Hosting Overnight Guests: From Organizing Your Way

Hosting Overnight Guests: From Organizing Your Way

Lindsey Roberts
Nov 13, 2009

Mid-Atlantic resident Mandi Ehman will help you organize every part of your home and life with her blog, Organizing Your Way. There are some great seasonal tips on her blog right now, including planning a Thanksgiving cooking schedule and planning Christmas decorations. Today's post is about hosting overnight guests...

Her tips for hosting overnight guests include:

• Have the right number of extra towels and washcloths
• Clean linens beforehand
• Put together a basket of your guests' favorite snacks
• Have a basket of extra toiletries in the bathroom
• Make closet or dresser space available
• Most important is not to stress so much that you don't enjoy yourself

More Seasonal Strategies From Organizing Your Way:
Preparing for Thanksgiving: Creating a Cooking Schedule
Organizing Your Way to a Simple Christmas
Organizing Christmas Decorations: A Step-by-Step Plan
You can find a lot more tips for the season from Organizing You Way, and tips for after the holidays, including organizing your bathroom, kitchen, pantry, as well as organizing your papers, tax information, etc.

Here's an outtake from Mandi's mission: "Each of us have different priorities, preferences, lifestyles and needs. The fact that I don't have a junk drawer may seem totally ridiculous to you, and the fact that you toss your socks into your drawer without pairing them may seem ridiculous to the next person. But the goal here at Organizing Your Way is never to make you feel like you need to meet some unwritten rule or standard of Organizing 101.

If you're frustrated by your current system, then yeah, let's tackle it and find one that works better for you. But if letting the laundry pile up and then tackling it all in one day is working for your family, stop feeling guilty and embrace your system!"

(Image: Organizing Your Way)

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