What do guests notice immediately after entering your house?

The first impression matters more than people say, and everybody struggles to make a good impression when someone visits their house for the first time. Whether we are talking about your best friends, your new neighbors, your in-laws, or your child’s friends, you most certainly want your house to look best when they come. To find out how to do it, you must know what guests look at or notice first, and act accordingly. This is why we prepared a list for you, that you can use to check and see if you pass the test. Without further ado, here is the enumeration that answers the question in the title of this article:

The welcome mat. Obviously, your guests will notice the welcome mat before entering your house. Therefore, first of all, it shouldn’t be missing. It should be clean, possibly with a funny message, and, why not, oversized, to make an even better impression;

The entrance. After you open the door, they will see the entryway, more precisely the hallway, with everything it entails, including the shoe rack and the hanger. You have to make sure they are clean and neatly arranged;

The floor. It goes without saying that the floor should shine and should smell good. Therefore, make sure you sweep it thoroughly before your guests arrive;

The smell. Even though it might be the first “thing” they notice, we put smell further down the list because it’s not something physical. However, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of a pleasant smell, no matter how you obtain it;

The clutters. As you would expect, clutters are easily visible, especially if they are formed of legos. Of course, you shouldn’t get rid or hide every single item when guests arrive, but you should at least tidy up (the linen closet and the laundry room are good hiding spots);

The laundry. If you have laundry that needs to be folded, make sure you do it and put the pile away before anyone drops by. It will make a small difference, but with an important visual impact for your guests;

The bathroom. If you only have time to clean one room before anyone arrives, make sure it’s the bathroom. Most certainly, someone will need to use it and you don’t want to make a bad (and smelly) impression;

The toilet. Especially the toilet should be taken care of, and by that we mean scrub it and sanitize it prior to your guests’ arrival;

The toilet paper. Toilet paper shouldn’t be missing from the bathroom, and it should be in sufficient quantity (we would say about 2 rolls are enough). The last thing you’d want for your guests is to feel embarrassed;

The pet’s mess. Last but not least, you should take care of the pet’s mess before anyone steps into your house. You have to understand that, as much as you love your cat or dog, guests might not be as excited as you, or they might even be allergic.



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