Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer Holidays


Provided the sun has made an appearance in your neck of the woods, the chances are that you are enjoying spending more time outdoors, soaking in the sunshine.

Summer is typically a time of exploring the great outdoors and traveling to spend time with family and friends.

The same is true of us here at Offering Hospitality so we're going to take a little summer break and will see you back here in the fall ~ which will be here before we know it. (Time is flying!)

In the meantime, if you have any questions or topics you would like us to address in the fall, please leave us a note in the comment section below and we'll prepare to respond to you. (Feel free to also send us an e-mail with your ideas, suggestions or to inquire about preparing a guest post for us.)

Enjoy your summer, ladies! Make the most of it! We'll see you soon!

2 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm a new reader and found this blog as I was searching for ways to show hospitality to the people who will be helping my husband and I move. They're friends and family--all unpaid. Has a post been written about this? I'd appreciate a link to it. I'm thinking--provide ample food & drink (maybe even homemade treats), having all items already packed, encouraging people to take breaks, and offering words of encouragement. What else can you think of?

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  2. Thanks for stopping by jillgo! We hope you poke around a little. The only post that I know of that deals specifically with moving is this one - http://offeringhospitality.blogspot.com/2011/03/helping-military-families-as-they-move.html. I'm not sure that it's what you are looking for.

    Off the top of my head (and based on the experiences of a lifetime of moving) here are my suggestions: have everything boxed and ready to go before your help arrives; if they are helping you unload on the other end assign each room a # and put the # on the box and on each door so they know where to unload; provide pizza and cookies to eat with paper plates and napkins; provide cold water or lemonade. I would leave it at that. Most people just want to get in and get it done so anything more would slow the process.

    After you've gotten settled send out thank you notes OR host an open house for your friends and family.

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