Tips to Prepare Your Home For House Guests

Preparing your home for house guests doesn’t have to be hard, regardless of how “boujee” your guests are. 

You don’t need a checklist for house guests or anything like that, just do what you’d normally do and make sure you don’t forget the tips that I’m sharing below. 

Tips to Prepare Your Home For House Guests

Make sure you have enough linens

The first thing you want to do is make sure you have enough linens – especially if you don’t host house guests a lot. 

Guests aren’t going to be bringing their own towels, washcloths, blankets, etc. Therefore, it’s important to make sure you have enough available for everyone to use. 

The last thing you want is to have your house guests put off freshening up after a long trip because all of your towels are in the wash or you have to run out and purchase some. 

Stock up the guest bathroom

If you’re like me, you probably hardly ever go into the guest bathroom. This is fine, however, it’s important to make sure that it’s fully stocked before your guests arrive.

For additional tips check out my guide for creating a guest bathroom that guests will feel comfortable in

Make sure you have lots of hand soap, hand sanitizer, hand towels, air freshener, and toilet paper stocked in there.

Read Also: Cool Bathroom Accessories

Check your laundry room

Even if your house guests are only staying for a night or two it’s important to make sure that the laundry room is also stocked up with supplies and that both the washer and dryer are available for their use.

One drink too many could result in a spilled glass of wine, which requires immediate attention to avoid a stain. 

Make sure your laundry room is ready for whatever accidents may occur by having the proper laundry essentials on hand already. 

Deep clean appliances

Understandably, appliances aren’t cleaned weekly, but when guests are coming over you want to make sure that you remember to give them a good clean. 

Items such as the coffee maker, fridge, freezer, etc, should be cleaned before guests arrive to give off a tidy appearance. 

Obviously, the house guests coming to your home are within your inner circle and are people you know, but trust me, they are quietly judging how clean your home is and appliances tend to be the things that are forgotten during house guests’ clean-up prep.

Have an assortment of beverages available

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Don’t leave your house guests with only water as their beverage choice. 

Instead, add in an assortment of beverages so everyone is sure to find something that they enjoy. 

If you have wine drinkers that will be staying consider California Wine Club. I recommend them because it allows wine drinkers to experience new wines while also providing them with an experience that they will remember. 

If you’re hosting guests that don’t drink, you could always go with an alternative such as HOP WTR – you can find a recent review here. There is a whole range of hop-infused sparkling waters to choose from! 

These tips will help get your home ready for house guests

There are other things to do to prepare your home for house guests, however, these tips are often forgotten.

The most important thing to remember is to not stress yourself out about preparing to host and look forward to creating memories with your loved ones.

Tips to Prepare Your Home For House Guests


  1. Eric Gamble says:

    These are great tips for getting your home ready for when guests or family stay with you. Since we are about to have our first baby, Darcee’s parents are coming for 3 MONTHS!!! EEK! Now luckily they are staying in a short term rental a few minutes away. But I am still going stock up on toiletries, more drink options, and even extra linens (if I can fit them around the millions of diapers!)

  2. These are great tips, I’ll definitely keep these in mind for later. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love this idea. Having everything on hand is a plus. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  4. I try to remember to deep clean appliances once a month or so, but life gets in the way sometimes. The coffee pot is in need of a deep cleaning now.

  5. Melissa Cushing says:

    Loving this and have to stay I love prepping for guests 🙂 There is nothing better than a fun house and lots of memories and laughs to be had 😉

  6. Melissa Cushing says:

    I ahve a guest c moving tomorrow and am so excited to see my sister 😉 Great tips here for sure and running out today to get her favorite snacks 😉

  7. These are perfect ideas for holiday preparation. I am all about deep cleaning the whole kitchen before having guests!

  8. Such a great post with amazing tips! I am loving these ideas, thanks for sharing


    These are great tips. It’s important to be well prepared when having people stay.

  10. Ashley Thompson says:

    We have my mother coming to stay with us for a week for the holidays and I always worry that I’m going to forget something to make her feel comfortable and welcome. Thanks for the checklist to make sure I don’t forget anything!

  11. Alita Pacio says:

    These tips are so helpful. We have lots of guests coming for the holidays. I will make my home ready for them with these tips

  12. Tasheena says:

    I really enjoyed this post, these are really helpful tips.

  13. Melissa says:

    These are great tips for hosting house guests for the holidays! Thanks for the ideas.

  14. Tara Pittman says:

    I like these ideas. Having a lot of different drink choices is always a good thing.

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