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Tips for Hosting Holiday Gatherings With Limited Space


With the holiday season right around the corner, large gatherings for parties and meals are the norm. However, you may look at your home and feel you just don’t have the space to host a party of your own. Don’t be discouraged – CitiWide Storage is here to help. Check out these three tips on how to organize and maximize your living space so you can bring some holiday cheer to the people who matter most.

Set The Mood

When planning a party with limited space, it can be easy to focus all your energy on said space with little regard for atmosphere. Of course, holiday decorations are a must, but you can also create a warm and welcoming environment with music (and it doesn’t take up any extra space!). Some soft background holiday tunes are always a good choice, but don't limit yourself. Create a playlist that works best for you and your guests. Just be sure that your jams are loud enough to help set the mood but low enough that it's not difficult to carry on conversations. Another good trick is lighting. Bright, overhead lighting is a big no-no. Instead, try strategically placed candles and even some rope or string lights to illuminate your space.

Coat Check

In most parts of the country, winter is cold. So if you’re hosting a party, you’re going to need a designated space for coats, scarves, and other outerwear. Depending on the size of the party, you may have the closet space. If not, invest in a coat rack and place it next to the front door. If there’s no space there, then whatever area of the home with the least amount of foot traffic will do.

Get Strategic

When accommodating guests during a party, two requirements are paramount: places to sit and plenty of empty surfaces for food and drinks. For seating, you can always borrow and even rent folding chairs. Now, when it comes to surfaces, you'll need to get inventive. Clear off your bookshelves and window sills and watch how cups and plates find their way to these unlikely places.

Get a CitiWide Storage Unit

Do you live in NYC and need to free up some space for the holidays? CitiWide Self Storage's month-to-month leasing options mean you can celebrate the season with plenty of room for you and yours. Temporarily relocate a few little used furniture pieces or seasonal items from your closet, and you’ve instantly created more space for your holiday decor and guests.

For more great storage tips and suggestions, be sure to check out our other blog posts.

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