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Have you ever had to drop hints for your unwanted houseguests?

Posted by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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5 Hilarious Ways to Get Rid of Holiday Houseguests Who Just Won't Leave

Posted by Emily Abbate on December 26, 2012 

christmas stockingsWelp, that's all there is. Christmas is officially over, and with it goes the season for its joyous music, abundant cookies, and present buying with money none of us really have. As wonderful as it is for your loud sister, sports-obsessed husband, and three rambunctious little ones to come visit from three hours away -- you're thankful that the gift exchanging is over, and well, it's time to go home.

Or is it? See, here's the thing. We've all been there. You have family in town to visit, and since it doesn't happen all that often, sometimes they just don't want to leave. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for family, but the holidays can certainly become exhausting after the 18th round of Wii Grand Slam Tennis with your brother's girlfriend's little sister.

So what's a holiday entertaining pro like yourself to do? Trick them to get out. In the nicest least harmful way possible, of course. Check out our list of 5 simple things to do to get rid of holiday visitors:

1. Instead of cinnamon, boil eggs ... lots of them: Smell 'em out. After a while, the smell of eggs on the stove becomes slightly unpleasant. Forget that pleasant seasonal scent of cinnamon and oranges on the stove, this is so much more ... uninviting.

2. Offer to dogsit for the neighborhood: Know that your neighbors are gone straight through the new year? Call 'em up and offer to take in their pooches for the rest of the week. It especially helps if your visiting family has a pet allergy that you "didn't" know about.

3. Keep the wrapping paper: Forget all the hassle of holiday cleanup. Leave the remnants of dozens of presents unwrapped all over the house. After a while, maybe they'll get so sick of stepping on the pieces and the crinkling noise that they'll skedaddle. Or possibly even better, they'll clean it up.

4. A spritz can't hurt: Now would be the perfect time to throw on Grandma's old perfume you all used to joke about not being able to stand.

5. Break out the tissues: There's nothing worse than looming sickness in the air. Personally, I'd be surprised if you don't all have the sniffles by now anyway. Regardless, break out the cough medicines and display them on the bathroom counter for all to see. Before you know it, they'll be running in the other direction.

Have you ever had to drop hints for your unwanted houseguests?

by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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SassyWildflower
by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:16 AM

nah, if i NEED someone to leave i will just politely tell them..otherwise, i don't mind the company.

offrdngal
by Terri on Dec. 27, 2012 at 11:11 AM

 Does throwing all of their stuff out, on the front lawn, count as a hint?!!! LOL

KW1280
by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 12:40 PM
LOL


Quoting offrdngal:

 Does throwing all of their stuff out, on the front lawn, count as a hint?!!! LOL


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KW1280
by on Dec. 27, 2012 at 12:41 PM
My house is like those hard to get in parties, only a select few can get in.
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mamamiajk
by Silver Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:36 AM

rolling on floorbe it ever so comfy theres no place like home

inmybizz
by Ruby Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Nope.

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by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Usually we can say something *nicely* to that effect :)

HisSweetheart07
by Platinum Member on Dec. 28, 2012 at 10:26 PM

nope - if I ever get tired of my house guests, I just tell them to leave lol 

dingysfamily
by on Dec. 30, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I've never had any 'unwanted' house guests! 

Stephenie2810
by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 3:00 PM

OMG YES....We gave hints for an hour and he still did not leave so my man told him hey you have to go we are leving after 30mins later my man whent out side and then he called a friend and told him or her we were kicking him out how can you kick some one out that don't live there?

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