How to Get Rid of In-Laws

In-laws are known for over-staying their welcome, eating all your food and nagging you to the point of insanity. If they've been around for weeks, and you can't figure out how to get them to go home, there's hope. Here are a few things you can do to get rid of your in-laws and make sure they don't come back for a long time.

Stop feeding them. When the fridge gets empty, don't bother shopping. They'll either take you out to dinner or get the hint and pack their bags. Either way, you win.

Become a really bad cook. If the family refuses to go out to dinner, a little dose of food poisoning may be in order. After a few days of throwing up, they'll be more than happy to head back home for a bit of rest and relaxation.

Give them chores. Grandma can get down on her hands and knees or scrub the toilet. Great Aunt Ida can mow the lawn. Once you give your in-laws chores to do for you, see how long they last before they pack up the motorhome and go home.

Create an emergency. No one wants to flood their own basement, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Make sure your homeowner's insurance policy is up to date before you start breaking pipes.

Tell them their dog died or their house is on fire. Help them pack their stuff as they run out the door.

Get divorced. That will show them who's boss.