You Ain’t Got to Go Home! How to Be a Great House Guest

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10. Say Thank You

Again, goes without saying – but you’d be surprised how many people will just bounce from someone’s home after they’ve been well taken care of without saying “thank you,” let alone “I truly appreciate you opening your home to me.” Just because you stayed with close friends or family doesn’t mean you can omit showing your gratitude. Staying with a friend or family is a privilege, not a right – and if you honor your friendships and relationships, you’ll thank your host for accommodating you. Call or text them when you arrive home letting them know you made it home safely and that you appreciate them for allowing you to stay. You can even send a hand written note to let your host know that you had a great time. It’s all in good manners and a sure way to get invited again.

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