It’s always nice to remain prepared at all times. This is especially true when you’re hosting guests in your home. One of the most important places to clean and sanitize is the guest bathroom. You want your guests to feel comfortable when it’s time to shower, unwind, and more. In order to facilitate the best environment, consider the following tips.

Deep-Clean After Your Guests Leave

There’s no time like the present to check tasks off of your list. As soon as your guests pull out of the driveway, it’s time to deep-clean and sanitize the space. Use a heavy-duty scrub brush and bleach to scrub and sanitize the tubs, showers and floors. Always remember to use germ-removing products on the countertops and toilet bowls as well.

Provide Freshening Products

When your guests use the restroom, it’s nice to leave air-freshening sprays and toilet drops in their immediate view. A scented candle and matches work well too. Set up these items in an elegant tray that sits next to the toilet bowl. This will let guests know to use these items as they use the restroom.

Put Lids on Trash Cans

It’s better to use trash cans that have lids. If you have a guest who has a baby, those diaper changes get messy and stinky. By investing in a regular-sized trash can with a lid, you’ll be able to keep the smells contained until it’s time to take the trash out.

Facilitate Sufficient Ventilation

If there’s a window in your bathroom, open it at least once a week. This will keep the bathroom from holding a smell or getting stuffy. It’s also wise to run the fan as well. Utilize the fans in your bathroom ceiling as well, especially after a shower. It can help to decrease the amount of moisture that stays in the air.

Dedicate Clean Linens to Guests

Fresh, clean linens are both cozy and comfortable. Instead of offering linens that you and your family use, purchase special linens that are set aside for guests. Between cozy bedding, towels and washcloths, your guests will feel comfortable during their stay. To up the ante, offer plush bathrobes and slippers as well.

As you get into the habit of hosting guests, take note of the compliments they offer. If they love a certain candle scent or the feeling of specific towels, restock on those items for guests in the future. It’s also great to pay attention to what others do when you visit other places as the overnight guest yourself. In time, you’ll develop a happy balance of a fresh and comfortable ambiance for your own guests.

By Lizzie Weakley

Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her three-year-old husky, Snowball.

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