When Unexpected Company Shows Up At Your Door

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We all love having friends and family come to visit, and when they’re going to be staying for several days, they usually give you enough time to prepare. However, there are times when people give you very short notice, or their circumstances change and they need to stay with you for a few days. At EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we understand how hard it can be to get the house ready at a moment’s notice, but with the right self-storage solutions, you can be prepared for any eventuality. Visit one of our metro-area locations today to learn more!

Have the Guest Room Ready to Go

While you may use the guest room for other purposes, such as a home office, it’s good to keep it ready for anyone who may need to stay. Make sure it’s free of clutter, and always check to see that fresh sheets and blankets are on the bed. If there’s a bunch of stuff in the closet, then move some things out and put them into storage so that guests have somewhere to hang clothes and put their suitcases.

Keep the Driveway Clear

When you know someone is coming to visit, you have time to clean up the outside of the house and make sure things like garden hoses and bikes are put away properly. If someone shows up out of the blue, then they might be greeted with a driveway that’s packed with cars, kids toys, and more. By keeping the driveway clear, you can ensure that there’s an off-street parking spot for your guests, and you won’t have to worry about anything getting run over by a car or truck. If you have a homeowner’s association (HOA), then guests may not be allowed to park on the street after a certain time, and the last thing you want is to get a notice from your HOA.

Have Ready-to-Go Meals

One of the biggest challenges of having unexpected company is feeding everyone. You might have a well-stocked pantry, but when a friend or relative comes by, you don’t want to spend the entire evening making a meal. Your guest may not even be staying the night, but you want to make sure they’re fed while they’re in your home.

Having some ready-to-go meals in the freezer can make life much easier when you have company. You can prepare these meals at the beginning of each month, and have them on hand whenever there’s going to be another person at the dinner table. If guests will be staying the night, then make sure you have breakfast options as well!

A Welcoming Home

Even though unexpected company can be somewhat of an inconvenience for you and your family, you want your home to feel welcoming at all times. By having the guest room ready, keeping the driveway clear, and planning extra meals, you can be prepared for anyone who shows up at your door. If there are things that could be stored somewhere besides the closets or the garage, then let EZ Storage® help you find the perfect self-storage unit.

We have four locations across the St. Louis area, with two more to open very soon. With several unit options to choose from, you can find the size and price that fits your needs. If you have questions about our services, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of our staff members or resident managers. They’re always happy to help however they can, and they can provide the information you need to make the best decision for your belongings.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!