Sack Time – The Guest Bed
Posted on July 26, 2012
I have an affection for the term “sleepover”. It conjures up childhood images of girlie overnight stays complete with giggles, Pop Tarts and feeble attempts to stay up until dawn. A majority of the time we would camp indoors with tattered sleeping bags lined up in rows. This obviously made the morning clean up easy – roll and go. As an adult, I’m happy that overnight stays with friends have graduated from bag to bed.
As a good house guest, how should we leave the bed we’ve just slept in? Be it couch or bed, here’s the best advice:
If sheets were used, remove them from the bed, neatly fold them and deposit at the foot of the bed. Pull up the remaining bedding so it appears neat and made.
Questions & Answers
Do I need to re-make the bed with fresh sheets?
Ask your host. Close friends that stay overnight frequently could ease their regular footprint by freshly remaking the bed but follow your host’s direction.
I woke up on the couch. I was in the same clothes I arrived in the night before. What do I do?
You scan the immediate area for possible remnants of rowdiness. If physical evidence exists from your stay, clean it up and leave the sofa in the same condition you found it in, if you can recall. Make your host breakfast, pop an aspirin and get your tail down the lane of shame. As least you will have left in reasonably good form.