By Kevin Stevens, Networx
Tick tock, tick tock: The clock is running and the in-laws will be here in one week! For those that live far away from family, these visits have more significance than those who might get a visit every week or two. Here is how I prepare my house for a visit from the in-laws.
Busy Lives and Priorities
Like most people, life can get pretty busy and taking on some extra chores means something else has to give. In both of my brothers’ cases it might mean the cleaning service comes in for an extra day; for me it means a little less sleep since our Denver-area cleaning service is my sweetie and me. This is one of a handful of differences in how people prepare for guests.
For us being mountain recluses, overnight guests are pretty rare and chances are the guest room has transitioned into its more natural state of entropy. We still call the guest room “shipping and receiving” as it tends to collect boxes and packaging from what might have arrived from UPS in the last few weeks or months. It also contains some of the overflow from our pantry.
As the least used room in the entire house, it tends to take the lowest priority. The saying “out of sight, out of mind” holds true here.