Detox Your Guest Bedroom

Whether you have company stay once a year or every other week, you want that special space to be warm and inviting. Take this opportunity to create a haven for your guests - just be careful. They may want to stay indefinitely!

As with any other room, it's time to take everything out of the room. Sort into your donate box and trash bag, and relocate those things that have mysteriously found their way into this room. Pull the furniture out from the wall and clean the ceiling, wall and floors. Then clean and move everything back into place and clean the center of the room.

She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27

Throw the bed linens into the wash or get a great new set. Change out anything dark and heavy to something that will be bright and cheery when your company walks in. Keep clutter and knick-knacks put away so there is room for them to put their personal items out.

Remember that there's a fine line between a room that is functional for your daily life and one that is reserved specifically for guests. What do I mean by that? It may not be practical for you to have a completely empty closet in your guest bedroom if you're already short on space. But you can have the center of the rod and part of a shelf clear for their hanging clothes and shoes. Compromise on some space if you need to to give your company their own area, but remember that you're the one living there every day.

For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God. Hebrews 3:4

That being said, keep your guests' comfort and enjoyment in mind. Have some pretty soaps and towels in the room when they arrive. Place some magazines or local guidebooks where they can browse through them. Have plenty of empty space in the room for suitcases and bags.

Add those little touches that show you're glad they're here: an alarm clock, some fresh flowers and an extra quilt at the foot of the bed. Pile a few cozy pillows on the bed for snuggling and you may not see your guests again until breakfast!

Create a sanctuary in this one room to the delight of your guests.

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