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[VIDEO]: Guest Room Organization Ideas & Tour

Hi Everyone!

In this organization video, I give you a tour of my guest room and show you how to organize the space so your guests easily feel welcomed and relaxed when they visit! Also, I show you what essentials I’ve organized in the closet, dresser, and nightstand to make sure your guests have everything they need while staying at your home! I hope you enjoy the video!

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Alejandra



Guest Room Organization Ideas & Tour

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, here’s a link to my free video series to help you get started.

Guest Room Organization Ideas & Tour from Alejandra.tv

Guest Room Organization Ideas & Tour from Alejandra.tv


Guest Room Dresser Organization

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.

Alright, 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.

Guest Room Organization Tips - Organizing a Welcome Basket

Guest Room Organization Tips – Organizing a Welcome Basket


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.

Guest Room Organization Ideas - Guest Book

Guest Room Organization Ideas – Guest Book


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.

Guest Room Organization Tips - How to Display the Wifi  Info & Password

Guest Room Organization Tips – How to Display the Wifi Info & Password


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.

How to Organize the Guest Room from Alejandra.TV

How to Organize the Guest Room from Alejandra.TV


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.

Guest Room Organization Ideas - How to Organize the Dresser Drawers

Guest Room Organization Ideas – How to Organize the Dresser Drawers


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.

Guest Room Closet / Storage Organization

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.

Guest Room Organization Ideas - How to Organize the Guest Room Closet

Guest Room Organization Ideas – How to Organize the Guest Room Closet


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.

Guest Room Organization Tips - How to Organize the Closet

Guest Room Organization Tips – How to Organize the Closet


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.

Nightstand / Bed Side Table Organization

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.

How to Organize the Guest Room Bedside Tables

How to Organize the Guest Room Bedside Tables


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.”

Guest Room Organizing Tips - Bed Side Table Cord Holder

Guest Room Organizing Tips – Bed Side Table Cord Holder


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.

How to Organize the Guest Room from Alejandra.TV

How to Organize the Guest Room from Alejandra.TV


Guest Room Organization Ideas

In this corner of the room there’s a chair with a pillow right here. There’s also an extra blanket in case someone gets cold. But also you can put all the decorative pillows when you undo the bed onto here on the chair as opposed to putting it on the floor.

Guest Room Organization Tips - How to Organize the Guest Room

Guest Room Organization Tips – How to Organize the Guest Room


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.

Guest Room Organization Tips - Wall Hooks

Guest Room Organization Tips – Wall Hooks


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, here’s a link to my free video series to help you get started. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you soon. Bye.

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  • About the Author

    About the Author

    Alejandra Costello is a Home Organizing Life Coach who teaches people how to declutter their lives with easy-to-follow (and fun!) video-based training in her SimpLESSity program and free organizing video series! Alejandra started her company, Alejandra.tv, in 2008 and to date has shared her organizing expertise with millions of people in over 100 countries around the world. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV, Alejandra's creative expertise has been featured in Good Morning America, Oprah, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. You can connect with her on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and .

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