Will you be having your first sleepover guest soon and you don’t know what to do to make their stay comfortable? Well, you’re not alone. Almost everyone has struggled preparing for their first sleepover guest.
But, the best thing you can do is to get your bedroom ready. With a little creativity and work, any bedroom in your house can be a perfect setting for a great sleepover, providing your guest with an experience that they will never forget.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when preparing your room for your first sleepover guest:
1. Give The Sleeping Space A Test Run
If you want to ensure that your guest will have a comfortable stay during their sleepover, one of the things you should do is to test out your room’s comfort level. This way, you’ll know if you need to add extra night light or implement other design tricks. If the temperature of your room is cold, don’t forget to have an extra blanket in case your guest would need more warmth.
It is also important to consider that there are people who prefer firm pillows, while some want the soft ones. So, make sure that you offer your guest with several options.
2. Clean The Room
You can do so by vacuuming your room’s floor, getting rid of all the junk, and dusting pieces of furniture. Use storage boxes to keep some of your less important stuff, then place them in a corner. Make sure that your bedroom is well-cleaned and organized to improve the experience of your guest.
If the bedroom you are using is a personal room and not a guest room, it’s okay not to get rid of your personal possessions. Just organize them properly and throw away the things that cause mess in your room. Once you are done with the tidying up, the next thing you should do is to spray a mild scent in your room to make it more refreshing.
Having an extra space for your guest’s belongings is also important. You can use your extra cabinets or you can remove some of your things first to accommodate the stuff your guest will be bringing.
3. Prepare All Bathroom Essentials
The presence of toiletries, including razors, hair dryer, sealed toothbrushes, shampoo, and conditioner, in the bathroom will bring relief to your sleepover guest. Make them feel like staying in a hotel by providing them all bathroom essentials they might need.
Furthermore, have some towels ready. You may provide small and big ones, depending on the available towels you have at home. There are some people who prefer using small towels for their hands and face. Providing a bathrobe is also a plus. But, if you don’t have an extra bathrobe, a large towel should be fine. Just make sure that they are all clean and free of any stain.
4. Provide Fresh Bedding And Extra Pillows
You should have enough pillows and other bedroom accessories to offer your guest. To ensure that they get a good sleep, prepare a good mattress and extra pillows. If you are expecting several guests, try to squeeze in more beds. Never forget to use the newly cleaned beddings, so your guests would feel like they are truly welcome in your home.
Yes, sleepovers are more than sleep, and, most times, getting one is not even a priority as the whole night will be spent on chitchats, eating, and binge watching TV shows or movies. However, it’s still of the essence to prepare a nice and cozy bed that your guest can comfortably sit or lie on.
Blankets, sheets, and other bedroom stuff that your guest might need must be placed on top of the bed. You don’t want your guest to wake you up in the middle of the night just to ask for another blanket, right?
5. Provide Snacks
Leaving food items, especially ready-to-eat ones, in your bedroom is also a good idea since some people enjoy midnight snacking. You may place them inside a mini-fridge you got at home, or, if you don’t have one, just contain them in a particular storage area or put them on top of the bedside table. Just make sure to provide snack options for the reason that others have different dietary needs.
There are lots of bedroom tips you can implement when getting the bedroom ready for your very first sleepover guest. However, still, the most important thing to do is to make your guest feel comfortable throughout their stay by catering to their needs and welcoming them with open arms. With this, you can be assured that your guest will be happy with their stay that they won’t mind having another sleepover at your house the next time around!