Stocking Up The Guest Bathroom – Are You Forgetting Anything?
Posted On March 15, 2018
Most houses nowadays have a guest bathroom reserved for friends and relatives. The lesser-used bathroom of the house (often used only during emergencies by members of the household), there is often a trend towards them being ‘not fully adequate for use’. But that is simply wrong – you do not want to embarrass yourself, or the guests for that matter, by having a bathroom without its proper essentials! A fully stocked guest bathroom will give you a peace of mind, especially if it is always ready – even the family relatives who show up without prior notice will be accommodated for. To start with, before you begin stocking up, you should remember that a guest bathroom needs to have its essentials, but it also should be free of the kind of personal clutter you would find in the other bathrooms of the house (which the household members use). For example, if you have a tendency to buy scented or colourful toilet paper for your personal use, it would a good idea to avoid doing that in the guest bathroom. The guest bathroom should be minimalistic so as to not overwhelm any guest that may use it. However, that does not mean it should lack any of the essentials, so here are some of the things you should be keeping in the room:
- Toiletries – when you go out to buy bulk toilet paper and other bathroom essentials, make sure to buy extras for your guest bathroom as well. Besides the obvious, such as hand soaps (liquid or otherwise), toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, etc. also include other essentials such as feminine hygiene products, razors, shaving cream, cotton swabs and balls, face wash and toothbrushes (in their original packaging). Since most of these products have an expiry date, it would be a good idea to replace them with ones every few months and use the old ones once the expiry dates draw close in your own bathroom (after all, guest bathrooms are hardly used!).
- Towels – towels are another staple in the bathroom. From body towels to small hand towels, make sure to place or store clean towels in a recognizable location or cupboard (a sign would help). A hamper or likewise to place damp towels in once the guests have used them is also a sensible idea.
- Medicine – you might not be keeping your own medicine in your bathroom, but there are instances where the guests might not feel like asking you for medicine. In such instances, it helps to have basic first aid medicine in a cupboard or vanity in the bathroom, where the guests can easily find them. As these also come with expiry dates, do not forget to replace them regularly!