Go From Storage Room to Guestroom in 3 Steps
Expecting guests at home anytime soon? If they’re spending the night and you don’t have an extra room but have a storage room, then you might want to consider converting it into a nice guestroom.
Rather than have guests sleep on the couch or the family den, a storage room can be cleaned out and organized.
Just follow these simple steps in turning your storage room into a comfortable room for your guests’ pleasurable stay and your peace of mind.
Sort and Clear Your Storage Room
If the room is currently used as your storage space for items you’ve been keeping for a long time (and have not used for a while), then it’s time to start sorting and clearing stuff.
Go over the contents of the room and decide which ones to keep, donate, sell or assign a new place for. Have boxes ready so you can easily move the things around.
Once all the sorting is done and clutter is disposed of or moved to its rightful locations, open your windows to air the room out.
Get Down and Dirty
Once you’ve managed to clear the room of clutter, you’ll see all the dusting, wiping, and vacuuming that needs to be done. If you feel a coat of paint is needed, now is the time to take care of it.
Once you’re done with clearing the room and painting it, it’s time to get down to business and dust, wipe down, and vacuum the entire room.
You want to prepare the room for sleeping in, so cleanliness is your first priority. Scrub down the room, wipe any grimy surfaces and give the room a run with your vacuum. All this cleaning will do wonders and transform the look of the room!
Clutter Out, Bed In
Once the room has been cleared out and cleaned, consider the type of sleeping arrangement you want to create for your guests.
Do you have an extra futon that can be moved into the room? Are you considering an air mattress that you can easily set up?
If you decide to permanently convert the room into a guest room, then you will need to invest in a nice, comfortable mattress, headboard, and other room furniture to give it the look and atmosphere you desire.
Get Comfy and Cozy
After deciding on the sleeping arrangements and doing the necessary shopping for the room, consider how you can make the room extra cozy for your guests.
Clean sets of sheets, fluffy, comfy pillows, curtains, and warm lighting are just a few of the things that can make a room feel cozier.
Make sure that the room has enough closet or drawer space for those who will stay for a couple of days, and consider books and magazines nearby for your guests to read.
Indeed, preparing for guests is a great way to de-clutter and clean up that storage room you’ve been meaning to work on.
With a focused mind plus an eye for detail, your house guests will appreciate the extra effort and comfort you’ve created for them in in your home!