added by michellebinford
(9 months ago)
Set the example. When guests see someone answering the door with stockinged feet, they tend to follow the lead. If you're entering your home with someone who's unfamiliar with your shoes-off policy, you might want to mention your house rule even before they come to visit.
According to the Emily Post Institute, it's thoughtful to tell guests about your rule ahead of time so they bring slippers or indoor shoes with them, stressing that "no one likes being told to take their shoes off if they are unprepared to do so."