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How to Prepare Your Home For Your In-Laws

Posted by Erin Wachtel on Oct 11, 2012 12:31:00 PM

With the holidays fast approaching you know what that means? No, not just amazing food and time off work, but the annual in-law visit. Fret not though, our storage units can help make this pressure-filled time a lot more enjoyable.

If you’re hosting friends and family it’s always a good idea to start making room for everyone you plan on hosting ahead of time instead of waiting for everyone to pack your home and then trying to accommodate. If your table sits six, and twenty people are attending your holiday party it’s a smart idea to move some things around in your home to make room for the number of guests you plan on having. Renting a clean and affordable storage unit with tons of great features is a smart move.

Knowing your in-laws are coming ahead of time gives you a leg up. You have time to prepare, so be wise and take advantage of this. If you already have a designated in-law suite that you haven’t touched since last holiday season, now is a good time to revamp the room. Clean it up a bit and even add a hint of modern flare with a new bedspread or some new décor. Your in-laws will certainly be impressed if their room doesn’t look like a dusty, old dungeon.

If you don’t have an established in-law suite but have an extra room that maybe serves as an office or craft room, you can create a makeshift in-law suite by just placing some bulky furniture in storage temporarily and filling the space with all the necessary conveniences, like a bed and a nightstand. Your in-laws will certainly appreciate the gesture which makes it all worthwhile.

It’s essential to remember to take all the items and gifts your in-laws have given you over the years out of storage, dust them and lovingly display them in your home. You don’t want to insult your mother-in-law, after she spent months knitting you a throw that just doesn’t match your home décor, by not having it out. It’s only for a couple of days and the clashing styles won’t matter nearly half as much as pleasing your in-laws.

Surviving the yearly in-law visit doesn’t have to be a punch line in a bad joke, simple things like planning ahead of time, cleaning up, purchasing essential items, and moving bulky furniture into storage can make this family bonding experience one you’ll want to remember. Reserve your storage unit by calling Storage Masters.

Topics: Self Storage Organization

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