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Do You Have Everything You Need for Overnight Guests? [Checklist]

by Ann Ferguson

If you're reading this, chances are, you want to ensure that, at any point during which you expect to receive guests, they have a memorable experience at your place. But of course, preparing for other people’s comfort can be a daunting task. To help alleviate any stress, here is a checklist you ought to have in place to give your guests a comfortable and memorable experience!

Pillows and Bedding

big comfortable double bed in elegant classic bedroom at home

Since they will be spending the night at your place, you want to ensure your guests sleep in comfy splendor. Have plenty of pillows on hand so that they can choose how many they want to use and which ones will be most comfortable for them. We recommend having an extra throw blanket at the end of the bed in case they get the nighttime chills. You also can’t go wrong with extra linens – you never know when spills and messy accidents will strike.

Nightstand Essentials

closeup of lamp on nightstand next to bed

Your guests may or may not be used to the new space; therefore, having adequate lighting will help them navigate the room with confidence. Set up a lamp or two in the room — you may opt for one on your nightstand and a floor lamp for the corner furthest from the bed. If you’re vying for the “host with the most” title, we recommend installing a surge protector near the bed and including a USB wall charger and cable for your guests to charge their phones. You get bonus points if you invest in a rapid USB charger set.

Privacy and Good Ventilation

young woman sitting in front of fan in her bedroom and enjoying fresh air

Furnish your guest bedroom with curtains and blinds so that your guests feel safe and secure. Also, a fan (or a working air conditioner) will allow them to control the room’s temperature on their own.

Towels and Washcloths

woman folding clean towels and clothes in bedroom

To avoid uncomfortable situations, ensure you have high-quality hand and body towels your guests can access with ease. You can leave them close to areas where they may unpack their luggage, including the dresser or near the foot of the bed.


basket with bathroom accessories

As much as you are able to afford, provide your guests with nice toiletries! Toiletries like lotion, shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, soap, toothpaste, tissues, and hygienic wipes should ideally be available whenever they need them. Your guests may have forgotten one or two items (hey, it happens) or they possibly didn't have room in their overnight bag to pack them, so having extra toiletries at home can help them feel at ease — and at home. Along with this nifty basket of items, don’t forget to deep clean the guest bathroom’s toilet, shower, and sink. It might be nice to rid the spare bathroom of any personal items, too.

Call or Visit Us!

As you re-assess the state of your guestroom, we implore you to check out the comfort level of your mattress. Check out what our impressive selection of name-brand mattresses can do for you! If you have any questions, reach out to our experts. We are always happy to help.