You are having a party and have beautifully done up your living room. Basking in the glory of all the applause, you are a little taken aback when you realise that your not-so well-kept bathroom has spoiled the good-impression your living room decor had managed to make on your guests.Ideally, bathrooms should always (in bold, underlined and italics) be neat and clean, but especially so, if you have house guests or if you are throwing a party.
Here are a few things you should keep in mind before you let the world in, to take a peek at how you live. Help your guests make themselves at home by outfitting the bathroom(s) properly. Begin by doing the basic cleaning, and make sure you do it thoroughly. Once the place is clean, start decorating it.
You don’t need to spend big bucks on decorative and crystal ware, simple things can make a difference. Incorporate a vase of fresh flowers or a tiny pot of a green plant in your decor plan. Trust us, it can give a completely new look to your bath area.
Replace your much-used soap bar with a fresh aromatic bar and place it in a clean (make sure the soap dish is clean and free of any residue from prior use), pretty soap box or holder. Make your bathroom as user-friendly as possible. Make sure you put extra bathing supplies — shampoo, conditioner, bath/shower gel, a disposable razor, a couple of barsoap options — in the bathroom cabinet and let your guests know they’re available.
Set out air freshener, potpourri, and/or scented candles and matches. Place a small cassette or CD player in a concealed spot in the bathroom. Play soft music set at a low volume.
A bottle of mouthwash
A set of clean hand towels
Facial tissues (in a decorative dispenser if possible)
A tube of hand-lotion and moisturiser
A nonskid mat in the tub or shower area
A night-light so that guests don’t have to fumble for the light switch in the dark.
A hair dryer and an assortment of clean hair brushes
Apart from the regular wall mirror, place a mirror with one magnified side and one regular side on the bathroom counter
Clean unused towel in the towel bar
A fresh new roll of toilet paper and a back-up roll in the cabinet
A small supply of feminine hygiene products should be stored out of sight, but in an easy-to-find place
Extra unused toothbrushes
At least one wastebasket.
A one-size-fits-most wrapstyle robe on the door hook
Remove any potentially embarrassing items from the bathroom’s medicine cabinet. Some guests will always look! Store these items out of sight, as well.