Thoughtful Tips To Become The Perfect House Guest
If you have been cordially invited into the house of a friend or family member, look after your manners!
Whether you have been invited over for a leisurely stay, crashing at a friend’s place or going over to visit a family member and stay the night, as a house guest you need to be aware and alert of your manner. You would not want to come across as rude to the people who are feeding you, offering you a good and fun time and letting you sleep under their roof. House guest etiquette matters if you want to be polite and grateful. You have to well-behaved and in constant check of your manners because even you want your house guests to behave the same when you will be on the entertaining side of the door. Here are a few house guest etiquette rules you should follow.
Be Clear About How Long You Will Be Staying
Nobody wants to have house guest that refuses to leave. If you are planning to visit someone and stay for a few days, make sure you let them know beforehand how long would be the duration of your visit. This would help them be mentally prepared. Moreover, make sure that the duration of your visit is convenient for the host as well. Don’t be vague about the duration of your stay or hope to stay longer than you have planned unless you have been offered to do the same. Also, make sure that your stay duration is reasonable and not rudely longer than your hosts would like.
Bring A Thoughtful Gift
Don’t end up at the door of your host unannounced and empty handed. It is always good manners and courtesy to bring a thoughtful gift along with you when you are visiting someone for a stay. After all, they are providing for your comfort. The least you can do is bring them a thoughtful gift. The gift does not have to be anything fancy or extravagant. Even simply flowers or some muffins from the local bakery would say you are grateful.
Be Helpful Around The House
Don’t expect the host to do everything alone including picking after your mess. Don’t just laze around the house all day and let the hosts do everything for you. Instead, help them around the house so that their job of entertaining you becomes a little easier for them.