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Tips For Stocking Your Guest Bathroom

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#ad Get ready for overnight guests with these tips for stocking your guest bathroom from have a lot of company come and visit this time of year. I can’t blame them. Our friends and family want to escape the winter cold and come visit our North Carolina sunshine. How much company have we had recently, you ask? Oh, just three couples in October, two this past weekend, one coming this weekend, another next weekend, and then both my brothers and their ladies for Thanksgiving.

Thank goodness our new house has a separate guest bathroom. It’s a full bathroom, located right next to our guest bedroom. Our guests have their own space to shower, brush their teeth, and spread out all their toiletries.

This time of year, though, we go through a lot of bathroom necessities in that bathroom. It’s really important for me stock our guest bathroom. The last thing a guest wants is to find out we ran out of toilet paper! Don’t be the house without necessities. Check out our tips for stocking your guest bathroom below.

Tips For Stocking Your Guest Bathroom

Have Toilet Paper Ready
Just imagine the horror, for a moment, of being at someone’s home, you pull the toilet paper — and it falls off to reveal only an empty roll remaining. That’s not exactly a moment where you can get up and start looking through someone’s cabinets! So I put a brand new roll of toilet paper in a clear, plastic box directly across from the toilet. Our guests notice it and grab it if it’s needed. I always check to see if a new roll is needed whenever new guests are arriving.

Set Out New Towels
Our guest bathroom has a towel rack that will hold two towels. So, the night before our company comes, I do a load of laundry specifically for them. I wash two bath towels (usually one pink and one blue because that just makes my life easier), a hand towel, a bath mat, and sheets for the guest bedroom. When the load is done, I set everything out and I know it’s freshly washed.

Make Sure Your Bathtub Is Ready
My aunt was sleeping here last month and asked my mom if I would be providing body wash, shampoo, and conditioner for her. If you’re stocking your guest bathroom, be sure to stock it with these items. They can be really heavy and take up a lot of room in suitcases and overnight bags, so you will be a hero if you have these for your guests.

Fill Your Soap
When you’re cleaning down your sink and counter top, look over at the hand soap. Is it full? If not, fill it up for your guests or, if need be, swap it for a brand new one. Hand soap is something I keep stocked at all times since I always change it with the season.

Get Garbage Bags Ready
When we go grocery shopping, I take plastic bags because I use them as a garbage bag in our small garbage cans in the bathrooms. I have an origami fold that I do with them to make them small. I’ll throw three or so in the bottom of the garbage pail, then set an empty garbage bag in the pail itself. That way, if guests fill the bag and tie it up, there’s another bag waiting for them in the can. I don’t ever expect my guests to take out the trash, but some do.

Put Sprays In Sight
No one wants a stinky bathroom. And no one wants to be the reason behind a stinky bathroom. So, to make everyone happy, put a room spray on the back of the toilet. Your guests will be able to grab it if need be, and not have to look through your cabinets to try and find one.

What are your tips for stocking your guest bathroom? Be sure to leave them in the comments!

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Angie Rose

Saturday 19th of November 2016

Such great tips! Thank you so much for joining the party at Dishing It & Digging It! Hope to see you share with us again this week!


Saturday 12th of November 2016

Great tips! It's nice when things are ready in a house I am visiting!

Sandra Garth

Thursday 10th of November 2016

These are great tips and I use Sauve products regularly. During the holidays all of our kids will be home and it's about time I start stocking up on supplies.

Karyl Henry

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

These are great tips! I put out clean towels and sheets when I have company, but usually don't wash them first. That's a good idea though! A friend of mine collects the little travel bottles of assorted soaps/lotions/etc. and has them on the counter. I really like that idea too, so people can choose


Tuesday 8th of November 2016

Great tips! I always like to have everything stocked and worry-free!