4 ways to give your houseguests a 5-star experience

4 ways to give your houseguests a 5-star experience

Expecting overnight guests this holiday season? Make sure they enjoy a five-star experience when using your bathroom.

  1. Think like a hotel. But take it one step further than just providing fresh towels. Offer a variety of new toiletries and tuck away a hair dryer in a drawer or under the sink.
  2. Scrub-a-dub-dub. Clean the guest bathroom like you've never cleaned it before. This is the one room where your visitor has uninterrupted alone time to really judge, er, look at his or her surroundings.
  3. Who doesn't love fresh flowers? Place a small bouquet in a vase on the back of the toilet, so it's out of the way and not occupying counter space.
  4. Hide your drugs. Make sure to strip the medicine cabinet of all things not related to basic first aid. Guests will appreciate the extra storage space and the mystery of your incessant happiness will remain.

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Jane

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Im feeling releived that I dont have company coming! great tips tho.

Jean

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Your meds, Rx or OTC, don't belong in the bathroom--at all. Too humid for good storage.

LoriB

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Great ideas. More:

A bottle of water or a decanter and cup.

Body lotion (we get many guests who don't know cold/dry and BOY do they need lotion.

elisamatt

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Yeah, really, really cleaning the bathroom is a great idea! It's weird to be using someone's bathroom and be exposed to too much info about their personal habits, drug use and so on (this is with this stuff left out). However, if there is only one bathroom in the house, obviously putting away everything personal is not practical.

OldDan

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May I offer another suggestion? When someone comes to my house, I put a roll of paper towels (on an attractive stand) in the guest bathroom. They feel better about using paper towels than hand towels. When I have overnight guests, I place a large stack of towels in the bathroom. Guests are always hesitant about using towels that are hung on towel rods.

Marty B.

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Great suggestions, and I LOVE the last line! Anticipating possible needs will have you ready for anything.

JannyPi

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We had a power outage over the summer that forced me to sleep in the guestroom or suffocate without air-conditioning.
I recommend that everyone spend a night in their guest quarters so that they can get a feel for how comfortable, clean and private it is.
Fortunately, the bed is comfortable and it's a quiet area. I will be removing one piece of furniture that crowds the room and changing the window treatments.

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