We have probably all been there at some point in our lives; that occasion when we need to let someone stay in our home overnight. If you have a party which ends late, you have family to stay over the holiday season or a friend just needs a bed for the night, then you may be wondering what is the best way to arrange sleeping for the extra people.
The truth is that you have a few options, including pointing people to some available floor space and leaving them to their own devices. This may happen a lot after parties, but it doesn’t exactly make you the best host in world. One of the options you may want to consider is air mattresses. You can read more about air mattresses here. We are going to take a look at using air mattresses and a couple of other options you may want to consider if you have overnight guests, and you have no actual beds to spare.
Using air mattresses
One of the major benefits of using air mattresses to accommodate overnight guests is that you can have them on hand all the time but you don’t need to inflate them until you actually need them. This means that they are really easy to store. Air mattresses do have a reputation for being uncomfortable but that does not have to be the case. There are ways that you can improve the comfort of the air mattress so that you guest gets a good night’s sleep.
Using a sofa bed
One of the major advantages of using a sofa bed is that you get the benefit of your investment all the time. If your accommodation is really small you can even have a sofa bed as your main form of seating. This means that you can accommodate a guest without needing a lot of floor space to do so. Sofa beds come in all shapes, sizes and price ranges so you will be able to find a product that best suits your individual needs.
The cheapest option for accommodating a guest is to let them share your bed. This may not be the best solution if the guest is someone you don’t know well. It may also not be too well received by the guest themselves. If you do decide on the bed sharing option then you may need to be prepared for a certain amount of encroachment when people move in the night, and for annoying habits such as snoring. Often bed sharing comes in handy as an emergency option, if the overnight stay was unexpected and you don’t have any other facilities.
It’s probably best if you have some sort of facility for accommodating friends and family overnight. If you have a sofa bed or air mattress at the ready, then you are not going to be faced with the prospect of sharing your bed with your very drunk best mate when you have been socialising at the local pub and they can’t drive home.