Hosts who are expecting house guests will take the time to prepare the guest bedroom in time for their guests’ arrival. However, what can you do to prepare the guest bedroom for a guest at short notice?
It is easy to panic and lose sight of what needs to be done when you have just been informed by your sister that she will be in town before the end of the day and that she needs somewhere to stay for a few days. Panicking will not help, so start off by taking a few deep breaths and looking at the clock. What time is it? When will your guest be here? Once you have a basic time frame of when your last minute guest will be arriving, you can work to get the guest bedroom ready in time for their arrival.
Make a List of the Basics
Last minute guests that arrive at short notice often cause a lot of unnecessary stress to their hosts, but there are ways to overcome the challenges of accommodating last minute guests. Make a list of the basics that need to be done (even a mental list will work) to prepare the guest bedroom such as dusting, making the bed and providing clean towels.
If your guest will be arriving within an hour, you will not have time to launder fresh sheets. Use clean, spare sheets and quickly make up the bed, followed by airing the room. Open the windows. Even a short burst of fresh air will work wonders to freshen up a musty room that is not used that much.
Preparing for last minute guests who arrive at short notice can be stressful. But giving in to panic will not help. Take a few deep breaths and assess the situation. How much time do you have until your last minute guest arrives? Once you have a basic time frame to work from, make a list of the basics that need to be done and work to give the guest bedroom a quick clean. Air the room by opening the window and lay down fresh towels for your guest to use during their visit.