Open house etiquette

open house welcome mat

We all know that there are rules when you’re a guest in someone’s home. Remove your shoes, stay out of the medicine cabinet, and leave the home in the condition that you found it. Some of these are common courtesies, but others need to be said.

Famed etiquette writer Emily Post may not have delved into open house decorum, but you can be sure it exists and it’s important. After all, it’s still someone else’s home – for now.

Without further ado, here are some DOs and DON’Ts to keep in mind for open house season.