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    22 Ways To Become The Host With The Most And Make Your Houseguests Feel At Home

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    1. This wine preserver will help ensure that there's never a shortage of vino, and also removes the pressure of having to drink an entire bottle at a time. Entertain with peace of mind!

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    It's really easy to use. Insert the rubber stopper, then suck all the air out using the wine-preserving pump. The rubber stoppers create an air-tight seal around the rim of the bottle, keeping your bottle of wine fresher for longer. Just make sure you store the bottle upright to prevent unexpected leaks. If you're looking for an option that's a little easier on the hands, try this argon gas option instead!

    Get a pump with four stoppers on Amazon Canada for $29.97.

    2. This quilted bedspread is ideal for the guest bedroom. The soft microfibre quilt will keep them cozy during an impromptu mid-afternoon nap (travelling is tiring!), or they can use it as an extra layer if they get cold during the night.

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    It's also wrinkle-resistant, too, so you don't have to stress that it looks sloppy or messy before the guests even get a chance to use it. Once they leave, you can also just toss it in the machine (just make sure to use cold water), and stash it away for the next round of visitors.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.99+ (available in three sizes and eight colours).

    3. These high-density blackout curtains can serve as an easy and removable room divider or privacy screen. They'll help give your guests a private space, even if you're not blessed with guest bedrooms. Transform a den, nook, or even a living room into a restful and private reprieve, and then take it down once your visitors leave!

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    You can also use them to create a mudroom during the colder months, too. They'll keep the abundance of coats and salty boots from spilling into your precious living space. And reviewers love how well they block out light, so your guests will feel comfortable knowing the curtains are truly opaque.

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $46.99+ (available in four sizes, and five colours).

    4. This clothing rack will give your guests the opportunity to unpack some of their belongings, and make their space feel a little bit more like home. It even has a shoe and luggage rack on the bottom, so they can keep things uncluttered and neat during the duration of their stay.

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    The sturdy freestanding metal frame is easily assembled, and can hold a combined weight of 88.2 pounds. My favourite feature is the ability to individually adjust each foot, so you never have to worry that it wobbles on uneven surfaces.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $59.99 (available in black and white).

    5. A set of these highly-rated fluffy Egyptian cotton bath towels will give your guests a spa-like experience, and allow them to fully relax from travelling. Whether they're just driving in from the next town over, or flying across the country, there's no better feeling than a long, hot shower to wash that travel grime off.

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    Each set comes with two bath towels, two hand towels, and two face cloths, so you don't have to rummage around in your linen closet for extras. Don't panic if they come flat-packed! I'd recommend giving them a separate wash before using anyway, as Egyptian cotton towels can sometimes shed some fluff. A quick wash and dry (dryer-compatible, yay!) will eliminate any stray lint, and restore the fluffiness your visitors are sure to love.

    Get a set on Amazon Canada for $31.01+ (available in ten colours).

    6. This glass carafe is great to have on hand for those thirsty guests, to keep them from rummaging around in your kitchen cabinets in the middle of the night. You can also use it to serve freshly-squeezed (or store-bought, no one will know) juice at brunch, or as a flower vase to add a rustic touch to the guest room.

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    It also comes with a lid, so you don't have to worry about anyone knocking it over in their sleep and ruining your brand new floors!

    Get a one-litre jug on Amazon Canada for $4.97.

    7. A compact Keurig coffee maker will take mornings from messy to mellow, because this little powerhouse is super easy to use and will allow your guests to make their own damn coffee. You might actually be able to sleep in!

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    The good news is that it's small enough to tuck away in the pantry or in the cupboard after the guests leave, so it doesn't have to be a permanent fixture on your counter. Make sure you also stock up on some fair trade coffee and compostable k-cup filters, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $67.98+ (also available light blue).

    8. This David's Tea sampler pack will ensure that there's a hot beverage for even the pickiest guest. This one has 12 of the company's top sellers, and includes black, green, and herbal blends, plus a couple flu-busting remedies and detox options, too (for that visiting cousin who won't. shut. up. about doing CrossFit).

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    Each blend can be made hot or iced, too, and each tin contains enough loose leaf tea to make 1-2 cups, so it should last you for the duration of your guests' stay. Make sure you also get these biodegradable tea filters for mess-free drinking.

    Get the pack on Amazon Canada for $26.

    9. This lint brush might not be glamorous, but your guests will LOVE you for providing something like this. It has a soft, non-slip grip, and will help them brush off all the hair, lint, dust, and grime that's accrued on their clothes. And this one even has a special base that's designed to clean the crap from the brush, so you don't have to.

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    My favourite feature is the little arrow that shows which way to brush — your guests should be able to figure it out on their own, which means more time enjoying their company, and less time cleaning their clothing.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.99.

    10. This dark chocolate almond bark will ensure you always have something on-hand to satisfy those unexpected sweet cravings, because sometimes homemade dessert just won't cut it. It has a hint of sea salt, and is made of non-GMO ingredients, too!

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    It contains no artificial flavours or preservatives. You can also use the little packages as an arrival gift, if you really want to impress your visitors. They're resealable, too, so they won't feel pressured to eat the whole package in one go (but you wouldn't judge them if they did, anyway, because it's SO DELICIOUS). If you're looking to have some healthy salty snacks on-hand, too, check these out.

    Get a 150-gram bag on Amazon Canada for $4.97 (available in four flavours).

    11. A pair of fuzzy memory foam slippers will be the perfect way to make your guests feel welcome. The durable rubber sole won't wear out, regardless of whether they're being worn outside, in the garage, or just around the house. And the memory foam conforms to the foot, making them super comfy.

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    They'd also make great take-home gifts once the visit is over. A men's version is available here.

    Get a air on Amazon Canada for $26.98 (available in three colours, and sizes 6-10).

    12. This nightstand lamp will create a handy tech hub for your guests, just in case they forgot their chargers, or if they're always forgetting where they put it. They'll be able to keep track of everything with ease!

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    The lamp also has a two-outlet power strip so they can still charge up to three of their devices, even if they're not USB-powered. It does have overload protection, but it's not recommended to charge higher power-consuming devices, like hair dryers or steam irons, so make sure you let your guests know!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $56.09.

    13. This daybed and trundle set is the perfect piece of furniture to have available for guests. You don't even need any tools to assemble it! And the trundle is a great addition in case your sibling decides to bring their new partner over (without telling you).

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    It's a huge space-saver, too — having a full-size bed stand empty year-round doesn't make much sense, but this frame is sleek and slim, and can easily convert between a standard twin, and a double-tiered bed. This frame doesn't come with mattresses, though, but the good news is that you can get one here.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $206.19.

    14. These microfibre sheets will help your guests get a nice, restful sleep, and won't make you want to tear your hair out when you have to do post-visit laundry. Just toss them in the machine, tumble dry on low, and save them for the next round of visitors.

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    They're also super soft, so you won't have anyone complaining that the bed's not ~quite~ right. Reviewers love the rich colours, and wrinkle-resistance

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $14.60+ (available in six sizes, and in 45 colours).

    15. Having these bamboo toothbrushes in the bathroom is a great way to alleviate any stress that forgetful visitors might have. It's hard to keep track of everything! They'll appreciate the thought, and you'll feel good knowing these brushes are made of natural materials and are fully biodegradable.

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    The bamboo handles are carbonized, which makes them naturally water-resistant and prevents the growth of mold and bacteria. Reviewers love the sturdy, minimalist design and ultra-fine bristles. And if you REALLY wanted to go all-out, you could also get some all-natural toothpaste.

    Get a pack of two brushes on Amazon Canada for $7.99 (also available in a pack of four).

    16. These stainless steel whiskey stones are a low-maintenance way to keep everyone's drinks extra frosty (even if you forgot to buy a pack of ice at the corner store). They won't dilute your drink, won't rust, and unlike traditional soapstone whiskey stones, won't disintegrate over time. These rocks will keep drinks chilled for up to two hours, so you can just go ahead and chill, too.

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    Each set comes with eight stainless steel liquid-filled cubes, a freezing tray, and tongs, so all you need to do is pop them in the freezer for a few hours, and enjoy!

    Get the set on Amazon Canada for $21.80.

    17. These gold foil vinyl placemats will convince your guests that you're basically a professional host (even if it's your first time). Everything you serve will look about 100 times fancier and more delicious, trust me.

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    And you can just wipe them down with a damp cloth afterwards — no more time-consuming washing and pressing of fancy linen placemats!

    Get a set of four on Amazon Canada for $13.60+ (available in four colours and two styles).

    18. This fondue set doubles as both the perfect way to make a delicious, bubbling pot of cheese (or chocolate), and a fun way to turn dinner into entertainment! It'll be the highlight of their stay.

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    Even though it's heated by a candle, you can also pop it in the microwave if the hungry crowd is getting restless. This set comes with a ceramic pot, a base, two fondue forks, and one tea light (but you can get more of those here).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.25.

    19. A silky-soft plaid blanket will keep your guests warm and toasty throughout the night, whether you're sitting by the fire drinking mulled wine, or just watching a movie.

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    Reviewers really love cozy fabric. And it's popular with pets, too, so you know four-legged guests will be comfy-cozy as well!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $22.76.

    20. This cotton chef's apron will help you keep your carefully-selected outfit from being covered in kitchen debris. Plus, the crisp chambray fabric looks cool as heck, so you'll cut a very stylish figure as you satay the night away.

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    And if you REALLY want to give your kitchen linens a stylish overhaul, you can get matching dishtowels, napkins, oven mitts, and potholders.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.41+ (available in eight colours).

    21. This ottoman bench with hidden internal storage can be used as additional seating in the living room or around the table — or just as a neat way to store extra bed linens and towels for guests!

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    The top lifts up easily, thanks to two pneumatic hinges, so it's also great for older or mobility-impaired guests.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $129.99.

    22. And last but not least, this box of conversation starters that'll get you through any awkward silence, no matter how many times your brother's girlfriend tries to bring up politics (NO, JESSICA. NO.).

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    There are 135 questions involved, so it'll definitely get you through the whole night.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $30.

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