Fridge is full, and other guest dilemmas

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We have one small, dorm size fridge for guests to use for chilling wine, storing meds, and whatever needs to be cold. It doesn't work about one weekend every year when every guest brings back leftovers in a huge container.

While figuring out where to put stuff found out guest can't eat anything on the menu, but didn't want to tell us. And didn't bring their own food.

Another guest never mentioned they don't eat fruit or eggs.

Someone else overestimated their parent's ability to climb stairs when they insisted the room would be fine. It's obvious the parent is more frail than the child wants to admit.

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And let's not forget the guy who kept walking in the kitchen during breakfast! 

What should I do with these dirty dishes from last night? (As we are trying to plate breakfast he is dumping dirty dishes on the counter.)

Can you fill my water bottle? (Sink and counter are full of dirty dishes from breakfast. There is no room to fill your water bottle!)

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Glass door to the mini fridge, so I can see what's up and who's left stuff. But every once in a while we need to do reminding and clear it out. Smiling

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Generic wrote:

Glass door to the mini fridge, so I can see what's up and who's left stuff. But every once in a while we need to do reminding and clear it out. Smiling

Today's the day. The fridge is packed and everyone checks out today. Clean sweep.

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Everyone but one checks out today... same here.

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I have pipe line workers in my rooms that share a bathroom. Earlier this year the mini-fridge in the hall died. I replaced it with a 3.1 cu. ft.  Frigidaire https://www.lowes.com/pd/Frigidaire-3-1-cu-ft-Freestanding-Compact-Refrigerator-with-Freezer-Compartment-Silver-Mist-ENERGY-STAR/50160167 . So far it seems to be working OK with them sharing it. I add bottles of water to it when I have "regular guests" and tell them that ONLY the bottled water is available and the rest belongs to my other guests. 

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I have the same one.  I can keep ice cubes in freezer bags for guests, plus I keep a box of ice cream sandwiches in the door for guest snacks.

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Pretty much done with guest dilemmas for this year...and it feels great!  We have officially closed the house for the rest of the season and have only wonderful returning guests booked into the cottage as a Guest House (no breakfast) until we close up shop for the year in mid-October.  I must say I am loving having some time to relax and enjoy this beautiful place we live.  

But I do feel your pain.  It brings back all those years of getting through August, running on empty and smiling anyway.  My hat is off to all of you who can maintain your sense of humor and welcome guests day after day, year after year.  But our time is almost over.  Next year will be #30 for us and, although we plan to give it a go for at least one more year...time will tell if we are up to it! 

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Thanks so much for all you contributions here!  

This forum has prevented so many mistakes and provided so many good ideas.  Truly has made a difference in our lives.  Cheers to your happy wind-downheart

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You are too kind, Anon.  Actually I am the one who is grateful for having all of you as support.  There were days you all were the only reason I was still able to put one foot in front of the other with a smile on my face!  But I'm not gone yet and will continue to check in to see if there is anything I can add that might help someone who is in the same position.  heart

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Silverspoon wrote:

You are too kind, Anon.  Actually I am the one who is grateful for having all of you as support.  There were days you all were the only reason I was still able to put one foot in front of the other with a smile on my face!  But I'm not gone yet and will continue to check in to see if there is anything I can add that might help someone who is in the same position.  heart

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Each of our rooms has a mini fridge, yet you'd be surprised how many people want to put stuff in our full fridge in the kitchen. 

I've had frail guests book our 3rd floor room to save $10/nt. I started discounting our 3rd floor after hearing folks whine about 2 flights of stairs. People still complain, and older people continue to book it even with all of the warnings in CAPS on our website.

I had a "vegan" check in yesterday who eats eggs and fish, but no meat or dairy. What?? Is that even a thing? the latest fad diet?

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notAgrandma wrote:

Each of our rooms has a mini fridge, yet you'd be surprised how many people want to put stuff in our full fridge in the kitchen.

All my rooms have a pretty good-sized mini fridge, and I've still had several go buy an ice chest and keep it outside their door (all my units have an outside door) to store their overflow food. I can't imagine people traveling with so much to keep cold.

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A guest checked out this week and left in the room a box of food, including bottled water, dried fruits, rolls, 2 packets of crisps, cheeses.

Where they expecting a famine?

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We got ganja this week.  wink

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laugh LOL!

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Clearly they aren't "vegan" (lol).

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