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How to be the Best Host

The holidays are fast approaching, and that means guests! If you're hosting friends or family this year, you want to make sure they have the best possible experience while they're in your home. Follow these simple tips, and you'll be the best host in town!

Get the Temperature Right

One of the most important things you can do as a host is to make sure your home is a comfortable temperature. We've all stayed with a friend who either kept their home at an absurdly warm temperature or a chillingly cold one. It's unforgettable and leaves them to decide whether it's worth sneakily bumping the thermostat up. Instead, set the temp to something reasonable, given the conditions outside.

Like being too hot or too cold, so adjust your thermostat accordingly. It's also a good idea to set out cozy blankets for your guests in case they get chilly.

Anticipate Your Guests' Needs

Another important thing to do is anticipate your guests' needs. If you have young children or elderly relatives visiting, ensure you have enough supplies (diapers, formula, etc.). Here are a few of our favorite tips:

  • Leave extra towels in the bathroom

  • Make extra toilet paper accessible

  • Add a trash can to the bathrooms

  • Have feminine products available

  • Leave some Tylenol out

The little things go a long way in making your guests feel welcome and comfortable.

Make Them Feel at Home

Finally, one last tip for being the best host is to make their stay feel festive, especially during the holidays! Go the extra mile with your holiday decor, light a festive candle, hang extra lights, swap the pillows on the couch, etc.!

By following these simple tips, you'll be well on your way to becoming the best holiday host around! Your friends and family will appreciate your thoughtfulness and attention to detail, and they'll be looking forward to coming back next year. Happy hosting!