The summer months are upon us, and with that comes summer guests and entertaining! Having friends and family visit can be the highlight of your summer–especially when your home is properly prepared and ready for entertaining. Look around your backyard. Is it ready for cookouts and lazy summer days surrounded by family and friends? Share on X

Welcoming Guests This Summer

Entertaining guests this summer doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal or give you a headache. By getting your home ready for summer beforehand takes all the stress away from when people decide to pop in for a visit! Get your home prepared easily when you follow these top five tips.

1) Consider The First Impression

Think about what your guests will see when they first arrive, and clean it up! Make sure to tidy up your front porch and entry area so they feel welcomed and relaxed. You don’t have to have everything perfect, but maybe dust the cobwebs from the corner and sweep up a bit!

2) Set Up Your Guest Room

Of course, you want your guest to feel comfortable at night when they are sleeping. Put a little extra effort into making their guest room special. Make sure they have adequate lighting, enough pillows and blankets, and some music to help lull them to sleep. Make sure their room is tidy and free of dust and clutter. Also, give your guests plenty of privacy in the evenings and early mornings.

3) A Tidy Bathroom

Clean up and designate a bathroom just for your guests. Make sure to remove any personal belongings and leave them plenty of towels, toilet paper, a night light, new toothbrushes, and anything else they might need during their stay. Add a small bouquet of flowers to add a special touch, as well as a nice scent.

4) Update Your Outdoor Space

Summer guests mean summer-time outdoor fun! Get your backyard ready for outdoor entertaining with a comfortable outdoor seating area under your covered patio or pergola. Or, add an outdoor kitchen for the perfect summer cookouts.Make sure to have plenty of food ready to cook and grill up when guests get hungry. Add oversized pillows or your outdoor entertainment area for a comfortable escape and retreat for you and your guests to catch up and relax in.

5) Communication Is Key

The key to getting your home ready for summer guests is to communicate with them to see what they need. Check on any food allergies or menu requests. Inform your guests of what they should suspect when they arrive, the mornings and breakfast, and the rest of their time at your home. Find out how long they plan to stay with you and plan accordingly.

Preparing Your Home for Summer

You will want to give your whole house a quick clean up, but make sure to focus on the areas your guests will spend most their time, like the guest room, guest bathroom, outdoor kitchen and lounging space. Make sure to do what you can to make your guests feel at home.
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