How to Be the Perfect Host or Hostess: 4 Organization Tips Featuring Custom Closets
Published in 4.23.2018
Any time of year can be the perfect time to entertain when your home is organized, stocked, and ready for guests – even when those guests show up unexpectedly. No one wants to be caught looking like an ungracious, unprepared host or hostess. However, with a closet system and an organization plan in place, it’s easy to keep your house ready for visitors.
Here are 4 steps you can take to prepare your home and make sure your guests will have a comfortable experience from the moment they walk through the door:
Make Sure Overnight Guests Have Space to Empty Out Their Suitcases
Help your guests feel more at home by giving them space to empty their bags and keep their traveling gear organized.
Many homeowners install custom closets in their master bedroom but then forget all about their guests. Quality closets in a guest bedroom can be that small but essential finishing touch that shows consideration for the people you’ve invited to stay overnight. Giving your visitors shelves, hanging rods, and drawers so they can fully unpack and keep all their belongings organized will help them unwind, relax, and have a more pleasant time while they’re staying in your home.
Keep Your Bathroom Filled with All the Necessities
A bathroom is typically one of the busiest rooms in a home – and when guests come it will get even busier. However, with a well-thought-out closet system in place, it’s easy to make sure your bathroom stays organized and user-friendly.
Quality closets make it easy to store plenty of towels, toilet paper, soaps, and lotions, so you don’t have to worry about running out, or interrupting your party to have to re-stock. Consider open shelving, which will still keep the room looking fresh, neat, and clean while also making it easy for your guests to help themselves to what they need.
Organize and Put Away Your Own Belongings to Keep Your Home Clutter-Free
No one wants guests walking into a messy house. One of the best ways to make sure your home stays easily organized is to install custom closets, so all your belongings not meant for display can have a place to stay tucked away.
Plywood closets are a great durable solution – they only need to be installed once and then will keep your house organized for years. Now you don’t have to worry about unexpected guests, because it will be easy to keep your home clean and free of clutter on a regular basis.
Stock Your Cabinets with Everything You Need to Entertain – Just in Case
Many homeowners have a wine rack so that they know there will be an extra bottle if unanticipated guests suddenly arrive. But what about everything else that needs to be stocked up for entertaining?
Installing custom cabinets throughout your home makes it easy to have all the essentials on hand. Stash away extra dinnerware and glassware, including the plastic variety so you know you won’t run out. Closets added to a garage can be an extra place for packaged foods and beverages. And custom closets in your halls and spare bedrooms can store not only extra linens, but special extras like robes, socks, and beach coveralls so you’ll always be the perfect host or hostess. Now if your guest count suddenly increases, you can rest assured you’ve got everything you need.
With a little preparation and some quality closets for organization, it’s easy to ensure your home will always be ready for visitors. To find out more about how Modular Closets can help you create custom closets perfect for your home needs, check out our Free Closet Design offer.