November is the special time of year where we all start baking, wearing festive cardigans, digging through storage to find holiday decorations, and, of course, preparing for family and friends to visit. The last part can get to be stressful, especially in small living spaces like top rated apartments. Ensure both you and your guests are happy and comfortable in your apartment this holiday season with these holiday hosting tips.
Make a Game Plan
Don’t leave any details until the last minute. Get all of their transportation information ahead of time to ensure there is someone to pick them up from the airport, bus, or train station. If your guests are driving, remember that most top rated apartments are in the heart of major cities. Remind your guests of peak traffic times that should be avoided. Lastly, make sure to ask your guests ahead of time if they have any dietary restrictions before you make your grocery list. This will save you money and any awkward moments where you serve a pot roast only to find out your cousin went vegan.
It seems to be a universal rule that when traveling at least one toiletry or important piece of clothing is forgotten at home. Keep travel-size shampoo, conditioner, and soap in the bathroom. Put out extra blankets in the guest and living rooms and place a few extras on the nightstand like an alarm clock, pen, paper, and maybe even some light reading. Anticipating your guests’ needs will go a long way to reduce your stress and make your friends and family feel right at home.
Check With Your Landlord
Many top rated apartments are owned and by landlords who care a great deal both about their residents and their property. It’s a good idea to check your lease to see what your landlord’s policy is when it comes to guests. Typically, it’s not necessary to notify your landlord of guests who stay less than two weeks. However, communication is always a good thing and it never hurts to be careful.
With just a little pre-planning and a few extras here and there, you and your guests will be all set for this upcoming holiday season. Enjoy!