Human Interest

Many factors can influence the “vibe” of a space. Recently, a poll found the top things that can give a space a good or bad vibe.

The study was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Ambius. They surveyed 3,000 people to find out how different demographics interact with spaces like offices, restaurants, and hotels. Their main goal was to understand what factors influenced their experiences in these places.

The study found that 83 percent of respondents felt more likely to go back to a business after picking up a “good vibe.” Similarly, 82 percent felt less likely to go back to a business after picking up a “bad vibe.”

It’s interesting how people responded when asked about what would make them go back to a place even if it didn’t pass the “vibe check.” It turns out that an equal number of respondents, around 54 percent, pointed out two important things. Some of them mentioned that an improved atmosphere would do the trick, while others emphasized the need for better service.

When determining “good vibes,” the survey revealed some fascinating insights. Nineteen percent of respondents considered trendy design as a key indicator. However, the majority leaned towards other factors, with 53 percent emphasizing the importance of cleanliness, 32 percent valuing windows that let in natural light, and 31 percent associating “good smells” with positive vibes.

On the other hand, the study also uncovered the greatest indicators of bad vibes. 53 percent of those polled pointed to unpleasant smells as the primary factor. Additionally, 41 percent highlighted dirty environments, while 32 percent attributed bad vibes to the presence of dead or unkempt plants.

See the list of top things that can give a space good or bad vibes here.

6 Clever Ways To Encourage Guests To Wrap Up Their Visit

As a host, it’s important to make your guests feel welcome and comfortable in your home. However, sometimes situations may arise where you need to politely ask your guests to leave. In case it’s getting too late, and you have work to attend to the next day, or if your neighbors are beginning to raise concerns about the noise level, it might be necessary to ask your guests to leave. Also, if someone’s getting out of control, it’s probably best to give them the boot before they do something ridiculous.

Do you know what can be tricky when you’re hosting? Figuring out how to gracefully nudge people toward the exit. It’s one of those challenging skills that can test your hosting abilities. There are some polite and not-so-polite ways to show and ask guests to leave your house.

A polite way to show and ask guests to leave is by using gentle language and expressing appreciation for their visit. An example would be saying something like “I’m sorry to interrupt, but I have to wake up early in the morning and I need to get some rest. Can we continue our conversation another time?”

On the other hand, a not-so-polite way to show and ask guests to leave is by being more assertive in your language. For instance, you might say something along the lines of “I’m sorry, but it’s time for you to leave now as you’ve overstayed your welcome.”

Here are some clever ways to encourage guests to wrap up their visit.

  • Slowly start cleaning up your place.

    Without saying a word, start washing dishes and clearing out the trash scattered around the room. As you clean up and tidy the space, it sends the message to your guests that the event is coming to an end.

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  • "So, how are you getting home?"

    If you want to drop a hint to your guests that it’s time for them to start thinking about heading home, try casually asking them about their transportation plans. It’s a way of showing that you’re considerate of their needs and subtly letting them know that the evening is winding down.

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  • Stop serving snacks and booze.

    An empty snack bowl and dry glasses can work wonders in persuading people to call it a night. As the gathering starts winding down, you can slyly stop serving alcohol and snacks. By doing this, you’re giving a subtle signal that the party is slowly coming to an end.

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  • Put on your pajamas.

    When you’re ready to drop some hints that it’s time for your guests to leave, why not go all out and put on your favorite pajamas? It makes it clear to guests that you’re ready to call it a night.

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  • Start turning off the lights.

    A sneaky move to nudge your guests towards the door is to start casually turning off the lights. Dimming the room gradually changes the ambiance of a party sending a not-so-subtle message that it’s time to wrap things up.

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  • Gather for a group photo.

    As a clever way to wrap up your party and gently encourage guests to leave, why not suggest taking a group photo together? It’s a way to end the party on a high note and a great closing activity too.

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