Making Space for Long-Term House Guests

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This summer is shaping up to be one that no one will forget, for many reasons. At EZ Storage® in Philadelphia, we know that 2020 has brought about many changes for many people, including changes in employment status, living situations, and more. If you or someone in your family is looking to move this summer, even temporarily, and there’s a need for a self-storage unit, our team is here to help. We offer affordable and convenient storage options across the greater metro area, making it easy to find a unit that’s close to home.

Perhaps you’re having a friend or family member who’s coming to stay with you for a few months this summer. Their job or living situation has changed, and they need somewhere to call home for a certain period of time. You’ve discussed it with them, and it’s been decided that the best option is for them to live with you. If that’s the case, then there are some steps you can take to get the house ready for a long-term guest.

Setting Up a Guest Room

First and foremost, it’s important to make sure that the guest bedroom is ready to go. You may not have a dedicated guest room, but there are ways that you can get creative with sleeping arrangements. If you have kids, you could have them share a room for the time being, while your guest takes the now vacant bedroom.

If there are no bedrooms to spare, think about where you could set up a sleeping space that offers some privacy, such as the family room or the home office. A room with a door that can be closed can help your guest feel more at home, but if that’s not a possibility, consider putting up a curtain or divider that separates their sleeping area from the rest of the space.

Creating More Storage Space

A long-term house guest is likely going to have more than just a few suitcases and an overnight bag. They may have boxes and tubs full of belongings, since they had to move out of their previous house or apartment. Since they’ll be staying with you for an extended period, it’s good to offer them a place to store their belongings.

Clearing out space in the basement or garage can help them feel more at ease, since they know their things are protected. You can also offer the option of renting a storage unit with them, splitting the cost and putting some of your belongings in the space, along with theirs. We offer monthly leases on all of our units, so you and your house guest can rent a space for as long as you need.

Visit Us Today

At EZ Storage®, our goal is to take the stress out of finding a self-storage unit and help you feel confident that your belongings are safe and secure. If you have a long-term guest coming to stay with you this summer, and you need to put some things into storage to make room for them, we’d love to help you. We can also help your guest find an affordable storage solution that keeps their things safe while they take time to plan their next steps.

With five locations in and around Philadelphia, we can provide the perfect storage space for however long you or your guest need. All of our offices are open and allowing access during normal business hours, but please call first for details on public health guidelines and restrictions. Above all, we want you to feel safe any time you visit our storage office or access your storage unit.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!