How to Prepare Your House for Guests

Now that areas are starting to open back up, more and more people are finally heading back out to meet up with family and friends they have not seen in over a year. While we have been tucked away safely in our homes, we may have let things go at our homes. And we do not blame you. Who was coming over anyway to see? But now that you are inviting people over again, it is time to make sure you have everything lined up to ensure a good time for everyone. Check out this guide for pointers on how to prepare your home for guests.

Clean Floors

Clean floors are important anytime you have anyone come over. No one likes to step on debris, trash or other items that may be lingering on your floors. Before anyone comes over, make sure to pick up loose items, sweep or vacuum your floors and then mop or dry mop. For hard to remove stains, especially on carpet, you can call in a professional cleaning team to help you remove them. Our team of carpet cleaners have not only the skills but all the equipment to get the job done. For more information, give us a call today.

Create Space

Anytime you have guests come over, you need to have space for them and their belongings. You also do not want your home to be cluttered, or you may overwhelm them. Before they step a foot inside your home, clear out unnecessary items and set out additional seating. If your guests are spending the night, make sure to have the proper sleeping arrangements.

Refinish Wood Floors

Who likes scratches, stains, dents, gouges, scuffs or other damages on their hardwood floors? Even after deep cleaning your floors, these issues will stay. The only way to remove them is to sand the floors and refinish them. Refinishing your wood floors gives them extra protection and prolongs their life.

Have Enough Supplies

When adding people into your home, even for a short period, can rapidly decrease your supplies. From having enough food and beverages to making sure your restrooms have enough toilet paper, towels and soap, you have to make sure you have all these supplies ready to go. Luckily, if you run out, you do not have to leave your home because many delivery services like Instacart or Shipt will deliver home essentials within two hours.

Deep Clean

You want your guests to feel comfortable in your home. And one of the easiest ways to make them feel more at home is through a clean house. To help you on your cleaning journey, we have many different blogs to guide you, like hardwood floor cleaning tipsmold and mildew removal and a spring cleaning checklist. If you ever need help figuring out the best cleaning solutions for specific flooring or appliances, shoot us an email or give us a call. We can provide you a list of Valor-approved cleaning supplies.

Clear Your Exterior

Your house’s exterior is the first impression your home makes. A messy or damaged yard gives the impression that the homeowners do not take care of their home. And no one wants to walk into an unmaintained or unclean home. Instead, pick up lingering debris, trash, branches or leaves and place everything in its spot. If you need exterior repairs, pressure washing or painting, call your local team of contractors like Valor Home Services.

Provide Entertainment

Since you are hosting, you need to keep your guests entertained. Simple entertainment you can provide are snacks, beverages, music, games, movies or talking. Picking a theme for your get-together may also help you come up with the entertainment. For example, if you are having a game night, you can have a stack of card or board games at your disposal.

Having guests back at your house is an exciting step back into normalcy. By following the tips above, you can properly prepare your home for any future visitors. If you live in Belleville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville or the surrounding areas and need help with any of your flooring, refinishing, bathroom remodeling or handyman projects, give Valor Home Services a call today.