Getting Organized for Summer Guests

Grandmother, mother, daughter having fun outdoors

Even though this summer might have fewer people traveling than in other years, you might still have friends or relatives coming to stay with you for a few days. At EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh, we can help you get the house organized and ready for guests by providing you with an affordable and convenient self-storage unit. We offer competitive prices on all of our spaces, and with three locations across the greater metro area, it’s easy to find a unit that’s close to home. Visit us today to learn more!

Cleaning the Living Room

With certain entertainment options such as restaurants and outdoor attractions being closed or at limited capacity this summer, you’ll likely have to entertain your guests yourself. The living room is already a place where your family comes together to talk, play games, and watch TV, and it’s important to make sure it’s ready for a few more people.

Giving the living room a deep clean, including dusting, vacuuming, and wiping down all the furniture, can make it feel fresh and inviting. You may also want to rearrange the furniture for a better seating arrangement that’s more conducive to group activities and conversation. If you have any furniture that you want to store in order to create more space in the living room, we can help you find the ideal spot.

Getting the Guest Room Ready

Your guests will obviously need a place to sleep, and it may have been several months since you truly cleaned the guest room. It’s a good idea to make sure the bed is ready to go with clean sheets and blankets, and that the dresser, wardrobe, closet, and other storage spaces in the room have spots for your guests’ belongings. The last thing you want is for a guest to try to store their suitcase in the closet, only to find they can’t get the door open!

It’s also a good idea to check the arrangement of the guest room, based on the age of your visitors. If your elderly parent or grandparent is coming to stay with you, you might need to move the dresser closer to the bed or move the bed against a different wall so that it’s not as far from the door. If you need to move anything big out of the space, such as a wardrobe, we can help you keep it safe for as long as you need.

Rearranging the Garage

For summer guests who plan on staying for several days, it can be nice to offer them a place to park their vehicle. If you have a two-car garage, but you only use one stall for parking and the other for storage, it might be beneficial to clear the second stall for your guest’s car or truck. This will protect their vehicle from the elements, as well as give you the opportunity to go through some boxes and tubs that haven’t been touched in some time.

As you’re sorting through the belongings in your garage, take the time to decide what can be kept in the garage, what could be moved into storage, and what could be tossed or donated. You’ll likely be surprised at what you find in those boxes you haven’t opened in years, and it can be fun to rediscover old memories and family heirlooms. For anything you want to keep safe for the foreseeable future, self-storage can be the way to go.

Rent Storage Today

If you’re getting ready for some house guests this summer, let EZ Storage® help you make more room. We have several storage units available to rent, and we can help you decide which space is right for you. We offer month-to-month leases on every unit, so you only pay for the time you need. At the end of the summer, when the last guest has left, you can come and pick everything up and take it home.

We look forward to meeting you!