House Guest Commandments

house guest

In two weeks I’ll be visiting my friends in New York for the 5th time this year and while this may seem like a lot of visits, it averaged out to seeing one of my best friends about once every month and a half with the times that she visited Boston. And while we may be getting more comfortable housing the other for weekends at a time, our house guest routines have very much improved over time. Here are some of the rules I go by when staying at one of my friends places:

  1. Thou shalt never show up empty handed. Wine, flowers, or any small token of appreciation is always a must. Note- You do not have to bring said gift with you, but some time during the stay one may be purchased and gifted to the host/hostess.
  2. Thou shalt keep their luggage and belongings in one area so as not to overwhelm their host with their things.
  3. Thou shalt always bring their own phone charger.
  4. Thou shalt always make their bed the next morning, or put away their pull out bed.
  5. Thou shalt always ask if you can go into a different bedroom/private area before entering in case they have stuff that they do not want you to walk into.
  6. Thou shalt offer to help with any and all meals prepared at the place of residence.
  7. Thou shalt get out of bed and start the day when the host/hostess gets out of bed unless previously discussed.
  8. Thou shalt not assume that you can use all their toiletries and bring your own (shampoo, cream rinse, toothpaste, etc.)
  9. Thou shalt clean up space upon exiting the residence and make it look like you were never there.
  10. Thou shalt always text/call the host/hostess upon return home to say that you got home safe and thank them again.

I hope these help and happy house guesting!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. The Sartorial Coquette says:

    haha great post! thou shalt bring they own charger is super important 😉
    Instagram: the_ch1ara

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    1. Haha I thought so too 🙂 thanks!


  2. Anisa says:

    Great list! I would add refill the brita pitcher and for men make sure you remember to put toliet seat down! 😉


    1. Ohh good calls. I hate when my brita is empty!

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