Who here actually enjoys having house guests?

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do you enjoy having house guests?
    Yes! I am a hostess extraodinaire and feel happy when I have guests staying over, no matter who :) : (42 votes)
    25 %
    Yes, but only if they are friends and family we haven't seen or the stay was planned well in advance : (74 votes)
    43 %
    No. I don't enjoy it because of the obligation I have to accomodate my guests. : (26 votes)
    15 %
    No. I don't enjoy it because I hate having people at my house period. : (29 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    4546 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I really enjoy it actually. It’s fun to have people come see our place and spend a few days with them. It can get stressful what with the cleaning before and after they come, but for the most part I enjoy it.

    Post # 4
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I like it but only when it’s not often. When you have a friend come once a year its awesome. I love creating a pampered experience for them. Plus I love cooking others dinner, so that’s probably part of it.

    Post # 5
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I really enjoy it!  As long as I don’t have to host people every weekend or something, I love getting the special time to spend with people!

    Darling Husband and I both are always offering up our apartment for people to come visit and stay with us!

    Post # 6
    2907 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I love having people over for events/dinner/ daytime. But I hate overnight guests because I need my quiet time in the morning.


    Post # 7
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I love hosting guests! But I do like having advance notice so I can clean up and buy some extra goodies (bagels and stuff we wouldn’t normally keep in the house, you know?) for them!

    ETA: Our place is a one bedroom one bath English basement, so if friends come to stay, they sleep on the pull out couch; if family comes, we’ll probably put them in our bed and sleep on the couch ourselves.

    Post # 8
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I have a one bedroom apartment. We just aren’t set up for it! Plus, our doors swell in the summer heat, so neither the bathroom or our bedroom door fully closes. Can you say *awkward* Father-In-Law visit?!

    Post # 9
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I love hosting but only for a few day and maybe a few times a year.

    Post # 11
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I like having guests, but not often and I like planned visits.  I don’t like the stress of cleaning, etc. I am also a creature of habit and sometimes, I’m just tired at 9pm. I don’t want to push someone out the door, but if I can’t keep my eyes open, I feel bad.

    Love my friends, but I’m kind of a homebody.

    Post # 12
    3539 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I hate it, because the house we are in has no space. To me tidy is everything put away in cupboards, and I just dont have the cupboard space. So everything is out and it feels messy, others say its homey but i dislike. So i feel when guests come I have to super clean for it to be in order.

    I have my SIL coming this weekend, and she just picks on everything and anything in the house. Maybe thats why it puts me off having guests in our home… I dont mind people crashing for the night but when it feels like 2 – 3 days its exhausting.

    Post # 13
    2373 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    I love having people come stay with us (we only have 3-4 visitors per year), though I’m dreading May. My in-laws are coming over for a week. I haven’t spent more than a few hours around them at one time (over a six year period) so having them around us constantly for days causes a bit of anxiety.

    Post # 14
    162 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I don’t like having houseguests at all.  Also, I don’t enjoy being a houseguest.  I’d much rather stay in a hotel if possible.

    Post # 15
    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I like it but planned in advance with the end date decided. 🙂 

    Post # 16
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I like it but planned in advance and only for a short period. I love seeing family and friends but sometimes you are just so relieved when they are gone!

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