How to Prepare Your Living Room for When Your Grandkids Come to Visit
| Lisa Sitwell
There is no joy quite like that of having grandchildren. Sure, you love your own kids, but your grandchildren are a different kind of special. You get to do all of the spoiling and enjoy only the fun parts of parenting. It's really the best. But when your grandkids want to come visit, it is important that your home — specifically your living room — is as prepared as you are. The following are some tips to help you kid-proof that area.
Grandkids are often like bulls in a china shop — only much cuter. To keep your grandkids from knocking over your furniture, consider anchoring it. According to Viles & Beckman, when installed correctly, using wall anchors to anchor your furniture or bookshelves can help prevent furniture tip-overs. You will be able to rest easy knowing that your furniture won't get damaged and, more importantly, that your lovely little grandbabies are safe and sound.
As much as you love having them visit, grandkids can take a toll on your furniture. When it comes to keeping your couches beautiful in the face of youngsters, being proactive is the best approach. When you pick your couch color, keep your grandkids in mind. Certain colors, for example, might get dirtier sooner than others when the little ones come to visit. For the sake of longevity, opt for darker colors or bright patterns. Otherwise, just be completely certain that they are machine-washable and durable enough to withstand your grandkids.
Protect Your Tables
You don't necessarily have to invest in brand-new furniture because of your grandchildren, but with that being said, you want to be mindful. If your grandkids are on the younger side, they may be more likely to have or cause an accident than older children. Sharp corners can turn those accidents into emergencies. You also don't want your tables to fall victim to little ones who are a little rougher on furniture than you'd prefer. According to Busy Creating Memories, choosing to protect your tables with covers and rounded corner caps is a solution that works while your grandkids are visiting and that you can put away when they leave. You don't have to sacrifice your personal tastes in order to see your favorite people.
Having your grandkids come visit is a joyous occasion! You want to make sure your home is set up and ready for them to have fun. Make the time together memorable for all the right reasons by being proactive about your living room!
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