Summer and vacation season are underway. With the kids home from school and family and friends anxious to visit, you can expect the stress of getting your home ready to be in full swing. Here are a few helpful tips that will make you a successful host and give your guests a warm welcome.

Create a comfort zone

No matter what size the room, the one thing you can never compromise on is comfort. A few hospitable touches will make it feel welcoming to your guests. Make sure you’re stocked with the essentials, clean sheets and a choice of firm or fluffy pillows — then add a few extras like bottled water and specialty chocolates to take it to the next level. For a final touch, display any photographs you may have of you and your guests to bring back fun memories.


Remember that bathroom comfort is just as important as the bedroom. In addition to providing any toiletries guests may need, make sure they have plenty of fresh towels. Try following the three towel rule; leave one large towel for showering, one hand towel and a washcloth in the guest room for each person. If visitors will be sharing a bathroom with other members of your family, be sure to properly plan for the morning rush so guests don’t feel as if they are intruding on your daily routines.


Freshen up

Take the time to make sure your home is ready for visitors and conduct a thorough pre-cleaning. Pay special attention to the kitchen, entryways and other high-traffic areas to ensure you can spend more time playing hostess, rather than housekeeper.

Once you are expecting guests, one of the most important rooms to clean is the bathroom.


On an unprotected surface, bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes. To ensure your bathroom’s visual cleanliness, a new faucet can make all the difference. The new Moen Ashville two-handle bathroom faucet featuring Microban antimicrobial protection will help guard against stainand odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew. Microban technology is built-in to the faucet finish, so it works continuously, even between cleanings. In addition, the Ashville bathroom faucet comes in Moen’s Spot ResistBrushed Nickel finish to resist fingerprints and water spots — helping to make cleaning for guests less of a burden.

With a few extra steps you will lessen the stress of having guests and welcome the good times. For more information about Moen products, visit

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.