Preparing For Overnight Guests This Holiday Season

Although we have overnight guests all year round, I always look forward to having family over during the holidays.  However, while we are more than happy to open our homes to them, it can be stressful having guests stay if planning and preparations have not been taken care of in advance. Luckily, we have some tips on preparing for overnight guests so that you can focus your full attention on enjoying their company when they arrive.

1.    Make the beds. Ensure that guest beds are made up with clean sheets and plenty of pillows and blankets ahead of their arrival so your guests will be comfortable.

2.    Do something special to welcome your guests. Whether it is a chocolate on the pillow, or picking up a bottle of their favorite wine and having it ready when they arrive, your guests will appreciate your show of kindness, especially if they have been traveling for a long period of time.

guest bedroom all set up

3.    Prepare food ahead of time. Do as much cooking and food preparation as possible so that you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your guests when they arrive. Many dishes can be made ahead of time and frozen so that all you will have to do is reheat them when the time is right. For dishes that cannot be frozen, small steps like chopping vegetables and marinating meats can save you precious time on the day of cooking.

4.    Stock up on toilet paper. This may seem like an obvious item, but in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be easy to lose track of how much toilet paper you have on hand. I picked my stash up at Dollar General and was able to save while doing so using DG Digital Coupons.

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scott 1000 packs at Dollar General

Bathroom talk can create an awkward situation, and you don’t want your guests to feel anxious or embarrassed in the unfortunate event that you run out of this necessary product. Pick up some rolls of SCOTT® 1000 Bath Tissue as  it never hurts to have plenty of extra.  Next up, put them in a place that is easily accessible for guests, preferably within reach of the toilet.

extra rolls of scott toilet tissue ready for guests in the guest bathroom

About those DG Digital Coupons, they are so easy to use. To redeem Digital Coupons:
1.    Simply sign up via the DG App.
2.    Create an account and load which SCOTT® coupons you would like to use.
3.    Visit your local Dollar General to redeem coupons at checkout.

Find a Dollar General near you by using the store locator.

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Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 13-year old boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Contact her at


Preparing For Overnight Guests This Holiday Season

by Diane time to read: 2 min