Have you ever been a guest in someone's home and been less than enchanted with the bathroom accommodations? Have you ever made your guests step over your dirty laundry after they shower to grab a damp, used towel and then remind you that you're out of toilet paper? Not acceptable!
Now I certainly don't claim to be a perfect neat freak. Hello! I'm an artist. Messes come with the territory. Creativity is messy...I have projects scattered around the house half finished and my black lab leaves what we call "black tumbleweeds" dancing around under the furniture. I hate hanging up my clothes and putting away laundry. I will admit to hiding stuff in the closet before guests come. I wish so bad that I was like some of you neat freaks out there!
To make up for my shortcomings in the "scrubbing the baseboards with a toothbrush" department, I enjoy finding ways to give my overnight guests a little "hotel" treatment.
You can show your guests a little love by taking the time to spruce up the guest bathroom with common amenities. It need not cost much at all. Cleaning is free, and most of these items can be found at the dollar store. I just try to imagine what would make me feel comfortable away from home.
This weekend we have some out of town guests coming. Now it's *only* my parents...(haha, just kidding Mom) but hey. They had to deal with my teenage "explosion of hair and beauty products" bathroom for years. I owe them some pampering.
I bought this industrial bread factory baking pan at a thrift store last summer. They are great for organizing (like in desk drawers). This time I thought it would be fun to put common toiletries in each compartment.
My guest bath "sprucing" routine usually always consists of these elements:
1. Provide a stack of white fluffy nice towels. A bath towel, hand towel and washcloth or two. I only buy white because they can be bleached. They look chic with any decor or colors too!
2. A fresh fragrant floral. This sounds fancy but I always do it free and easy. It is the main reason I grow mint and rosemary. They are easy to grow and cheap, they are a few steps away and they make the bathroom smell purdy. Gotta love all natural deodorizers!
3. A candle is a nice touch.
There you have it. My simple, inexpensive guest bathroom provisions.
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p.s. If anybody has any great cleaning tips or shortcuts please share! Especially related to mopping and baseboards. :) I found this one on Pinterest...