In my previous post, I told you guys all the ways I try to make my guests feel at home by keeping my guest bedroom stocked up with some important items to keep my guests comfortable. Today, I want to share some things I keep in my guest bathroom to make sure my guests have everything they need while staying in my home. Here are some guest bathroom must haves.
1. Extra Toiletries
It’s too easy to forget something when you are packing to stay at a friend’s or family member’s home. Instead of your guest going without something they need, I like to keep my guest bathroom stocked up with extra items such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, etc. If they use these toiletries, they are free to take them home after using them if they would like to. Because my sister stays with us sometimes with my nieces and nephew, I also stocked up on some fun kid toiletries for them to use!
2. Extra Toothbrushes
Not much worse than forgetting your toothbrush. I like to keep extra adult and kid toothbrushes just in case one of my guests forget theirs at home.
3. Fresh Clean Towels
I always make sure my guests will have plenty of fresh clean towels and washcloths. I also make sure to tell them where they are located and that they are welcome to use as many as they need. I always like using one towel for my body and one for my hair, and I know everyone has different preferences.
4. Clean Bathroom
If you do nothing else, make sure you provide your guests with a clean bathroom! I am definitely a germaphobe and don’t love showering anywhere but my own home. It makes it easier to shower away from home when you are showering in a nice clean shower.
5. Extra Toilet Paper
Remember when I said earlier that there isn’t much worse than forgetting your toothbrush? I just realized there is definitely something worse.. running out of toilet paper. Don’t make your guests have this experience. Stock up on extra toilet paper where they can easily access it. I have a toilet paper holder next to all of my toilets.
This fun stuff is something your guests can use if they want to be discrete after ahem.. doing their business. To use Poo-pouri, you spray it directly in the toilet before going to the bathroom, and it helps hide any odors. It really does work! If you haven’t seen the advertisements for this, check them out if you want a good laugh.
7. Hair Dryer
If your guests know you have an extra hair dryer, they can save some space and not have to pack their own. I like to let my guests know I will have one available for them to use before they come for a visit.
No matter how much or how little space you have in your guest bedroom, try to keep it clutter free to give your guests as much space as possible to unpack their stuff and get ready.
9. Night Light
It’s always tricky getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom at someone else’s home. You just aren’t used to where you’re walking which makes it hard to get around. By providing a night light in the hallways leading to the bathroom and in the bathroom, this will help your guests make it to the bathroom safely.
I hope this gave you some ideas to get your guest bathroom ready for those guests that will be coming to stay with you. I have a lot of guests coming next week for Thanksgiving, and I’m very excited! Let me know some of the things you all include in your guest bathrooms!