During the holidays I came up with a great idea for visiting guests! I was super excited because this was my 1st personally-thought up project :) Yay
I don’t know about you guys, but when I go out of town or on vacation I always seem to forget something. Whether it be a razor, my shampoo, or (the most common) my toothbrush – I always seem to arrive minus 1 or 2 important things. With that thought process I knew the perfect “feel at home” item for house guests. Introducing to you: The Welcome Basket
After I had the idea I found this super cute basket at Target and knew it had to join the Ringl family
Isn’t it adorable?!?! It has the cute liner with Christmas colored snowflakes, which I can switch out for different seasons :) I love multi-use items!!
On a lovely rainy morning we made a run to the store to pick-up some last-minute items. Somehow that turned into a car load… at least we weren’t under-stocked! After a day of cleaning we finally had an empty room that was ready for guests (we may or may not have been using the guest room as our storage area, hehe). But with the Ringl Powers combined we de-cluttered that room like no one has ever done before! I have to brag because it was a rocking awesome job! Okay, back to the post-at-hand…
One extra thing I thought of, if you’re interested, it really goes a long way to find out some tidbits about your soon-to-be house buddies. Like: what’s their favorite snacks or drink of choice?! Do they have an air freshner of choice?! I mean, I don’t wanna turn our guests off because I like the smell of Cinnamon and they like Hawaiian Paradise, ya know?! Plus, It’s always nice to visit somewhere and have items you enjoy close-by so you don’t have to run to the store yourself, especially in an unfamiliar town.
So if you are able to get the inside-dish on your lovely room-dwellers, you can then fill the basket with Awesome Goodies and possible travel needs.
This next step was high priority for us since we just moved into a new house and don’t have a linen closet full of extras, but having new Bed Linens, Pillows, and Super-Soft Towels never go unnoticed! So much so that we are now wanting to upgrade ourselves!
Now, the whole shebang put together …
Isn’t it a beautiful site?!?! :) All thumbs up for new sheets, pillow, towels, bath items AND candy !!! I think the basket went over well. We also setup a mirror in the room with some candles, a tissue box and spare hangers in the closet. Now that the holidays are over it may be some time until we have some visitors, but when we do we are prepared and ready!!