The holidays are right around the corner! Use your new or used RV over the next several weeks – even if you’re not traveling! Here are a few tips to use your RV as a guest house – they’ll cut back on expenses and stress this holiday season! And who wouldn’t appreciate their holidays to be more fun and relaxing?
Save on Expenses
Overnight expenses shouldn’t be why some family members can’t join the holiday gathering! If your family is already talking about whose house is the landing pad for the holidays, consider using your RV as a guest house for family members who may be financially strapped by staying in a hotel room. There’s nothing like alleviating a financial burden – especially during the holidays.
Cut Back on Stress
Aren’t family gatherings the best?! If you hesitated to answer with a resounding yes, then you can appreciate the simple truth that family gatherings can be fun and stressful. And the stress accelerates when everyone feels cramped and crowded, and with no personal corner to themselves. Whether you need a retreat at the end of the day or simply a quiet place to recharge and rest up in the afternoon, using your RV as a guest house provides that space – and dials back the stress.
Get Your RV Guest House Ready
Just a handful of small but thoughtful preparations in your new or used RV can make it a perfect space for your overnight guests. It’s all pretty easy, and you don’t have to break your back getting it ready. Here’s a quick check list:
- Floors & surfaces: do an all-over sweep and vacuum. Wipe down surfaces in kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom.
- Fresh linens: put freshly laundered sheets on the beds and towels and washcloths in the bathroom.
- Paper goods: leave a small stash of extra toilet paper, paper towels, and facial tissue so your guests comfortably have what they need.
If you really want to add some holiday cheer, consider throwing in some of the following fun and festive touches:
- Leave a holiday-scented candle in the kitchen
- Place a festive throw blanket or pillows on the sofa
- Put some holiday classics of books and movies within easy reach in the living room
- Hang a fun garland or a string or two of holiday lights in the windows
A few items stashed in the kitchen will help cover light meals or snacks. A few suggestions are:
- Pantry: coffee, tea, hot cocoa and apple cider mix packets. Cereal bars, instant oatmeal, and granola bars. And don’t forget a holiday tin of butter cookies!
- On the counter: electric kettle and a small fruit basket with seasonal citrus.
- In the fridge/freezer: milk, cream, and frozen (microwaveable) breakfast sandwiches
These quick tips for using your RV as a guest house will take minimal time and effort but the pay off is substantial! Your guests will greatly appreciate your hospitality, and everyone will appreciate less stress during the holidays. Contact us today – a quick bit of RV maintenance can help get it in guest-ready condition!