We all have those guests that descend upon us with little or no notice. During these times, we are left in the most uncomfortable position, especially if our houses are small, cluttered and is basically not in a state to be accommodating guests. But, short of grinding our teeth and cursing the day that these guests decided to descend upon you, most of don’t think beyond. But, we don’t have to hate our guests just because we don’t have a bigger home. And neither do we have to worry about accommodating guests anymore. Here are quick fixes that you too can make use of when preparing your home for guests.
Get rid of the unwanted
In any house, there are many unwanted items around. Or there are these items which are still in use, but of which you are not exactly proud of. You might not want to display these items, but you might still be using them. For example, think of a chest of drawers that look absolutely horrible, but you cannot do without because you still have a lot of things in it. In such cases, one of the best ways to deal is to find temporary storage solutions. There are many companies specializing in this and you can find them easily through a local telephone directory or magazine. All you have to do is store your unwanted belongings with these companies for the duration of your guests’ stay.
Rent out equipment
Now that you have found temporary storage solutions, your home must definitely be full of space. Just because you packed some of your not so good looking stuff away, does not meant that you will have other items to fill those spaces with. This is where you can make use of equipment rentals. There are many home and decoration companies which rent out household items for short durations of time. for example, if your dining table wasn’t all that great and you packed it away for time being, you might be able to rent a dining table from such a company for a couple of days.
Change the layout
When you have more than the usual number of people in your house, the current layout of things might not be the most efficient. The porch swing might not be such an encumbrance when only four people occupy a home, but when there are ten people in the house, such a thing might affect the flow of traffic. So if you think that the layout of the house is going to be cramped when you have guests over, simply change it. Close your eyes for a while and try to imagine alternative ways of maximizing space or giving the illusion of space in your house.