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Houseguest Etiquette

How To Be The Perfect Houseguest

Alicia Barnes | Posted 06.02.2016 | Travel
Alicia Barnes

With free lodging however comes the possibility of overstaying your welcome or being a terrible houseguest. Me, I hate to be a burden or rude houseguest, disrupting the flow of things or disturbing them with my vacationing ways. I know if I ever welcomed a friend or family member into my home, I'd want them to be respectful of how I keep my place but also allow them the independence and freedom needed when being on vacation.

How To Turn Your Home Into A Sanctuary For Your Guests

Jacqueline Whitmore | Posted 05.06.2016 | HuffPost Home
Jacqueline Whitmore

Make sure the room is welcoming and not overly fussy. You want your guests to relax, feel at home, and enjoy their time with you. Coziness and cleanliness are key.

The ONE Thing A House Guest Should Know

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.24.2016 | HuffPost Home

Even the most etiquette-averse among us know that there are rules you have to follow when you step into someone's home. Don't show up empty handed, tr...

Here's How Not To Be That Person This Christmas And New Year's Eve

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.23.2014 | HuffPost Home

Ah, family time. It's fertile ground for awkward moments (like when uncle Henry insists on unbuckling his pants after Christmas dinner to "make room f...

Ask the Etiquette Expert: How Can I Be the Perfect Holiday Houseguest?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Diane Gottsman

You may disagree with their politics, television choices or the way they parent their children, but it's not your place to interject your own preferences and particular parenting style. You are a guest, not a voting member of the immediate family. Even if you are the grandmother!

Vacation Home: The Pleasures And Pains Of Hosting Weekend Guests

Felice Shapiro | Posted 10.18.2012 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

I fantasize about being the guest in my own house -- not having to get anyone a meal, not going grocery shopping, just hanging with my husband, and not thinking about anyone else's needs but our own.

The Tao of Houseguesting

Jen Sincero | Posted 01.17.2012 | Style
Jen Sincero

When you're staying with someone, you're more considerate about making noise, cleaning up after yourself, listening to what they say, paying attention to their needs and rising to the occasion even if you're feeling crabby, because you have to.

How To Be The Perfect House Guest

SaavySugar | Posted 09.20.2011 | Women

At the beach, in the mountains or in the big city, being invited to a friend’s place not only lets us catch up with loved ones but also lets us save...