Great home exchangers ensure their home swap partners feel comfortable in their home and have a worry-free vacation. Follow our tips and make sure your home is well prepared for the swap:
The cleanliness of the house should be communicated and agreed in advance. You might be very organized and orderly, and your exchange partner(s) might prefer a more relaxed home or the other way around. Take these things into account when arranging a home swap. Some of our Members prefer to exchange with similar people. If you are a family with small kids, a home full of antiques might not be your best choice. Strive to communicate your expectations and needs clearly.
Make sure your Exchange Partner(s) have plenty of space for their luggage, clothes, and groceries in your home. Leave some space in your closets, empty a few drawers, leave plenty of empty hangers and enough space in the kitchen. You can also let them know which items they can move around and which you would prefer they keep in place. Also, it is best to:
When preparing your home for the arrival of your guests it is best to:
One of the many perks of home exchange travel is the ability to live like a local, so it’s a great idea to leave your guests a city guide with insider information on your area. Here are some tips for helping your Exchange partners make the most of their visit:
A lot of our Members leave a small gift for their Exchange Partners. It can be a bottle of wine, some fruits, a simple meal or a local cake. This is not necessary, but it is a very nice welcoming gesture.
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