Housekeeping 101: Efficiently Cleaning a Guest Room

May 20, 2021 | Cleaning

When you expect guests at home, you must also ensure to make them feel welcome. Spending some extra time preparing your home for their arrival will allow you to enjoy their company after they arrive.

Ensure that the bathroom and the bedroom are clean and tidy while ensuring that there is some space left for your guests to store their belongings. But these are just basic rules that you need to follow. 


If you genuinely wish to make your guests feel at home, there are a few points that you need to keep in mind when preparing the house. Our team from The Maid Place has put together a list of things you need to get done before your guests arrive. 

Steps to clean a guest room

Cleaning the room

It would help if you started by dusting the entire room. Take time to sweep or vacuum and mop the floor. Also, make sure that all mirrors in the room are clear and spotless, as your guests will indeed check to see if they look as good as the room makes them feel.

Be mindful of any strong odors and scents as well. Your guests might not appreciate the lily air freshener that you love so much. Keep windows open to air out the room if required.

Make some space for your guests.

You need to put away any personal items and clutter from the room. You should also clear out a drawer and the closet if they plan on staying. Be sure to leave a few empty hangers for your guests too. The room should feel open and inviting. 

Prepare the bed

Start by getting rid of the old bed sheet and make up the bed with clean, fresh ones. Tuck in all corners and ensure that the comforter is neat and straight. Turn down the sheets and pile up the pillows to create an inviting place for your guests to curl up. 

Lightweight bed sheets such as satin and cotton are best suited for warm months, jerseys, or flannel sheets for cold months. Matching the comforter and the bedsheet with a gender-neutral design is always a good thing. 

Cleaning the bathroom

When inside the bathroom, you need to clean the counters, mirrors, toilet, sink, tub/shower, and flooring. Ensure that there is a clean hand towel, a new soap, and enough toilet paper. 

If your guests plan to stay for more than one night, you need to empty the cabinet or clear some space on the counter to give them room to store their toiletries. It is also great to ensure that the plunger is visible to prevent your guests from having to ask. 

Ensure that everything works 

Check all electronics and the electrical outlets, and put new batteries in all the remotes. Replace any bulb that is not working, make sure to check if the clock is accurate, and inspect if the shades or blinds and doors are closing properly. You also need to do a quick scan of the room for anything which may be hazardous, like a loose rug that could make your guests trip. 

Setting out practical items 

Place a few extra blankets in case your guests feel chilly at night. You should also provide your guests with clean towels and a pack of tissues along with a wastebasket. Keep an alarm clock but be sure that the pre-set alarm is turned off. You can also include a reading lamp along with a few novels and magazines in case your guests feel like taking a break from their smartphone. 

Leave a note

It would be best if you never made your guests guess or ask where they can find essential items such as an iron or a hairdryer. If you cannot leave these things out in plain sight, you can leave a note in the room explaining when these items are stored along with any other instructions they may require.

If you wish to go the extra mile, there are more things that you can do that your guests are going to appreciate. 

Provide snacks and drinks

The least that you can do is provide your guests with a clean glass. If you wish to go the extra mile, you can consider putting out some water bottles in a tray on the bedside table. You can also add some snacks, fresh fruits such as bananas or apples, individual bags of crackers or chips; you can even keep foil-wrapped cookies or chocolates in the room since they are always a delight. 

Be mindful of their specific needs.

If your guests have kids, you can always put out a few toys, stuffed animals, or games to keep them entertained. You should also install a nightlight to make them feel comfortable.

If your guests have any difficulty walking around, try not putting them on the third floor. Offer them a room on the ground level which is easily accessible, if you are able to do so.

Doing all these things can take time, mainly if you include cleaning the entire place spotless. It is logical if you feel like you can’t do it all by yourself, given that most homeowners live a busy life. This is where our team from The Maid Place comes to your rescue. 

Need a helping hand? Get in touch with The Maid Place today!

Just because you lead a busy life doesn’t mean that you cannot give your guests what they deserve. If you live in Frisco, TX, and are looking for a professional cleaning service provider to help you prepare your home to entertain guests, then you need to get in touch with The Maid Place at once.

Our professionals come equipped with all the required equipment and cleaning solutions to give you the best results possible. Want to book an appointment? Give us a call at 214-644-0111 or contact us online.  

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