Here at 98 Apartments, we love when our residents host visitors at our Owasso apartments. It’s important to us that residents are proud of the apartment community and feel comfortable showing their guests all the luxury amenities. Whether you’re bringing some friends down for a day at the pool or bringing in family for the holidays, 98 Apartments Owasso is the perfect home base from which to show your guests everything Oklahoma has to offer.
Being a great host is about more than just being a good tour guide. As a host, it's your job to make sure your guests are as comfortable in your home as they would be in their own. You don't want to make your guests feel as though they are intruding. The key to being a good host is to be the perfect blend of welcoming and informative. Having a meal ready or fresh towels in the closet is great, but you also want to be sure guests know how the shower works, what your plans are for their time there, and when they can expect to wake up each morning. For a great example of being both welcoming and informative, look no further than the nearest hotel. Hotels usually leave some sort of pamphlet in the room that both welcomes their guests and provides instructions on calling for help, getting food in the area, and entertaining oneself during the stay. Without further ado, here are some more tips for being a top notch host next time you’re entertaining visitors
1. Eat or Wash
When visitors come to your house after a long day of travel, they’re probably in need of some basic needs. It's near impossible to travel a long distance without feeling slightly unclean afterwards, so directing your guests to the washroom is a good first step. On the other hand, some people never feel quite right until they have a full stomach. Make sure your guests are able to take care of one or both of these basic needs right away when they arrive at your home
2. Get Settled
Your guests probably have bags, and those bags are probably heavy. Show your guests where they’ll be staying right away and let them unpack their suitcases in peace. Traveling wears on people, and your guests will appreciate having a little alone time to recharge, unpack, and take in their new surroundings.
Once your guests have unpacked and have taken in their surroundings, now is the time to sit down with them, have a drink or a snack, and discuss plans for their visit. This will be a time when both you and your guests can establish some boundaries and figure out when you’ll be hanging out and when you’ll be doing your own thing.
4. Start With The End In Sight:
Nobody likes guests who overstay their visit, and nobody wants to be a bad houseguest either. Establishing the timeline right away helps both parties understand how long a visit will last. Establishing an end-date early on also helps guests plan their last night in town, as they’ll have to allow time for packing and getting ready to leave. Additionally, many guests coming from out of town will need rides to the airport upon departure. Sitting down and talking about the end of the visit is a great way to make sure the rest of the time is spent enjoying each other’s company instead of worrying about logistics.
For more tips on hosting, party-planning, or otherwise enjoying your time at 98 Apartments Owasso, follow us on social media. Remember, If you can convince your next group of visitors to move to Owasso, be sure to recommend 98 Apartments!