Essentials for the Perfect Guest Bedroom

 
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Growing up my summers were spent in Muskoka at my grandparent’s cottage. Once they sold it we were fortunate enough that my aunt and uncle bought a place in Lake of Bays a few years later. Many of my friends also own summer homes, trailers, lakehouses, we travel using AirBnB, so to say I have spent my fair share of nights in guest rooms is an understatement.  In addition, we now own a home where the guests are lined up at the door to stay a night or two. 

There are 10 Must Haves for any Guest Bedroom to make life easy and ensure a comfortable stay in their home away from home. 

Mirror | This is an important one. When I wake up my hair is typically all over the place, sleep in my eyes, that whole disheveled look is on lockdown. A quick fix in a mirror before I walk out of the room is so appreciated and any host should appreciate it as well ;)

Fan | Not only are fans great for hot summer nights but also provide some white noise for those unfamiliar sounds. 

Extra Blankets | This definitely applies to guests here at our home because we like it freezing but realize many others do not. 

Empty Flat Surface | Critical! When guests arrive unpacking a few items is usually step 1 and they need a place to put their items. The top of a dresser is ideal but make sure it isn't cluttered with stuff.

Nightstands | I always have a glass of water, a book and my phone next to my bed at home and I travel with these items too. Having a place to put them when I am away is super important. 

Magazines or Books | Despite having lots of experience staying overnight at family and friends sometimes it still takes me a while to fall asleep so having a magazine to browse always helps. Especially when I forget mine. 

Hooks or Hangers | Wet towels, bathing suits need a home, and this is much better than on the floor! 

Easy access to an outlet | I feel so uncomfortable moving people's furniture around just to access an outlet. Keep this in mind when setting up the guest space. No access to an outlet? Maybe add a small extension cord so any rearranging isn't necessary. 

Garbage can | I don't think this needs explanation :)

Clock | I still get disoriented in the middle of the night, home or away, and having a clock to let me know the time helps bring me back to reality. Am I right?

There you have it!

If you have all 10 of these items in a guest room, they will never leave! 

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