For any home exchange, you do a thorough clean-up prior to the exchange and lock any sensitive or fragile piece in a room or a closet. Leave clear guidance regarding your house rules, appliances, security, relevant information such as the wifi code, and emergency numbers. Your exchange partners will travel with a suitcase, so you just need to clear a bit of space for them to unpack comfortably. No need to empty the closets. Unlike a rental, an exchange home is warm and welcoming. It makes all the difference.