The holidays are now upon us. While some people embrace the cheer and goodwill that comes this time of year, others begin to stress out for various reasons – last minute shopping, ugly Christmas sweater isn’t ugly enough, etc.
For a lot of families, the stress comes not in “packages, boxes, or bags,” but rather in getting their homes ready for holiday guests. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for holiday visitors.
Always make sure you have enough room for everyone to sleep. It might be easy to tell your family members, “No, you don’t need to stay in a hotel! You can stay with us!” but in reality, fitting 12 people in a one bedroom apartment isn’t going to work. So, before you say yes, be sure you have enough space.
If you do have enough space, make sure you have plenty of pillows, sheets, blankets, and other things your guests will need to have a good night’s sleep. Also, make sure to leave out fresh towels and wash cloths in case they want to shower before or after bed.
Since you live in your home, you are aware of your surroundings, especially in the dark. Your visitors will not be so fortunate. Be sure to have nightlights or something to help guide your guests to the bathroom and bedrooms after the sun goes down.
If younger children will be visiting, make sure you childproof cabinets, move medicines and toxic cleaners to higher shelves, and hide matches and lighters.
Create Some Rules
This one is probably the hardest of them all. If you have a small kitchen, you need to make sure your family knows only so many people can be in there at one time. Lots of family members will want to “help you” in the kitchen, but it can become dangerous if there are too many cooks. If your family drinks coffee, maybe move the coffee maker to the family room so you don’t have so many visitors.
Remember to Enjoy the Holidays With Your Family
It might be a little stressful, but spending quality time with your loved ones is something you’ll always remember and cherish.
From all of us at Mattress Warehouse, we wish you all the happiest of holidays and a joyful 2017!