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#8 – TOILETRIES
Most people bring their own stuff to use in the bathroom etc… but things can easily be forgotten.
As such, I like to have a pot/jar in the guest bedroom filled with small toiletries** that they can help themselves to. You can get travel size toiletries** easily enough, so I would have a small stock of the following ready to go: –
- Shower gel
- Cotton buds
#9 – TOWELS
Again, guests may well bring their own towels, but always put out enough so that each guest has 1 large and 1 smaller towel to use.
#10 – STORAGE FOR CLOTHES
Ideally you will have some hooks and at least one empty drawer for your guests to hang/store their clothes so that they can unpack properly.
#11 – STORAGE FOR THEIR BAGS
Don’t make your guests have their bags in their way the whole time they are with you.
Suitcases are bulky – so try and have somewhere suitable that they can store their bags away.
Some ideas would be: –
- Under the bed
- By the side of a chest of drawers
- Inside a storage bed
- On top of a wardrobe
- Or even – out of the room completely (if the room is small then offer to take their bags and store elsewhere once they have unpacked)
#12 – MIRROR AND A SURFACE!
By this I mean an area that would work well as a dressing table.
It doesn’t have to be an actual dressing table – but could just be a mirror with a shelf below it, or a chest of drawers below – just somewhere that they can easily get themselves dressed and ready in the morning.
(Ideally the mirror would be near natural light as well)
#13 – HAIR DRYER
An added bonus if you can have a spare hair dryer in the room. This stops them having to ask for yours, or bring their own etc….
#14 – A GLASS
Most people like a glass of water by their bed – whether just to drink if they are thirsty, or to take medication etc… – so make this easy by having a glass ready and waiting!
#15 – CLOCK
Yes, most people have their mobile phones which tell the time – but it’s always good to have a clock in your guest bedroom so that they can easily check on the time if they wake up in the night, or wake early.
An extra help may be to have an alarm clock – just in case!
Basically – think of a really great hotel room and what they have in them – and make your guest room similar (although obviously a lot more homely!). You won’t go far wrong then!
Do you have all these guest bedroom essentials all ready to go? I’d love to know so please leave a comment below.
P.S If you want to know how to get your whole home guest ready, then why not CLICK HERE to read an article I wrote a while ago about just that…