Friends, Family, In-Laws: Who Makes The Worst House Guests?
We encounter a wide range of behaviors when it comes to hosting guests in our homes. Some guests seem like perfect angels, while others can be quite challenging. A survey commissioned by Avocado Green Mattress and carried out by OnePoll revealed that two-thirds of Americans have extended the invitation for guests to “feel at home,” only to regret their decision later. They surveyed 2,000 people to determine who makes for the worst guests, the lengths hosts go to, and the steps people can take to ensure their home is inviting.
The survey respondents mentioned several reasons for their occasional hosting regrets. These included scenarios where guests anticipated more meals than initially intended (54%), extended their visits longer than anticipated (45%), and left messy spaces. (39%).
Other behaviors were also highlighted, such hogging the bathroom (36%), creating disturbances late into the night (32%), interrupting sleep early in the morning (23%), and unexpectedly arriving without an invitation (22%). Interestingly, consuming excess alcohol and accidentally damaging belongings were of less concern, according to the responses.
Friends, siblings, or in-laws, who gets the boot?
The study also looked to see what kind of people make the worst guests. Mentioned at the top of the list are friends (42%), siblings (39%), and in-laws (37%). For 35% of the respondents, the circumstances have led them to communicate to someone that their behavior as guests was not ideal.
On the other hand, 75% of the surveyed Americans believe that they effectively fulfill the role of hosts. Within this group, 31% describe their hosting abilities as “very good.”
To meet the standards of a thoughtful host, 49% of respondents have chosen to buy a new bed or mattress for guests staying overnight. While an additional 45% have opted to acquire new furniture to ensure the comfort of their visitors.
Investing in furniture for your guests could hold value. As indicated by the survey, when in the role of a guest, 35% of respondents acknowledge that they’ve judged someone else’s home negatively due to perceived shortcomings.
Take a look at the complete study here.