It depends on whether they are just visiting for the evening, staying overnight or for a few days. If they are here just for the evening, then of course I'll tidy up & vacuum the downstairs and make sure the bathroom is fresh. Depending on why they're visiting, I may or may not have food & drink prepared too. For those guests who are staying longer, I will have a snack prepared for them for the evening & I will also tidy up the guest room, putting fresh linens on the bed, set out a robe & slippers and have a basket of "necessities" in the guest bath for their use (travel size shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, body lotion, disposable razor, etc.) as well as fresh towels. I'll also make sure the alarm clock & tv remote have fresh batteries, supply a tv guide and have a selection of reading material handy. For guests who are staying several days, I'll also pick up some of their favorite foods & snacks.
at 12:52 PM on Dec. 18, 2010