Can I make my guests take their shoes off?

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asked Nov 28, 2019 in Etiquette by cool08y33 (300 points)
Can I make my guests take their shoes off?

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answered Nov 28, 2019 by LindaHartzell (26,630 points)
You can certainly ask that your guests remove their shoes before coming into your house if you want too.

But the guests can decline in taking their shoes off and decide not to be your guests.

I like a clean house myself but I never try to force any guests to remove their shoes in my house and if they do track some dirt into the house I sweep up and vacuum the carpet which keeps it clean.

I try to sweep and vacuum daily anyway so its never a problem.

If guests in my house want to remove their shoes then they certainly can but it's up to them and I tell them they are welcome to remove their shoes if they want too but they are not required to do so.

Some people who come into my house remove their shoes and some leave their shoes on.

I have a nephew who will not remove his shoes in anybodies house but his even though I'm related to him he doesn't remove his shoes and would sleep with them on in my house unless I remove them myself.

Guests in my house are welcome to take of their shoes when they come into my house and visit but I do not ask the guests to remove their shoes and I would uncomfortable if someone asked me to remove my shoes before entering their home.

I never remove my shoes when at other peoples houses because I'm just too uncomfortable with it for some reason even though we all have feet.

Some of my guests do remove their shoes when they want too to make them feel more comfortable and at home I wear only socks and no shoes when I don't need to leave the house.

But when at other peoples houses I don't feel comfortable and feel awkward in their house without my shoes for some reason.

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