My parents came to stay with the kids and I for a week, while my husband was traveling overseas on business. I really wanted them to feel welcome and comfortable while they stayed with us.
As with any company (but especially my parents), I want the bathroom to be sparkling clean. So in preparation, I cleaned out everything under the sink in the bathroom they were going to use.
That’s when I realized I had so many duplicates of supplies.
I had my kids pick out their two favorite toothbrushes, and we had this many left!
After I weeded out miscellaneous items, I restocked with plenty of towels and toilet paper.
This particular bathroom had no perfect place to hang a hand towel, because of the giant mirror, and…
outlet and switches. I’ve tried several different products and stands for holding a hand towel to dry hands on, but nothing worked great.
Then I found this water resistant Command hook, and used it directly on the mirror.
So far this has been our best solution.
I used my favorite simple tub and shower scrubber to get the tub and shower gleaming.
If you have the space, it’s helpful to clear a shelf or drawer, and a space in the closet with spare hangers, for your guests to store some of their belongings. A mirror for putting on makeup and doing hair is considerate as well, if the bathroom will be a busy place.
Some visitors appreciate a nightlight in case they need to get up during the night.
A box of tissues and some favorite snacks is a thoughtful touch.
A bedside light and an alarm clock is convenient and useful as well.
An extra blanket and a couple of extra pillows are a nice consideration.
I like to add some magazines or reading material with my guest’s interests, a tv listing guide, and some fresh flowers or a potted flower.
My parents and I had a wonderful time, and they said they felt comfortable and welcome.
I hope this gives you some ideas to make your guests feel cared for and relaxed.