If you’re worried about hosting visitors at your home during the festive period due to the lack of space, Safestore self storage is providing some top tips on how to make the most of the space that you do have and enjoy Christmas (almost) stress free!
Declutter your furniture:
Get rid of any furniture you don’t need whilst your guests are staying. This could mean temporarily moving extra pieces like large ornaments, lamps and side tables to another room to make more space for seating or mingling. You could even use Safestore self storage to store items for a short while.
Blow up beds:
For guests who are staying over, camp beds or air mattresses are great for a short stay without taking up much room when not in use. If your guests must sleep in the living room, invest in a folding screen for privacy especially if you need to walk by in the morning.
Feeding the masses:
Use Tupperware boxes or add racks and undershelf baskets to your fridge and kitchen cupboards to create functional space so you can stack rather than pile up the food.
Create a buffet station:
Rather than serving a meal sitting down at the dinner table, create a buffet style area for food where people can serve themselves and then find a space to sit down – they could even use the stairs!
Use a Lazy Susan:
Free up space on a table by using a turntable to hold a few sauces and condiments where they’ll still be easy to grab by everyone.
Instead of playing musical chairs due to lack of seating, invest in some affordable folding chairs. You could even decorate these or add some upholstered pads to fit your Christmas theme.
If you have any other ideas on how to make more room for visitors over the Christmas period, let us know below.
Read more at http://www.safestore.co.uk/blog/2015/12/make-more-room-at-the-inn/