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Don’t Break These Unspoken Rules as a Summer Houseguest

Learn how to be a respectful, kind guest this vacation

If you’re traveling on a budget this summer, being a houseguest is definitely the way to go. Not spending money on hotels gives you a larger budget for food and activities. Plus, popping in to visit your friends and family across the world allows you to see your loved ones and have fun at the same time.

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But by being a houseguest, you miss out on certain luxuries of staying at a hotel. More importantly, there are tons of tiny things you need to do to be respectful to your gracious hosts.

If you’re an infrequent houseguest, you may be unaware that there are certain rules you need to follow. Sure, nearly everyone knows that you shouldn’t leave your dirty clothes on the floor, snoop in your host’s medicine cabinet, or eat their fridge clean, but being a polite, friendly, and courteous houseguest requires a lot more than the bare minimum.

For instance, bringing along your own toiletries, being an open an honest communicator, and offering a small, thoughtful gift are all must-dos for being a summertime houseguest. (You may just not have known that yet. You’re welcome.) If you still want to learn more unspoken guidelines for being the best-ever guest, click here for 15 rules you absolutely should not break.

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