Every guest wants to feel welcome. Staying at someone else’s house can be uncomfortable. Most people don’t want to rummage through your drawers looking for things they need. Well, at least most don’t! Lol. Today we are talking about guest bathroom essentials. So, your guests can feel welcome.
We are lucky enough to have a separate full bathroom that our guests can use when they come to stay with us. So, we don’t have to keep our personal things in that bathroom, which makes it much easier. I have never been one for going through someone’s “medicine cabinet” to be nosey. But I know there are those people out there! Please don’t be one of those people…
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Easy Access To Essentials
If things are accessible to your house guests, they will feel welcome and less likely to feel the need to rummage through your cabinets. Now, this doesn’t mean to throw everything on the bathroom counter. We can do it in an aesthetically pleasing way.
A good way to make things accessible while looking nice is to use shelves, baskets, or clear containers.
- Shelves – You can place your tissues, containers holding Q-tips, and cotton rounds.
- Baskets – These are great for rolling up hand towels, extra TP, and washcloths.
- Clear Containers – Perfect for necessities like disposable razors, toothbrushes, tweezers, toothpaste, and floss.
Tip: Make it clear to your guests that they can help themselves to the items you have provided. Either place a cute sign saying “help yourself” or verbally tell them.
Must Haves For The Guest Bathroom
This is a list of items that every guest bathroom should have. I also recommend that you stop in the bathroom every other day to check and see if you need to refill anything. And if you are really nice and a great hostess, give the bathroom a quick wipe down. You could just use a Clorox wipe or a microfiber cloth and antibacterial spray.
- Extra TP (no one wants to run out!)
- Bath towels
- Hand towels (If multiple people are using the same bathroom you might want to check out my blog post, The Best Powder Room Towels. You can read that here.)
- Plunger (You can tuck it away in a linen closet. No one wants to make that embarrassing request!)
- Hand soap
- Body wash in the shower
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Magnifying mirror (Any guest over the age of 40 will appreciate this!)
- Towel hooks (Your guest will appreciate knowing where to put their wet towels)
If you would like a free download/printable guest bathroom checklist of must haves just click the button below!
Good Ideas To Have In Your Guest Bathroom
Now that we decided a must-have is extra TP! Lol. I like to think about things that I wish were available to me when I am a guest somewhere. I tend to bring everything but the kitchen sink with me. But it would be nice if I was going somewhere that I knew would have some things when I visited that would save on luggage space.
Good Ideas to Have:
- Q tips
- Cotton rounds
- Disposable razors
- Poo-Pourri (This idea is much better than having a candle and is a must if more than one person is sharing the space.)
- Extra Toothbrushes
- Shower caps
- Hamper (This is a great idea if you have the space in your guest bathroom. Guests oftentimes do not know what to do with their dirty towels.)
If you would like a free download/printable guest bathroom checklist of “good ideas to have” just click the button below!
Do you stock your guest bathroom before your guests arrive or do you rely on them bringing everything for themselves? Do you have anything else to add to our list? If you do, please do so in the comments below!