We see when visiting someone’s home, whether they’re a close family member as well as a friend, or a colleague, it is important to be a gracious guest in most cases. Their manners could make all the difference between a pleasant stay as well as a disastrous one. We see that to be polite to ensure that their stay is enjoyable both for themselves and their hosts. They can make use of a Live class or Online class to be able to connect with friends and family. They must be specific with the dates of arrival and departure. They don’t keep their visit open-ended. We see that they don’t need to book an airline reservation before they first discuss it with their host. If their host has agreed to certain dates, they must not try to add on to those dates without discussing it and respect that their host may have to discuss the stay with their spouse or housemate as well.
They must also avoid overstaying their visit. Even though they have been graciously invited into their home, their hosts may have rearranged their normal routines on their behalf as well. We see that their hospitality also requires their investment of time, energy, and money in most cases. If they are staying for a period longer than three days, they must consider putting the arrangement on a business footing, as well as find ways to leave and stay elsewhere for a few days to give their hosts some private time. They must be respectful of the host’s time as well. They must not show up earlier than the time they had agreed upon. Their host may not be ready for that and an early arrival could inconvenience them considerably. If for some unforeseen reason, they are caught in an earlier connection or they had an extra day’s vacation and want to arrive earlier, they can call them first. They must also avoid showing up later than they have promised. We know that this may upset many hosts who worry about what might have happened to them as well. If they are delayed for any reason, call them and explain which is a good way. They must remember to communicate clearly about comings and goings at the same time. If they will not be with their hosts all the time, they must discuss their plans beforehand to make sure that they will not inadvertently inconvenience them as well. They must not leave their home, even for a short outing, without telling them at the same time. Their host should not have to guess whether they went out or not. They must be quiet when arriving back late, and, if given a key, use it at the same time. They must turn out the lights and check to make sure that the door is locked behind them as well. They must be flexible with their time. We see that the living space designed to accommodate them on a short-term, temporary basis is the full-time home of their host. They must make a conscious effort to adapt to their preferences and patterns in the same way. We see that to be clear, ask about their expectations of them during their stay. They must ask if they are expected to share meals with them or at which time they would prefer them to turn out the lights. We see that it is especially important to accept that others have to live in the house, too as well. They must remember to share the household bathroom respectfully in a similar manner. If the house only has one bathroom, they must ask when it is convenient for them to use it. They must also see consideration as it is. also expected if they are sleeping in a living area near the only bathroom to remember, others may need to use it after they go to bed as well. They must make sure to ask before helping themselves to food. They must avoid taking the last of anything, especially the last of leftovers that are not easily reproduced or taken, or expensive items as well.