Who doesn’t like having a house party? You might think that you usually need a reason to have a party in your home, such as celebrating a birthday or someone’s engagement. But, if you’re in the mood for partying, that can be reason enough! As you might expect, parties can sometimes get a bit wild and so it makes sense to do some preparation before the big event kicks off especially if your home is owned by someone other than you, like a landlord or your parents, for example.
So, what should you do to prepare your home for a big party? Well, it turns out there are a few steps you should take before the main event. Here’s what you need to do to ensure a safe and successful house party:
Clean up the party areas
When people have a party in their homes, they should first clean up the areas where people are likely to chill, congregate, or visit briefly. These are typically the downstairs landing, living room, kitchen, and bathroom (or downstairs toilet).
You don’t need to carry out a deep clean because you’ll need to clean up those areas the day after your party ends! Some light dusting, vacuuming, and cleaning of surfaces and windows will suffice. If you have a pet dog or cat, be sure to vacuum sofas and chairs in case any of your guests are allergic to pet hairs (or don’t want them on their clothing)!
Put into storage any valuable items
Sometimes the inevitable will happen, and things might get broken by accident at your home. The likelihood of that increases when you have a plethora of people in your home dancing the night away! That’s why it makes sense to put any expensive items into self storage in Horsham – or wherever you live in the country.
Examples of the types of things to put into storage include:
- Fine china, antiques, rare collectable items;
- Items made of precious metals or valuable minerals;
- Family heirlooms.
Make it easy for guests to dispose of rubbish
If you don’t want your home to turn into a giant dustbin, it makes sense to provide a clear location to dispose of rubbish or to recycle items. In your kitchen, for example, you could have a bin liner for general waste, a blue sack for cardboard and paper, and a green sack for plastic bottles. That way, you can keep any leftover rubbish around your home to a minimum and do your bit for the environment at the same time!
Make your home smell nice
Last, but not least, it goes without saying that your abode should make all guests feel welcome the moment they walk into it. The last thing you want is for people to make comments about how your home smells like something (or someone) died in it recently!
You can buy battery-powered air fresheners that spray a burst of some scent every so often. Be sure to aim those air fresheners away from people’s line of sight.