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9 Ways to Deal with Annoying House Guests ...

By Melanie

Unfortunately, with annoying house guests, you are not able to call the exterminator. Therefore, you have to learn how to deal with them. I know, I know, you don’t want to, but before you know it, it’ll all be over. In the meantime, I am going to give you 9 ways to deal with annoying house guests …

9 Be Honest

If there is something that you do not like that your house guest is doing, then just be honest with them. We all know that in the end, honesty really does pay off.

8 Plan as Many Activities as Possible That Take Place Away from Your Home

This is always a good idea. When you know the guests will be around and you find them annoying, you could plan as many events away from the home as possible. Perhaps your guests would enjoy a night out on the town?

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7 Avoid Arguments with Your Guests

It is especially important that you avoid getting into arguments with your guests. Arguing back with them will only make the argument continue. When a potential argument arises, just walk away.

6 Establish the Rules of the House

As soon as your guests enter the house, perhaps you should go over the rules of the house. Don’t be too picky with the rules, but give enough to get your point across.

5 Password Your Computer

When you have guests over, you may want to password your computer, especially if you use the computer for work. If you do not do this, the guests could end up accessing certain things on the computer that you do not want them to have access to.

4 Ask Them to Clean up Their Mess

If they are the type of guests that leave messes around, it is important that you ask them to clean up their own mess. Encourage them to do so by asking them to help you wash the dishes.

3 Let Them Know You’re Not a Bank

Yes, when you have guests over, you are supposed to stock up on extra food and drink. However, there are some guests that will try to take advantage of your kindness. I had a friend who had guests over one year. She took them grocery shopping and told them they could put a couple of items in the cart if they wanted something. Sure, they put a couple of items. They put a couple of really expensive items, which ran her bill up. So, the next year, to fix that problem, she simply dropped them off at the grocery store and told them she would be waiting in the car for them.

2 Don’t Invite Them Back

Okay, so point blank, if you believe the house guests are annoying, then this is where you are going to draw the line. Usually when guests walk out the door, they are invited back for a future stay. Avoid doing this and perhaps they will get the point.

1 Ignore Them

Sure, you may like these house guests. However, you do not like having to stay with them in your house and that is completely understandable. Do you have any annoying house guests?

There you have 9 ways to deal with annoying house guests. Sure, you may like them a lot, but living with them is one thing. Do you have any other tips you could add in here?

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