Create a Guest Basket

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

Create a ‘guest basket’ for visitors who are staying with you over the holidays.   Include necessities and special items like:

  • Nibbles
  • Soap
  • Sunscreen
  • Tissues
  • Magazine
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Hand cream
  • Notepad and pen
  • Extra roll of toilet paper, just in case they run out they know where to find some quickly.

All our family and friends live locally so we rarely have overnight visitors.  However we do have one interstate family member that we welcome with open arms each year.  As we don’t have a spare bedroom I set up one of the girls rooms for her. The girls enjoy bunking together for a few days, great bonding time.  I prepare the room by taking out the doll’s house, removing a few teddies from on top of the chest of drawers, tidy the bedside table and change the linens on the bed from a pretty fairies doona and butterfly sheets to plain coloured sheets and a floral quilt. I like to add a few nibbles in case they are hungry and don’t feel comfortable asking for food.

To make our guest comfortable I like to leave a little basket of goodies on the bedside table.  Firstly I clear the bedside table.

Create a guest basket, I decorated the basket with some Christmas ribbon and a tag, in the spirit of Christmas of course

I included a few goodies, cherry ripe, jelly beans, sunscreen as we have had some hot weather and don’t want her to get sunburnt

I have temporarily repurposed a basket from my daughters top drawer of her bedside table, it helps her organise all her precious items and favourite books.  As you know I like to be organised and having a little basket in the top drawer makes it easier to keep tidy and find things faster when needed.

What special little things do you do for your guests?

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