This is not Clickbait! According to a new study by DWH reveals the do’s and dont’s of ‘Guestpectations’ which reveals guests should never leave the toilet unflushed. Here, we discuss the appropriate etiquette for when you’re staying with loved ones over the festive period.
Whether you’re hosting or staying with loved ones over Christmas, it’s important to take other people into consideration. Christmas might be the jolliest time of the year, but it can also be the most stressful. With emotions running high, it’s important to keep some key things in mind.
A study by DWH has revealed the top 10 do’s and dont’s as both a guest and a host.
According to the study, guests should always ask before inviting people or pets over, shoes should be taken off at the door, you should help with housework such as cooking, cleaning and stripping the bed sheets before leaving. Guests should also go to bed at the same time as the host, ask before taking food/drink and should bring the host a gift.
In terms of what guests shouldn’t do, it was revealed that 88% of hosts would be offended if they caught you snooping through their belongings and over 49% would be offended if you turned the heating on without asking.
Other no-no’s include smoking in the house, leaving the toilet unflushed, expecting the host to do everything for you and putting your feet on the furniture.
If you’re the host with the most, there are things that are expected of you, as the study shows that the expectations of the guests include everything from a tour of the area, home cooked meals, tea & coffee on tap and of course your beloved Wi-fi password.
Big No-no’s from hosts include a bad homely scent, an unclean bathroom, untidiness and asking guests to sleep on a blow up mattress. High maintenance guests may also object to having pets, children and following a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Who knew there were so many rules? The most important advice, is to be respectful of others. Enjoy Christmas and your loved ones without worrying too much about guest or host etiquette. If you have an issue, it might be worthwhile waiting until after the festive season so not to cause any ‘bad blood’ at the happiest time of the year.
Will you be extra careful to flush the toilet this Christmas?
All images and facts are curtesy of DWH.