It's inevitable: unless you have packing down to a science, you always forget something. Traveling can be stressful enough but add the holidays and it's a miracle you remembers your suitcase at all! If you're hosting family and friends this holiday season, help your traveling guests by providing a well stocked guest bathroom, like this one featured on Tidbits and Twine. These perfect little touches will make your and your holiday house guests feel comfortable at home instead of battling holiday shoppers for bathroom necessities!
So what should you include in your bathroom for it to be well stocked? Think of the toiletry essentials that we all inevitably forget at home: toothbrushes, toothpaste, contact solution, soap, shampoo, and conditioner. A well stocked shower caddy or shelving unit, like these featured on Style At Home and Martha Stewart, is a great place to store shower and bathroom products. Luxurious lotions, exfoliators, bath salts, perfumes or colognes will really make your guests feel like pampered guests at a 5 star hotel! If you think one of your guests has sensitive skin, be sure to include hypoallergenic options. Your house guests will appreciate that you went the extra mile.
If you collect beauty samples, hotel soaps, and travel size everything, the guest bathroom is a great place to store and display them. This DIY Guest Bath Jar from Craft Box DIY To Go is a wonderful way to offer them to your guests. Cotton balls and cotton swabs are also a good thing to have on hand in your guest bathroom. They look cute displayed in glass jars, too, like this bathroom vanity from HGTV.
A fresh supply of clean towels is a must for any guest bathroom. The general rule for towels is to provide two large bath towels, two face towels, and a washcloth per guest. We love the way this guest bathroom from Southern Living has its towels on display. Guests don't even have to ask where the towels are! If you really want to spoil your guests, hang up a soft robe and slippers for your guest in the bathroom. Here in Florida it's common practice to give your guests a pair of inexpensive flip flops to wear around the house or backyard.
And don't forget the toilet paper!
Before you start stocking your guest bathroom with the necessary amenities, give the entire space a good cleaning. Dirty sinks and moldy shower curtains are a big no-no so grab the bleach and invest in a new Quick Dry Shower Liner! Clear a space on the vanity for your guests to place their own things, like this beautiful bathroom from HGTV Remodels. And speaking of space, it's time to seriously consider upgrading to a new curved shower rod! Are you worried about swapping more shower space for less bathroom space? Then click here to learn about Rotator Rod, the original curved shower rod that rotates for more room in your shower and more room in your bathroom.
How do you prepare your guest bathroom for holiday houseguests? When do you normally start getting your home ready for the holidays? Do you have any tips for hosting houseguests? Tell us what you think in the comments section below and join the conversation on social media!