Monday, November 29, 2010

The Perfect Houseguest

Houseguest Etiquette

Be the perfect houseguest and you will surely be invited back again.

  • Always take a well-thought-out gift and present it upon arrival to show your appreciation. Such thoughtfulness makes a great first impression! 
  • Do not eat, drink, or use anything without asking first. 
  • Find out immediately where your host wants you to park your vehicle during the daytime and overnight. 
  • Never invite a guest or take a pet without discussing with your host or hostess. Your host may not love Fi-Fi or Benji as much as you do! 
  • Refrain from smoking in someone else’s home. Always ask for an acceptable place you can smoke. 
  • Do not expect to be waited on or served. Always offer to help with the household duties. For example, be sure to make your bed each day, keep the bathroom and other areas you use clean, and ask what to do with used towels and laundry. 
  • Offer to buy groceries and/or pay for an evening out when you have an extended stay (more than three days). 
  • Always (always!) send a thank-you note immediately after your visit. 
  • Do not overstay your welcome. If you have the feeling it’s time to go, it probably is! 


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