New Year’s Eve is nearly here and we want everyone to enjoy the holiday; however, it’s important to do it safely and responsibly.
But before you put the champagne on ice there are a few things to consider about planning a gathering in your rental property to consider.
To help you, here’s our quick checklist.
1. Create a guest list
With limited space, it’s important that everyone has a place to relax and sit. Nobody wants to be uncomfortable in a crowded space. Your home isn’t meant to be Times Square in New York City. Create a guest list that allows you and some close family or friends to hang out and have a good time without feeling cramped.
2. Set a time
Timing is absolutely everything. Set a beginning and an end for your party. You can always choose to keep things going later if you want, but the last thing you’ll want if you’re tired is to have guests lingering well past their welcome. They need to know when you want them to leave.
3. Be mindful of the noise
Whether in an apartment or a home, please keep the noise of music and guests’ chatter at a level that does not disturb your neighbors. If you live in an apartment building, ask your visitors to be mindful when leaving by talking quietly and not allowing the main entrance door to be slammed shut.
4. Keep everyone safe
As the host, you want to make sure everyone has a good time. But, it’s also important to ensure your guests get home safely, especially if they will be drinking adult beverages. Encourage guests to use a shared transportation service that allows passengers to hail a ride for getting to your party. Have those who do drive give you their keys and consider making plans to offer up a guest room or couch if a ride-sharing service isn’t an option for getting home.
5. Plan your cleanup
Celebrating with family and friends is the absolute best part about having a party. But the worst? Cleaning up. Nobody likes having to clean up after an event. Talk with friends and family beforehand about helping you out after the shindig is over so it isn’t a huge chore after the fact. Maybe you can bribe them with pizza and soda?
You can also look at hiring a professional cleanup company to come in and get things in tip-top shape.
We at Aksarben Property Management hope you have a safe and happy New Year! We are thankful for tenants and clients, and are looking forward to a bright year ahead!