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Furl’s 5 Top Tips For How to Organise Storage For Guests

Does the thought of having friends or family come to stay stress you out? Especially if you’ve not got a lot of space. We’re here to help with this post on how to organise storage for guests staying,

When you’re about to welcome friends or family into your spare room, understanding how to organise storage for your guests can help create a ‘home away from home’ ambiance.

Maybe you’re making plans for family staying over Christmas. Or an old friend from your university days is in town, and it’s been ages since you’ve caught up! You don’t want them to have to stay in a hotel, so you offer them your guest room. For new parents, it can be a huge help when parents or in-laws come to stay.

Whatever the reason, planning how to organise storage for guests before they arrive can make the whole experience easier and less stressful for you and them.

In this blog, we will explore various ingenious and practical ways of arranging storage designed to cater to guests staying, making their stay even more relaxed, convenient, and enjoyable. Let’s make the most out of every nook and cranny, shall we?

How to organise storage for guests and a guest room

When hosting guests in your home, it is important to make sure their stay is as comfortable as possible. Providing organised storage for guests is a great way to ensure this. If someone is only staying for a night or two, then this isn’t as much of an issue; it’s when a family member or friend is staying a week, two, or even longer when you’ve got to think of practical storage considerations.

At the same time, where do you put everything you were storing in this room to make space for your guests?

That’s where Furl comes in. With our innovative and space-saving range of storage beds, sofa beds, ottoman beds, and fold-away desks (if you’re using the room as an office during the day), we solve your storage problems and give your guests a great night’s sleep every night!

Storage beds that lock for guests
Storage beds that lock for guests

5 Tips to Organise Storage For Guests

Here are five ways to organise your storage for guests staying.

1. Declutter your small guest room

Having guests stay over is usually enjoyable (unless it’s an in-law you can’t stand or under difficult circumstances), but it can also be quite stressful when it comes to organising storage. To keep things simple and stress-free, here are some tips for making sure your guests have enough storage during their stay:

Firstly, take the time to declutter the room of any unnecessary items that you don’t want to get in the way. This will help to create more space and make the room look bigger and more inviting. Put away anything you’d normally dump in this room.

Secondly, create extra storage in the room if possible. This could be as simple as a bedside table with drawers or an ottoman box for blankets, pillows, bedding, and towels. Making use of wall space is also a great way to store items such as towels, bedding, and coats. Invest in shelves and hooks to keep things neat and tidy.

Thirdly, invest in containers and storage baskets to separate items and make them easier to find. This will help to make the room more organised and easier to navigate. Place a bin in the room for rubbish and recycling.

Finally, one of the best ways to maxamise storage and comfort in this room is a Furl storage bed: get the best of both worlds. Huge storage and the most comfortable sleep a guest could ever get! If you’ve not got enough space for that, then a Furl sofa bed doesn’t come with storage but will give your guests an amazing night’s sleep.

Furl ILLUSION storage bed for guests
Storage beds for guests

2. Invest in multi-functional storage and sleeping furniture

When hosting guests in your home, it’s important to ensure you make the most of the space you’ve got for storage and sleeping arrangements available.

Invest in multi-functional furniture such as a storage bed or ottoman bed with storage to provide extra sleeping space and storage for everything you’d normally store in this room. You can even buy one ready-made if you’re in a hurry!

Make use of vertical space for storage – install shelves or cupboards on walls to make the most of the space available. Keep bedside tables to a minimum to create more room, and opt for storage solutions such as hanging shelves or bedside cabinets.

Storage solutions such as storage boxes, baskets, and crates can also be stored under the bed and made use of, especially if you’re investing in a Furl storage bed: Here’s a blog about how to make the most of this space and organise under-bed storage.

3. Maximise vertical space

Maybe you’ve never had to think about using your walls for other than pictures. But, this can prove a valuable storage area. Tall bookcases and wall-mounted multi-level shelves are a great way to maximise the use of the available space.

Floor-to-ceiling shelves can also create maximum storage and provide a safe place for guests to store their items.

If there is limited space available, storage containers with a small footprint can help to store items in tight spaces. Hooks on walls can also be used to hang items such as coats and bags. Stackable crates and drawers are also a great way to store items efficiently and keep the room neat and organised.

Storage beds for guests

4. Optimise closet or wardrobe space

Organising storage for guests staying at your home can be a challenge. To maximise the space available, consider using shelving and storage boxes to make the most of the vertical space in any closet or wardrobe you have in that room. Hang clothing items vertically to save space and utilise suitcases or other items that can be stored out of the way. To make the most of the wardrobe, consider adding additional hooks and hangers to store items like coats and hats. Use the back of the door space to hang items like scarves and ties.

The top shelf of the closet is a great place for storage boxes, while the bottom of the closet can be used for suitcases and other large items. If needed, install additional shelves or drawers to make sure all items are stored away safely.

Clear storage boxes are also a great way to store items like shoes and accessories while keeping them organised and visible. With a few simple steps, you can ensure that your guests’ belongings are kept safe and sound.

5. Make room for luggage

Clear out cupboards, closets, and other areas to make room for luggage. Additionally, you should consider adding shelving, racks, or extra hooks to the walls to provide extra storage solutions.

Conveniently, if you’ve got a Furl storage bed, either your suitcases can go under the bed and be used to store things, or your guest’s clothes and other things can be put away in the room, and their suitcases go neatly under the bed.

Organise storage beds for guests and somewhere to storge suitcases
Organise storage beds for guests and somewhere to storge suitcases

Looking for a storage bed for guests?

When it comes to storage beds for guests, Furl has a variety of choices available in every size, with different opening mechanisms and an impressive amount of storage space you can use.

We’ve designed ours to open all the way, so the space at the back (closest to the headboard) is just as accessible as the storage space underneath. They’re easy to lift, and you can even have an electronic opening mechanism, too.

Furl beds, like the Illusion, appear as though they have no storage at all but actually contain a massive amount of storage. The Low storage bed is great for tiny bedrooms – it sits low to the ground, so it can provide ample storage without looking like it fills the space in the room.

We hope this post was useful for picking a guest room storage bed and making the most of how to organise storage for guests.