10 Item Checklist to Prepare Your Home for Overnight Guests

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Expecting house guests soon? Don’t stress. I am a frequent house guest when I visit my family on the east coast and have hosted others in my home. I have compiled my ultimate checklist to prepare your home for overnight guests.

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1. Gather “things to do” for your house guests from local attractions, places of interest, shopping, and from their hobbies. If they exercise, offer a guest pass from your gym.  If you have coupons for local entertainment, save them for your guests. Do not feel like you have to accompany your guests on every excursion. Prior planning prevents misunderstandings. Let your house guests know when you are available to play tourist with them and those times when they will be on their own. You might want to give them a copy of the house key and alarm code so they can come and go easily. Be sure and give them your wifi code and password. If the grownups want a night out, arrange for a trusted babysitter.

2. A meal plan mapped out ahead of time can save money and frustration. Aim for “dollar-stretcher” meals, cook-once-and-use-twice meals. Use your slow cooker during the day so dinner is ready at night. Make some easy desserts ahead of time too. Show your guests where to find snacks and water so they don’t have to rummage around.

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