How do I make sure my Orlando apartment is guest-friendly?

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Some residents looking for Orlando apartments may be moving farther away from family and friends, which means having a guest-friendly apartment could be a high priority. While certain apartment layouts, like 2 or 3 bedroom apartments, can be a better fit for frequent visitors, there are other steps residents can take to ensure their guests have a comfortable and pleasant stay.

I would like to have a room just for guests in my apartment. What are some tips for a good guest room?

If you choose Orlando apartments with an extra bedroom, this is one of the best approaches to having a guest-friendly apartment. Since this room will be used for guests only, you won't have to worry about shifting and rearranging everything each time a guest comes to visit. In one bedroom apartments, you can follow the guidelines below to make sure your guests are as comfortable as possible (even if they are spending the weekend on an air mattress in the living room). Below are a few ways to create the perfect guest setup in Orlando apartments.

  • Toiletries: Ideally, the perfect guest bedroom would have an adjoining bathroom for private and easy access. At a minimum, stock the bathroom with basic items such as toilet paper, wash clothes, soap, towels and a trash can. Adding shampoo, conditioner and body wash is a common practice and will make your guests feel comfortable if they forget to bring their own. You can also add fancier items, such as candles and flowers.
  • Bed: Providing your guest with a good night's sleep is important if you want to be a good host. Ensure that sheets and pillow cases are recently washed, rather than collecting dust from sitting around without use. Add a few different pillows with varying firmness so that guests can choose their preferred type – uncomfortable pillows can quickly lead to a restless night!
  • Extras: Including extra items in your guest room is a good way to show guests you care about their comfort and experience in your home. This includes lighting, water, alarm clocks and even thoughtful items specific to your guest. For some more ideas on items to keep in your guest room, check out this Tidbits & Twine article on preparing your home for guests.

How do I prepare the rest of my Orlando apartment for guests?

While setting up your guest room is important, you should also prepare the rest of your home for visitors. Some extra cleanup on top of your regular cleaning schedule is a good place to start. For residents in pet-friendly apartments, make sure to clean up any pet messes, including fresh litter boxes.

It is a nice gesture to ask your guest their food and drink preferences before they arrive. This is particular important if guests have specific dietary requirements or restrictions. They may be used to bringing their own food items, but it can be a nice surprise to provide some of your own. If you don't have this information, you can still take a quick trip to the grocery store to stock the fridge and pantry with extra items.

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