. In the event that you are not up for cooking for everyone, check with guests ahead of time to see if they might like to eat out.
Donâ€™t Under-do the Bed Coverings
Temperature is a fickle thing to accommodate. Everyone sleeps differently and unfortunately we canâ€™t special-order mattresses each time we have guests in town. We can, however, do our best to make sure the bed, pull-out, futon- whatever- is able to be diversified. No matter what time of year, leave an extra blanket and extra pillow on the bed and put a fan in the room.
It isnâ€™t always possible to have a separate guest room, and thatâ€™s okay! Even if your guests will be sleeping on the couch, you can take steps to make sure they are awarded some amount of privacy. Offer them an area to store their belongings (i.e. behind a couch, in a specific corner, or even in a trunk or bin of some sort), and make sure pets and children arenâ€™t going near them.
If you love to entertain family and friends but don’t have enough “room” to do so, maybe it is time to upgrade to a bigger home. If you feel like you need a newÂ home in Anacortes, email or give us a call! We can help evaluate your situation and guide you during the process of finding a home to buy in Anacortes. Need to sell your home first? No problem! We can give you a personalized market analysis of your home and let you know what the value of your home is in the current Anacortes real estate market.