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Unheralded Hospitality: 5 Things to Have on Hand for Houseguests

* The holidays often bring added house guests
* Stock up on these host essentials to minimize the stress of having visitors
* Make guests feel right at home with these thoughtful items

The holiday season brings lots of visitors, whether it’s friends coming in from out of town or family visiting for festive events. House guests can be fun, but they also provide a lot of extra pressure to make sure your home is in tip-top shape. To make hosting even easier, you can stock up on essentials to have ready for any occasion. Simple gestures like keeping snacks on hand or giving out fluffy disposable slippers can make your house go from home to hotel. Visitors will be sure to notice you went the extra mile to make them feel welcome.

1. Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray

You may have heard of this little gem — you spray in it in the toilet bowl before you go, and it mitigates the smell. A #1 bestseller in bathroom accessories on Amazon, this little bottle can be used more than 100 times.

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2. Disposable Slippers

Little things you do can make someone feel special while they’re staying at your house. These disposable slippers are a simple yet effective gesture, keeping your feet warm with fluffy grey fleece, as well as keeping your grip firm with a non-slip sole.

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3. Casual Home Luggage Rack

Give your guests an easy, accessible place to store their luggage with this low-key luggage rack. Sturdy and durable, it can hold up to 150 pounds, with no assembly required.

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4. Vegan and Gluten Free Healthy Snacks

Keep your guests well fed, no matter their dietary restrictions. This 25-pack of delicious snacks contains fan favorites like Skinny Pop, Pop Chips and Lara Bars, as well as lesser-known healthy options that are all vegan and gluten-free.

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5. Zoetime Upgraded Queen Air Mattress 

If your home doesn’t have a spare bedroom or a pull-out sofa, this air mattress can act as a comfy substitution. The multi-layered soft-top flocking creates a supportive resting spot, and it comes with a 120V pump that will have it sleep-ready in four to five minutes.

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Image Courtesy of Zoetime


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