The Frugal Hostess is deep in the midst of summer house guest season, so she thought she'd brush up on ideas and tips for how to handle them.
Start with The Ultimate FruHo Guide to House Guests for a broad overview. If you want bonus points, explore this awesome idea for making a house guest survival kit. Try this for a smart, quick checklist to get your house ready, or read this if you want an excuse to barely clean (read the comments on this one, too; very funny). If you aren't having them but rather will be the house guest, read here for how to avoid acting like a fool.