As we head into November and the time when many people have overnight guests, I wanted to focus my next two posts on tips for getting ready. This week let’s focus on the bathroom guests will use.
Towels and TP
Have a couple of fresh towel sets accessible; you may want to consider getting a new set if your towels are thin or discolored. If you do not have a linen closet in your bathroom, use shelving or add a cabinet. I love this decorative storage ladder from Pottery Barn, or this over the toilet ladder where you can use baskets to hold all the extra items.
Always provide extra TP, if you are limited in space, consider a free-standing holder. Be creative with storing and displaying bathroom necessities, as in this example where a wire basket becomes a shelving unit:
If you do not plan to do laundry every day, have a place where guests can hang up their wet towels. If you have no space for a towel bar or wall hooks, add a stand-alone quilt rack, or an over-the-door hanger.
Toiletries, Soap, Lotion
How many times have you traveled and forgotten your toothpaste? I always like to provide a small basket of the basics: new travel size toothpaste and brush, mouthwash, sensitive skin makeup remover wipes, deodorant, Q-tips, dental floss. Display a neutral to no-scent hand soap and body lotion on a lovely tray by the sink. If you have no bathroom counter space, add a floating shelf above the sink.
Always have available unscented tissues and a wastebasket. For a seasonal personal touch, add a small vase of fresh flowers that display colors of the season. Have fun getting your home ready for this exciting time of year!
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram. Feature photo from Houzz: Smart Design.