WELCOME TO A HOUSEGUEST - SPECIAL TIP
You are all pretty smart, and probably know this anyway.. You know the feeling, when your spare room looks like a tip that has been hit by a cyclone, plus a pack of marauding dogs, and you are expecting a house guest in 1 hour?
Quickly, shove all the clothes, shoes etc into the cupboard, fold down the ironing board and drying rack.
1: make the bed and put on a nice cover
2: Flowers (this is very important). There is something about a nice tiny bunch of flowers, stuck into a pretty receptacle, that instantly makes the room feel welcoming..
so easy and so effective!