A friend you haven’t seen in years is coming to town and wants to get together. Instead of allowing your friend to stay at a hotel, you immediately offer the spare room at Cinnamon Apartments in Hayward, CA. Now that the offer is accepted, it’s time to get ready for your weekend guest. Here are some tips that will help.
Spruce Up the Room
You keep a tidy apartment anyway so there will not be any deep cleaning to do. Even so, it never hurts to make sure everything is fresh and ready for your guest. Dust and vacuum the spare room and dress the bed with fresh linens. It won’t hurt to run by a local flower shop in Hayward and pick up some flowers. Arrange them in a vase and place them on one of the night stands. Your guest will appreciate the extra touch.
Clean Out the Closet
Even if the visit is only for a couple of days, you want your guest to feel at home. Make sure there is plenty of space in the closet for any clothing that needs to hang. Remember to empty a couple of dresser drawers so your guest doesn’t have to live out of a suitcase. Don’t forget to ensure there is an empty shelf or clear space on the closet floor for the luggage.
Clean the Bathroom
Like the spare bedroom, the bathroom may need some attention. Scrub the tub and tile and make sure the floor is clean. Go over all the fixtures and make sure they shine. Remember to give the toilet some attention. The result will be a space that is clean and inviting.
Stock Up on the Goodies
You remember some of your friend’s favorite snacks and beverages. Before the guest arrives, make a run to a local supermarket and pick up at least a few of those favorites. While the plan may be to eat out a couple of meals, it never hurts to have things on hand that you know your friend will enjoy. If the two of you decide to stay in and watch old movies, knowing there is plenty of popcorn, nuts, and beer on hand will make the evening all the better.
Make a List of Things to Do
Now is the time to think about what is happening around town for the weekend and make a list of any events that might interest your guest. Keep things simple and remember there is no need to cram every waking moment with activities. Your list is merely suggestions of things to do that the two of you can consider and choose if the mood strikes.
Remember that the weekend should be a time to catch up, relax, and enjoy spending time together. After you have your Cinnamon Apartments home in shape and have taken care of the food and possible activities, sit down and relax. Both of you will end up enjoying the weekend and feel refreshed by the time your friend has to leave on Monday morning.