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Advice for PGs: Don't litter; avoid smoking

June 21, 2014 15:19 IST

Advice for PGs: Don't litter; avoid smoking


We had asked you, our dear readers, to share with us the dos and don'ts of being a paying guest (PG). Here's is our first response.

Sandeep Biswas whose house is surrounded by number of PG service providers has this advice for the young tenants:

  • Respect the fact that you are a temporary resident. Treat neighbours and other PG members with respect.
  • Be aware of your civic responsibilities. Do not litter your surroundings.
  • Avoid smoking and if you must, don't throw away cigarette butts in the compound or in the common areas.
  • Keep your (and your music system's) volumes low. Bringing your friends over and partying into the wee hours of the night may be fun for you but it isn't for others.
  • Keep the lights turned off when not in use, especially in the bathroom, toilets, and corridor, etc.
  • Don't waste food that has been cooked for you. If you have plans of eating out, have the courtesy to inform.
  • Be responsible. Behave in the way you would behave when you're around your family.

What are the dos and don'ts of being a 'paying' guest? What are the unwritten rules that must be followed?

Are you a paying guest? Have you ever been one? Do you host paying guests in your home?

Tell us more about the paying guest etiquette and share your learnings with other readers!

Write in to (subject: PG dos and don'ts) and we will publish the most relevant responses right here on!

Image: You may find smoking cool but others may not. Avoid it if you are living in a PG accomodation. (Picture used here for representational purposes only.)
Photographs: Anurag Bishwas/Wikimedia Creative Commons
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