Hawaii is a popular travel destination, receiving nearly eight million visitors each year. When you live in this lush, tropical paradise, chances are that friends and family might want to visit you. When it’s time to prepare your guest room for occupation, keeping a few simple tips in mind can make this process easier and less stressful so you can put your energy into enjoying quality time spent with your guests.
Make the Bed
Whether you have a pullout couch or full-sized bed in your guest room, make sure you’ve got all the linens you’ll need well in advance. Although you may not use them often, having a full set of sheets dedicated for this purpose will really pay off. Clean, good-quality sheets that fit your guest bed properly and will make the entire room feel fresh and inviting. Always wash your guest sheets as soon as your guests leave so they’ll be clean and ready to pull out the next time you need them; this will also prevent the need to throw in a load of laundry while you’re preparing for company. You should also have at least one or two pillows designated for guests; providing your guests with fresh pillows will improve their comfort so they can get a good night’s sleep in between days of island excitement.
Every guest room needs at least one spot for storage, whether it is a closet, wardrobe, or chest of drawers. If you use your guest room to store your own belongings, make sure there is room for your guests to hang up or fold clothing for comfort and convenience. Even if your guests will only be staying a short while, a luggage stand can turn their suitcase into an easily-accessible storage solution. Nightstands—or side tables, if your second bed doubles as a couch—provide a base for lamps and a horizontal surface for reading materials, glasses, cell phones, and other small items when they are not in use.
Especially if your guests will be traveling a long way, providing some of the essentials in your guest room can help to lighten their load. Having items such as tissues, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, a hair dryer, an alarm clock, and pens and notepads on hand can make traveling easier for your guests. If you entertain the same guests often, ask which brands of toiletries they prefer for an even more personalized experience. When guests are not in attendance, you can store toiletries and other items in a small basket, box, or bin to keep them contained and ready to go the next time company comes to call.
At Kalaeloa Apartments, you’ll experience true island luxury with convenient access to Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Pearl Harbor, and more. We invite you to visit our website to find out more about our two-, three-, and four-bedroom apartment homes in Kapolei, as well as our community amenities, apartment features, and local neighborhood hotspots.