Lending Rules: What is the etiquette of loaning out items?

Q: I loaned out my chocolate fountain on New Year’s Eve to a family member.  What is the etiquette of loaning items?


A: When anyone, whether it be a family member, a friend, or a neighbor, borrows an item, they should return the item as soon as possible.In your case, your relative should have returned your chocolate fountain within a few days after New Years. However, it would be fine for you to ask your relative to return your chocolate fountain or even offer to pick it up.


  1. Rebecca

    My Dad taught me only to lend things that I’d be okay with never seeing again, and that includes money. That has helped me to make some decisions through the years and I really think it makes sense!

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