Be a good holiday house guest

November 16, 2017

“Tis the season for house guests.As if the holidays weren’t hard enough.

Oh, I know, you love to visit kith and kin. But sometimes you sense, well, an underlying tension.

It could be because you aren’t being a very good holiday house guest. But never fear. I’ve got some helpful hints here on how to be a good house guest. 

Check them out!

12 comments on “Be a good holiday house guest
  1. I feel like I’m a good guest, but I’m going to check this out anyway. There’s always room for improvement!

  2. Danielle says:

    It is SO important to be a good house guest. You have to remember that while your guests may want you to be comfortable, you still have to have a certain deference to their home. I’ll have to check out these tips.

  3. this is a good reminder! You want to be the best guest ever!

  4. Mimi green says:

    I’ve had very few bad house guest. I also try to be a good house guest. I’m organized and neat so that helps.

  5. Angie says:

    It really is important to be a good house guest when staying with others. I’ll have to check out your tips to see how to be a better one!

  6. Claudia Krusch says:

    I always check with my host before I show up to be sure it is okay to come stay. I try to be a good guest. I like to take my host out for dinner when we are there.

  7. Ruth I. says:

    I am not sure if I am a good house guest but I am sure my parents are. I will check your helpful tips to be a good one!

  8. Belinda says:

    Such a great reminder for those who go visiting. i prefer to stay in my own home haha!

  9. Bad house guests are the worst! I can not stand when people come to my house and let their kids go crazy destroying it!

  10. Bad houseguests drive me NUTS! Especially ones who don’t know when to leave. We’ve had some extend their stay without asking us?!

  11. Elizabeth O says:

    I think the bad house is the worst. I always assure that my guest house is ready for occupancy and clean as well. and these tips are so helpful.

  12. People’s homes are their castles and should be respected as such. Each house guest should appreciate the honor afforded them to be invited to stay over at someone’s house. Of course there are certain protocols which a house gust must observe. I like the suggestions of of offering to pitch in if it’s wanted; don’t if it isn’t and keeping the hosts’s bedroom sacrosanct.

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