Keeping your home fresh and tidy can seem like a never ending task. You do not know whom might drop by unexpectedly, plus it is nice for you to have a fresh environment. It really is not very hard if you have a “tidy as you go” attitude. Have a place for everything and freshening up and tidying as you go about your daily activities. If you have stairs keep a basket at the bottom to place items you want to go upstairs, then all you have to do is carry it with you on your next trip upstairs. Save major cleaning for when it is needed. Add fresh flowers and keep a natural non-aerosol spray bottle of air freshener handy. This way if you get unexpected guests you can do a quick spray to freshen up the air and give a delightful scent to your surroundings.
Keeping Your Home Fresh and Tidy for Guests
It is always nice to have company but you do not need to fret and exhaust yourself preparing. Here are some things you can do to preserve a hospitable and comfortable setting for guests.
- Coffee Station: Perhaps it is just your neighbor coming in for a cup of coffee. It is really nice to have a designated coffee area for guests. Your pantry, if you have one, can serve as the perfect coffee station. Keep cookies and tea cakes on hand as an added bonus. This is where you will also keep a variety of herbal teas.
- Fresh Fruit Center Piece: It is always nice to have a bowl of fruit for a quick refresher sitting where the guest feels comfortable. This can be at the dining room table or on the cock tail table. Keep fresh fruit available at all times. This fits with the fresh flowers category. They are both refreshing.
- Beverages and Healthy Snacks: Keep some soft drinks and bottled water on hand to offer your casual guests. Granola bars and other healthy snacks are nice also.
- Guest Bathroom: Your unexpected visitor might want to use your bathroom. If you are fortunate you will have two bathrooms, or maybe a bath and a half. Always keep the half bathroom fresh and tidy. Keep a fresh hand towel readily available, and any other toileting products you feel one would need, such as a box of tissues and anti-bacterial hand soap. This also comes in a herbal form with out added chemicals. Make sure tissue paper is kept stocked.
You Never Know when You Will Get Unexpected Guests
Keeping you home fresh and tidy is actually not very difficult. Have a system for everything, including the trash. Do a quick tidy up job before you go to bed at night to your living room, putting throw pillows back on couch and stuff like that, so you can wake up to a fresh new day. Keeping your home fresh and tidy becomes automated after awhile and you will be amazed at how easy it is.