3. Give your hosts a break. Everyone will need a little quiet time during this hectic time of year. Entertain yourself for at least an hour a day so that they can power nap, have a bath, catch up on that issue of People or catch their favorite reality show on Bravo. 4. Pick up the check. If you go out to dinner, pay the bill to show your thanks.5. Clean Up. Keep your room and bathroom neat. On the day you leave, strip your beds and put your sheets and towels on the washing machine. Leave the bedroom and bathroom neat and tidy.