Overnight


When it comes to house guest etiquette, you’d think that some of the most basic rules would go without saying, wouldn’t you? In an ideal world, this wouldbe the case… except that we do not live in an ideal world. We live in a world where many things that should be no-brainers are, for some reason… not.

But hey, at least we don’t have to suffer alone. If you’ve ever had an absolutely terrible house guest, no doubt you’ll sympathize greatly with everyone who contributed to our AskReddit etiquette thread du jour. Simply titled, “What is something a guest did at your home that shocked you?”, it chronicles some of the worst house guests in history: People who wouldn’t leave, thieves in the night, mind-blowing instances of inconsiderateness, and — perhaps most disturbingly — some of the grossest WTF moments I’ve ever read. Seriously, you guys. This thread is not for the faint of heart, so if you’re easily squicked out… consider yourselves warned.

At least we can put the thread to good use, though. On top of being an excellent place to commiserate with fellow put-upon hosts, it’s also a wealth of information about how not to be the house guest from hell. We could all use a few reminders about how to behave in someone else’s home, so let’s take a few minutes to look over some incredibly important do’s and don’ts. The bottom line: If you wouldn’t like someone doing whatever you’re doing to you, then don’t do it to them. Simple, no?

Lindsay Tella5 Tips for Being a Good Overnight Guest

Recently a friend from the past was driving through our area on a road trip, so we invited him to stay the night.
……Lindsay Tella

 

DEBBY MAYNEThank You Note Samples to the Host of an Overnight Visit

Job interviews, meetings with new clients and important presentations call for business professional attire ……DEBBY MAYNE

 

Dana Holmes Overnight Guest Gift Etiquette

Whether you’re crashing at your friend’s house for one night, or staying with relatives over a long holiday weekend……Dana Holmes

 

Louise ArmstrongHouseguest etiquette – Ten tips that will get you invited back

When I was ten, my family emigrated from Scotland to Canada. Both of my parents had large extended families and we were the only people any of them knew who lived in the “new world”.……Louise Armstrong

 

Abby StoneThe Rule for Guests: How Many? How Long?

Summer’s the prime time for visiting friends and for them to visit you.……Abby Stone

 

KIM FUSAROHow to Be a Good Houseguest

Staying with a friend or family member is a great way to save some money when you travel. ……KIM FUSARO

 

 Liana Maitland5 Rules Of Etiquette When Staying At Someone’s House

At one time or another during our lives, we are graciously offered house room by someone else, whether it be for a sleepover, family reunions or one friend helping another avoid hotel room fees.…… Liana Maitland

 

How to Be a Good House Guest

When visiting someone’s home, whether they’re a close family member, a friend, or a colleague, it is important to be a gracious guest. ……Read More