SETTING GOOD BOUNDARIES
It sounds obvious but make sure you know when your guests are coming — and when they’re due to leave.
Communicating your expectations from the start should save everyone from confusion and stress later.
“You need to be able to plan properly,” says Tara. “Be up front about times.”
Cassie says you need to be practical about where you expect your guests to sleep. While having a couple of extra teenagers sleep on a blow-up mattress on the living room floor might be fine, elderly parents should probably sleep in a conventional bed in a separate room.
“If you’re having parents to stay, often they won’t sleep on the sofa,” she says.