How To Keep The Bathroom
Tidy With Holiday Guests
With the house full of people home for the holidays, the bathroom is bound to get hectic and a little messy. But you want to focus on entertaining and holiday decorations, not cleaning. Here are 6 ideas to keep the bathroom neat while hosting guests that won't take a lot of effort.
Bathrooms are typically designed for the number of people the home was built for. They aren't built for a circus of people. And where there are a lot of people, there are a lot of towels. Add a few temporary hooks to keep the towels off the floor or out of the guest bedroom. Try some over-the-door hooks, magnetic hooks, or adhesive hooks you can throw away at the end of the holiday.
Along with your bathroom routine, your laundry system is going to be thwarted when visitors show up. If you don't keep your hamper in the bathroom, set one up before the guests arrive. It's an item that doesn't require explanation. Your guests will know that's where to put dirty clothes and towels when they're done with them and you won't accidentally end up with toys in the washer.
Extra people means extra garbage. Some people aren't in the habit of using waste basket liners, but when you have guests, a liner allows you to tie up the garbage and take it out in a matter of seconds. If it never gets full, it won't overflow.
The bathroom sink is one of those mysterious spots where all you do is splash water around and it somehow gets dirty. Manage this with a quick wipe-down. All you have to do is take one minute to run a towel or disinfecting wipes along all the surfaces in your bathroom once a day and it will be clean throughout the holidays.
Keep all those little things you need daily (cotton swabs, toothpaste, cotton balls) on the counter in cute little containers on a tray. Refill them often. Chances are if you need them every day, your guests do too. Having communal items on the counter keeps them neat and out of the way.
Keeping the bathroom tidy for your guests during the holidays doesn't take a lot of thought. Monitor it and maintain it with minor modifications, and the bathroom will be as clean when your guests leave as it was when they arrived.