Q: We often have house-guests in our small, one-bedroom apartment. I think we should offer them our bed and sleep on the pull-out couch in the living room, but my husband disagrees. Who’s right?
A: Your instincts are correct in wanting guests to be as comfortable as possible, but your husband wins this one. If you insist that you want to sleep on the couch, your company will surely feel they’re putting you out, and that’s not good. The only time you should vacate your bedroom is when a visitor has special needs: an elderly relative or a friend with a broken leg or a bad back. But if your convertible sofa is totally awful, you might want to hold off having houseguests until you can replace it with a cozier one.