If you are into home exchange, you should be a responsible guest. You certainly want the exchange partner or exchange family to live responsibly in your own house. That is why you should also strive to do the same. Use amenities appropriately and with utmost care. You do not want to screw up and ruin several items or things before you go back home. As a decent and responsible homeowner, you should treat other homes as your own.
As you have prepared your home for the exchange arrangement, you should also prepare the home of your exchange partner before turning it back. Of course, you are also expecting to go back to a home in clean and good condition. How do you prepare to leave the exchange partner’s home? Here are some tips.
First, wash the linen and sheets you have used and fold them before putting on top of the bed after drying. Likewise, clean kitchen and bathroom towels. You may leave a short note informing the exchange partner that you have done so. Intend to leave the home exactly the way it is when you came over.
Do not forget to sweep the floor before going. It is a good deed that you mop, vacuum carpets, and put dishes (clean) back where they rightfully belong. If you have broken any plate, buy a replacement but make sure the item is exactly the same. Leave a note to inform the homeowner you did some replacement of ruined items.