4 Tiny Things You May Not Realise Your Guests NoticeMaintenance & Repair
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You've just moved in, you think your house looks stunning, and you're beyond excited for the housewarming happening this weekend. Or, you could be fond of hosting, constantly inviting family and friends over for large gatherings.
And having guests over to revel in the beauty of our homes make us feel like proud owners, but what do your guests really notice? We've gathered a list of five boxes guests are naturally ticking off in their heads, so read on if you're looking to impress.
1. The Scent
The moment guests enter they're going to get a whiff of the place, and you know first impressions are most important. When you prepare your home for a gathering, ensure there aren't any foul smells lingering, and swiftly eliminate them if there are any.
It's also a great habit to own scented candles or oil diffusers, allowing your place to constantly be doused in a pleasant and distinctive smell. Guests will be able to tell the difference, but just be careful not to choose a scent that's too overpowering, creating an adverse effect instead. Soothing options like lavender, or fresh linen scented candles ought to do the trick.
2. Replenished Toiletries
It's probably not the first thing that pops into your mind when prepping for a gathering, but just before your guests arrive make sure everything in your bathroom is in order. It's one of the subtler aspects to look out for but important nonetheless, because you wouldn't want to be caught in a situation where your guests are turned off by the lack of toiletries available.
Ensure there are adequate rolls of toilet paper within reach, especially if you're throwing a large scale party. Hand soaps are essential too, as well as a hand towel hanging by the side of your sink.
On top of all that, make sure your bathroom looks neat and is completely dry. At the end of the day you'll benefit because your guests will notice and appreciate these tiny details.
3. Pet Hair
If you keep pets a thorough sweep should be done before your guests arrive. Carpets should be vacuumed as well, ensuring no fur ends up latching onto it, which in turn makes your house look both messy and less hygenic.
If you know of a friend who tends to be sensitive to animal fur, double check that you've covered all corners before he or she comes over, just to be on the safe side. And if you're ever unsure, it's good practice to check with them beforehand, especially if your pet easily sheds quite a bit of fur.
4. Your Home's Lighting
You may like it dark and cozy, but when guests come for a visit, especially if it's their first time at your place, they usually prefer it bright. Ensure your common areas are brightly lit, especially if you have activities planned, such as dining together or having to move about.
However, if the purpose of the house visit involves activities such as movie marathons, adjust the lighting accordingly. Beautiful portable lamps or quirky night lights are great alternatives in this case, adding points to the overall aesthetics of your home.
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