Hosting Guests? Make Sofa Outlets Easily Accessible

It's the most wonderful time of the year... and it's couch-surfing season, y'all! If you find your apartment is playing hotel for friends or family on this Thanksgiving weekend (or even through New Year's Day), play the role of the gracious host and make them—and their rechargeable devices—feel welcome.

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Things like giving your guests the WiFi password or making sure the thermostat is comfortable can go a long way, but the easiest way to make guests feel at home is just to open up two things: Your heart and your outlets.

Whether you've got a cozy little 1-bedroom apartment, or just too many welcome guests, you're probably putting somebody—a friend, your brother—on the couch for their weekend visit. Why not go the extra mile and make sure that you've given them easy access to the outlets around the sofa to charge up their phone, tablet or iPod while they snooze? They'll appreciate the gesture, especially if they rely on their phone as an alarm clock.

If your limited outlets are being hogged by nonessential devices like lamps or a nightlight, unplug before guests arrive to give them plenty of open outlets. And if your outlets are hidden behind your heavy couch, a USB extender can go a long way.


(Images: Taryn Fiol)