We live out of town and just far enough away that when family comes to visit us they need a place to stay. We of course always offer up our guest bedroom. While I love having company, especially around the holidays, I won’t lie, it gives me a ton more work to do. Preparing the guest bedroom means I have to wash the bedding ( I tried method 4x concentrated laundry detergent for the first time but I’ll get to that later), not because it’s not clean already, but just because it’s been sitting in the linen closet for a few weeks and I’m a little anal and I want it freshly cleaned and smelling ah-mazing! It also means dusting, vacuuming, remaking the bed, and a glass of wine.. for ME, not the guest, unless of course they want a glass. I’m okay with sharing
just don’t touch my favorite white wine and everything will be fine.
Anyways, rant over. Where was I? Oh yeah! I love having company over around the holidays. Having guests stay with us means I have someone to chat with, an excuse to bake some delicious treats, and a reason to wear normal clothes instead of these housewife clothes I’m sitting around in right now as I write this. Getting told company is coming suddenly makes me more aware of just how not okay my yoga pants and no-makeup look are. Anyways, back to the guest room prep I was supposed to be talking about. I just began preparing for company for this weekend and that means going through my whole routine:
- Pull guest bedding out of the linen closet
- Wash said bedding
- Dry said bedding
- Make the guest bed
- Try to remember the new wifi password because you know they’re going to ask for it
While washing the bedding I tried the new method laundry detergent that I purchased from Target. I’m always a little worried about trying new detergents but I’m really glad I did. method 4x concentrated laundry detergent comes in 3 awesome fragrances: beach sage, ginger mango, and my personal favorite spring garden. method comes in a fairly small liquid bottle but contains enough laundry detergent in that bottle for 66 uses. It eliminates odors and removes dirt and stains so it’s great to use on clothing in addition to bedding and the scents are all unique and amazing! When I pulled the guest bedding out of the dryer after having cleaned them with method spring garden scented laundry detergent it was one of the best clean laundry smells ever! Like, I could really get used to that and I may have a new favorite brand. Plus, it’s Phosphate-free, Hypoallergenic, Bleach-free, and the bottle is recyclable.
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To add a special touch to our guest room and to make our guests feel welcome, I made this beautiful Be Our Guest Printable. If you’d like to use this in your own guest bedroom you can download the be our guest printable art here. All you’ll need is an 8×10 frame and you’ll be good to go. I hope you enjoy!
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