Establishing Vacation Home Rules
July 10, 2012 1:02 PM Subscribe
Help me set some reasonable rules/guidelines for being at our vacation house with guests or our adult children so that I do not do all the cooking. meal planning, laundry and tidying during vacation.
posted by seekingsimplicity to Home & Garden (19 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
We have a condo in a resort town that is desirable for our twentysomething children to visit and guests too and I would like to establish some ways of being there together that will help me feel like I am on a vacation right along with everyone else instead of being the condo slave.
Since we have only had this condo a couple years I can really have a clean start at setting some expectations so that it is enjoyable for everyone.
I noticed that during the 4th of July at my parents cabin (that had 14 people in it for 5 days), the garbage cans were overflowing, wet towels were loaded up in the bathrooms and on beds and people left their stuff all over the place. I did my part to help with that but feel like some rules should be established. Also my mother wants everyone to help with all meals so if someone takes a meal off to go read or sit by the lake they feel guilty! So that is not a great option either.
Any recommendations welcome!