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Five Tips for Surviving Holiday House Guests

Five Tips for Surviving Holiday House Guests Everyone’s favorite time of the year is just around the corner! The holidays mean good food, fun traditions and quality time with loved ones. Who doesn’t love that? The holidays also mean relatives from out of town invading your home, cramped spaces and long lines for the bathroom. The struggle is real during the holidays. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Whether you have a mountain cabin, a cozy home or a loft in the city, this holiday season is the perfect time to offer your guests more than an air mattress and your living room floor. Check out 5 space-saving tips for surviving holiday guests in your home.

1. Clear out the clutter

Whether you have a living room, basement or home office with a little extra room, holiday visitors are the perfect reason to declutter your space. Best-selling author, Mari Kondo, has amazing tips for clearing out clutter in your home. Freeing your space of extraneous piles will help you feel more prepared to take on holiday guests in your home. And the best part is that you can enjoy the benefits of an organized space all year round.

2. Save some room in the closet for luggage

Out of sight, out of mind. Make sure to leave space in a spare closet for your guest’s luggage. Your guests will feel more at home if they don’t have to live out of their suitcase, and your home will feel more spacious without suitcases taking up floorspace.

3. Invest in a murphy bed

Inflatable mattresses and sleeping bags aren’t going to cut it anymore. Your guests wake up grumpy after an uncomfortable night of sleep. You’re stuck tripping over the mattress or sleeping bag that remains strewn on the floor. The Murphy Bed is a game changer. Murphy Beds can be transformed back into wall space, into a desk, or even a sofa. Cabinetry such as a closet cabinet can be added that allows you to transform your space to exactly what you need when you need it.

4. Make the most of vertical space

Your walls can help you save room when floor space is at a premium. Install closet cabinets with drawers and shelves so your guests can organize their belongings within reach without having to leave them all over the floor. This is especially helpful if your spare room or living space doesn’t feature any extra storage.

5. Keep things minimal

Less is definitely more when it comes to accommodating houseguests for the holidays. Make sure every piece of furniture you invest in serves multiple purposes – like a murphy bed. The best part is you don’t have to sacrifice style in order to save space. If you’re ready to upgrade your space in time for the holidays, schedule a complimentary consultation with Smart Spaces today!