Bathrooms are such personal spaces that sharing them with weekend guests can get tricky. The best case scenario is to have another full bathroom to offer guests during their stay. That way, no one has to share. With Easter and Passover coming up fast, many of us will find that we’re either entertaining overnight guests, or we are the overnight guests being entertained. In either case, here are some tips to make the best of it.
Clean. If you’re the one opening your home to guests, you’re going to want to take the time to clean, clean, clean the bathroom from top to bottom. Now is the time to remove dust build-up, soap scum, and grime. Of course, you could hire a cleaning service, too.
If you’re the guest in this scenario, it’s up to you to clean up after yourself as thoroughly as possible … every day.
Stock up. Load the bathroom with brand new toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, hand cream, unopened packages of razors, shaving cream, shampoo, scented soaps, and any other bits and pieces that your guests may have forgotten to pack.
Make it pretty. Place a vase of fresh flowers on the bathroom vanity, light a scented candle, and hang pretty artwork on the walls.
Fluff it up. Replace old and used towels and mats with fresh, fluffy, and thick new ones.
Have you stayed at family and friends’ homes? What did they do to make the bathroom friendly?