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30 Things You Need To Do Before Houseguests Arrive

PureWow | Posted 07.07.2016 | HuffPost Home

Peanut allergies, crippling fears of germs, abominable political views--houseguests can be full of surprises. Put your best self--and home--forward wi...

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...

Faithful Shopper: Fine Furnishings

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.29.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With the holidays coming, now is the time to spruce up your home for the inevitable dinners, parties and houseguests that are sure to show up on your ...

The Thing 14 Percent Of House Guests Do Will Probably Keep You Up At Night

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.04.2014 | HuffPost Home

Summer's synonymous with entertaining, and while we used to think of "entertaining" as, well, the perfect opportunity to mix up a cocktail, try our ha...

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!

Over-Thanking It

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Jeanne Martinet

To have good manners is to consider the emotional well-being of someone besides yourself, which is why I have often emphasized the importance of saying "thank you" to anyone who has done something for you. But is it possible to thank someone too much?

WATCH: Serious Drama With 19 Family Members Under 1 Roof

OWN | Posted 08.06.2013 | OWN

Carrie and Will, a Maryland couple who have been married for 34 years, were living with their son, daughter and grandchild when Will invited 14 of his...

Horror in the Guest Room

Jeanne Martinet | Posted 08.12.2013 | Style
Jeanne Martinet

When my hostess wanted to know if I would mind sharing a room, I just assumed she meant with another human. "Be careful not to get too close to the b...

6 Things You Shouldn't Say When Visiting Your Adult Children

Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 04.12.2013 | Fifty
Anthonia Akitunde

Sometimes a well-meaning observation can just be annoying no matter the person's relation to you. Though we can't quite pull "My house, my rules" rank (you're still our parents after all), here is a list of six things you should never say to your adult children when you're visiting them.

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.

Man Against Bedbug

Michael Colongione | Posted 03.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

Treatment Preparation: How to Do-it-Yourself or Assist a Professional You've read it in your local papers and have seen it on TV stations nationwide ...

The Quest for the Perfect Babka

Jordana Zizmor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jordana Zizmor

Babka is a yeast cake usually filled with moist layers of chocolate or cinnamon. It originated in Eastern Europe and is similar to a coffee cake but much richer and not as sweet.