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Guest Room Organization Ideas & Tour (Part 1 of 2)

Guest Room Organization Ideas & Tour (Part 1 of 2)


Hi everyone. I’m Alejandra from alejandra.tv.
In this video I’m going to share with you how to organize your guest room so you can
actually have guests over. You can also make them feel welcome, make them feel like they’re
at home but also make them feel like they’re on this little vacation. First, if this is
your first time watching any of my videos and you’re just beginning to get yourself
more organized, there’s a link below to help you get started for free. Okay so this is the guest room and I’m going
to start in this corner right here and show you the dresser and everything I have on top
to make our guests feel welcome and as if they’re at home. All right so on the top of
the dresser right here, this is a little welcome basket that I put together that when they
come in the room they immediately see this. It has two bottles of water, it has sparkling
water, it has little note cards if they want to write a little note or just write something.
You can also put postcards for where you live and then just make sure you just put a little
stamp so they can easily send it. Then there’s snacks right here in case they’re
hungry and they’re in there room, they don’t have to come downstairs if they don’t feel
comfortable. There’s gum, there’s mints and there’s like a little gift bag I put together
for them. This is not the real one. Whoever your guests are, put something together that
makes them feel welcome. In case they have a long trip, just make them feel like they’re
at home right when they come into the guest room. This basket right here just has felt
pads on the bottom so if you move this around it’s not going to scratch the dresser. Then right here there’s a little guest book
for capturing memories of your guests trip. They can also read past guests visit in case
they want to know who else visited and what else someone else does when they come to the
area. All right them over here there’s a little
WiFi picture frame that has the user name and password to access the home WiFi. I just
used pineapple speckled paper in the background because pineapples symbolize welcome and I
thought it was really cute. All right so that just stays right there. Then speaking of the
internet, if you want to plug into the home network, there’s a home network Ethernet cord
right here that is attached with a cord holder so it doesn’t fall behind the dresser and
then get lost. All right now that I’ve showed you what’s
on top of the dresser, let me show you what’s inside the dresser. When you have a dresser
you want to be able to let your guests unpack and again make them feel like they’re at home.
Keep the drawers empty if you can. What I did right here, all the drawers are empty
except the top one. The top one has sheets for the bed. I only have one set of queen
sheets for the bed because you’ll only need one set. Before the guests come, I’ll take
the clean sheets, put it on the bed before so they’re nice and fresh. The once the guests
check out, take the sheets out, wash them, fold them, and put them back in the dresser. There’s a drawer divider right here to break
up the drawer into two smaller sections. If your guests don’t have drawer dividers at
home, it gives them a chance to see how nice it is to break up a larger drawer into sections
and compartmentalize all your things inside the drawer. All right then right here, there is a box
of chocolates. When I make the bed before the guests arrive, I’ll put a chocolate on
their pillow just like any turn down service in a hotel. Again, it’s all about making your
guests feel welcome and making them feel like they’re in this escape from their reality
and just away from home. They feel welcomed and relaxed. All right so the rest of the
drawers are empty like I mentioned. Now that I showed you this area, let me show you what’s
in the closet. All right so this is the closet. Again, it’s
all about letting your guests have space to unpack and feeling like your at home. If you
keep stuff in your guestroom closet, before they come, make space for them to unpack or
just don’t keep anything inside. All right so right here is their hanging space. There’s
two sets of hangers. Then there’s a laundry bag right here. In case your guests are staying
for an extended period of time and they want to do laundry, they can put their dirty clothes
in here and then clean their clothes in the laundry room or give it to me and I can wash
them. All right so this just hangs right here on
this side. Right here in these open shelves there are extra blankets in case they get
cold. At the very bottom, there’s extra quilts in case it’s winter time and they’re extra
cold. Right here there’s a drawer sachet so the closet smells nice and fresh. The next
time your guest comes to your house they associate this smell with hopefully good memories staying
at your house. At the very top of the closet, there’s extra pillows. Right here there’s
extra pillow cases if they want to grab one. Then right here there’s two sweater boxes.
Right here there’s an extra blanket and then this one is empty as well. One day we will
have a full length mirror right here on this door so when they’re getting dressed they
can see how they look. Then on this door, one day, there will be a nice big hook right
here for a robe, a sweater, a jacket, a purse or anything else that they want to hang and
maximize vertical space. Now that I’ve showed you the closet, let me show you what is around
the bed and inside the nightstands. All right so over here is the bed and then
there’s two nightstands, one on each side. Let me show you what’s on one side in the
nightstand because it’s the same thing on the other side. All right so right here is
a nightstand. There is a lamp for easy reading and light. There’s a little coaster in case
someone has a drink up here. Then at the bottom, there’s these little felt pads so it doesn’t
scratch the nightstand in case it gets moved and stuff. On this side of the nightstand,
there is a hometown magazine. We live in Virginia so our guests can flip through and get to
know our area a little bit more and just see what’s around here where I live. At the very
back of the nightstand there’s a little cord holder so when they plug in their cellphone
or any other kind of device they can use their cord clip to hold their cord so it doesn’t
fall behind the nightstand and get lost. Of course, it’s labeled cord holder because my
best guess is that the majority of people don’t know what it is and so it just makes
it a little bit easier to figure out, “Hey what’s that little thing right there.” Inside the drawers right here they are all
empty with the exception of the bottom drawer which has a little Bible in it. Then the bed,
like I mentioned in the dresser part, I only put the sheets on the bed the day before the
guests arrive so it stays nice and fresh. At that point, that’s when I’ll put the chocolate
on the pillow as well. The bed looks all made and stuff but really it’s just the quilt,
the pillows and then underneath it all is nothing. Now that I’ve showed you the bed
and the nightstands, let me show you what’s on the opposite side of the room. In this corner of the room there’s a chair
for … There’s a pillow right here. There’s an extra blanket in case someone gets cold
but also you can put all the decorative pillows when you undo the bed onto here as opposed
to putting it on the floor. You could just sit here and put your shoes on or whatever
you want to do. Back here behind the door, there’s a set of hooks for hanging your purse,
your handbag, a sweatshirt, a towel or anything you want to get off the floor and onto some
kind of vertical space right here. I hope you enjoy this video. I hope this gives
you tips for setting up a guestroom for making somebody feel welcome and at home and feel
like they’re escaping their home and going on a little vacation. If this is the first
time watching any of my videos and you’re just beginning your organizing journey, there’s
a link below to help you get started for free. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you soon.
Bye.

82 thoughts on “Guest Room Organization Ideas & Tour (Part 1 of 2)”

  1. Hafa adai! I watch this video so many times. Although i do not have a spare room, my toddlers bedroom is used as the guest room and her toys are usually kept away so that works out, but with this video and right before the holidays, I decluttered in order to take some of your advice: I freed up two drawers, have a clear dresser top with a basket of water and snacks and a jewelry tray for my mom, and I have empty hangers and space in the other half of the closet! My mom visits for weeks at a time every year; other family, in laws, and friend visit often as well (we live in San Diego so we have lots of visitors). With this video, my toddler/guest room is ready and I feel great about it! Thanks ATV!!!

  2. Amazing I love your vids. Also the guest room looks so comfy and like a hotel room. For example if i came i would like give you 700 dollars even though I'm in the UK

  3. I'm gonna use all your videos to organize when I move. I did my pantry the way you suggested, it was awesome!!

  4. Do you slip the bill under the door on their checkout morning? What, no foldable suitcase stand, room service menu, do not disturb door knob hanger tag, house phone to call for the valet?

  5. Everything’s nice and what not , but I feel like she’d be the type to freak out if anything’s moved or if the guest forget to leave it as spotless as she does (OCD) or if they don’t use the hooks to hold they’re sweaters or if they don’t use any utensils in the shower and use their own lmao

  6. i’m really glad that you are making everyone feel at home, but you’re making it seem like you’re hosting strangers. whenever i go to a friends/family member’s house, yeah, the beds are always made, the drawers are empty, and they make it seem welcoming. but its never that extreme since my family and i are always hanging out with the people we went to go see, not staying in our room the whole time

  7. But it seems like ur treating guests as more like "strangers" and not family…I would ONLY do this for guests that I hardly know..otherwiss it seems tooo superficial…

  8. I live in a 2 bedroom condo. To maximize space, the second room will serve as a guest room w a sofa bed/office/arts and crafts room. I wouldn’t be able to leave so much empty closet and drawer space if I want to maximize the storage space in my condo. Great ideas though, if I had more space to work with.

  9. I am sure the your guests will thank you for the pinapple, because they felt welcome! come on, no one knows what pinapple simbolises and I'm not interested in all those detailes when my friend lets me to sleep in his/her house

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