Besides a laundry sweep, another must do is make your bed. If you have time, take the extra step to change the sheets so they are crisp and clean. “Assuming things go well, you’ll want your guest’s impression to be favorable in this area,” says Welch. “Resist the urge to put on anything frilly, pink or satin. Ideally you should have a comfy, man-friendly, high-thread-count set that you can use for special occasions. If you don’t, it might be worth the investment.” Also clear the bed of any G-rated extras. “Nothing throws a wet towel on romance faster than memorabilia like a collection of teddy bears on your bed or any other throwbacks to ‘tween years,’” says Christine Eisner, author of Comfort Living: A Back-to-Basics Guide to a More Balanced Lifestyle. Same thing goes with mountains of decorative pillows. While you may love them strewn all over your bed, they actually become more of a laughable impediment when you’re getting down to business. Toss a few on a nearby chair or in the closet before you head off on your date. You and your guest don’t need to stage a threesome with a giant accent pillow.