Whether it’s Christmas, Diwali, Durga Puja, or any other exciting time of the year, we all love a good party – a chance to get together with our family, friends, and neighbours and really celebrate. If you’re feeling generous, you may even offer to host one of these big events in your home; but do you know how to be a good host for house guests?
Some people believe that being a good host is all about making sure your guests have a great time – a time they’ll never forget. While this is a huge part of hosting an event, to be a good host you also need to focus on keeping your home looking good, and also provide a safe, clean, and healthy environment in which to celebrate. Part of keeping your friends happy is ensuring that they are comfortable in your home, after all. These tips on being a good host will help you maintain a clean, cheerful party environment, and will reduce the amount of tidying up you’ll need to do once all your guests have gone home.
3 Tips for Being a Good Host
- Make It Easy for Guests to Stay Tidy
Want to know how to be a good host in your home? The number one rule is to make it easy for guests to look after themselves, and to be independent. While you may think that, as the host, you should be waiting on your guests hand and foot, this will just wear you out – and a tired host is poor company! Make sure that you place small bins around your home so that your guests always have somewhere to put their rubbish and waste, provide adequate storage in guest bedrooms so that guests can keep their own areas clean and tidy, and show your guests where all the facilities are early on. Include the washing machine and other appliances in your tour if they are staying for a long time and might prefer to do their own laundry. You want your guests to feel at home, to feel comfortable, and to treat your home as they would their own.
- Give a Quick Tidy Each Morning
When you’ve got guests staying over, the last thing you want to do is spend hours cleaning! It’s considered rude to ignore your guests for so long, and if you haven’t seen your friends and family in a while, then you’ll want to be socialising and having fun – not cleaning up. However, if you ignore the household chores, you’ll not only have a messy home, but you’ll be left with lots to do when your guests leave. One of the best tips for being a good host is to keep on top of the chores. It takes no time at all to give a quick clean each morning when you wake up – simply vacuum the carpets to remove dust, wipe down the kitchen surfaces with a cleaning product to remove germs and bacteria, and make sure you stay up-to-date with washing the dishes. You can even clean the shower while you’re using it to save time!