I would love some advice from the Offbeat Homies! My guy and I work from home — well, I work from home, he works from the shop in the barn behind our house, and it’s SUPER awesome. People drop by all the time, and it’s not unusual to have folks over 3-7 nights a week (people stay over 1-3 nights a week).
I come from a pretty traditional background and a clean freak mom so having an open house like this REALLY stressed me out, because I wanted the house to be clean and have snacks out etc. I’ve relaxed my standards significantly and now I’m wondering what kind of life-hacks I should be using to be prepared for guests? What should I stock in the pantry to make last minute cheap/fast meals? How can I keep the floors from being a muddy mess? How do I let my inner clean freak go and enjoy the company?
The first question to ask yourself is whether your inner neat-freak is the problem: do you WANT to have all these people over? It’s perfectly acceptable to draw boundaries around guests and visitors. Assuming that you want the company, we’ll open it up to Homies: what tips do you have for keeping your home ready for drop-in guests?