If you’re not used to having people over to your home, you’ll want everything to be perfect when your guests arrive. But while it might be natural to panic, there’s no need to feel that way at all. At the same time, though, you don’t want to overlook anything – that means cleaning the guest bathroom.
You might be concentrating on other areas, such as your living room, the guest bedroom and maybe even the kitchen. If you don’t use your guest bathroom that much – if at all – then it might not come to mind first. But you better believe your guests will use it a lot, especially if they’re going to be in your home for a few days.
The experts with Art of Drawers have some tips to help you get your bathroom looking its best, creating a relaxing, spic-and-span environment for your loved ones.
Start by Deep Cleaning Your Bathroom
The last thing you’ll want your guests to see, of course, will be a dirty bathroom. So, your first job will be to get it as clean as possible. The good news is that you probably won’t need a lot of heavy-duty chemicals to get that job done. If you do the following, you can be pretty sure your bathroom will be clean and inviting.
- Wash the floor as well as any moldings that might exist.
- Give the walls a good wipe-down with warm water and some gentle cleanser. Do a little research to learn how to clean the specific kinds of walls you have in your bathroom.
- Clean the mirror so you don’t see any water spots, and clean the windows if there are any present.
- Clean the grout in the shower tiles, and wipe down all toothbrush holders and soap dishes.
- Wipe the fixtures and get rid of any hard water stains.
- Keep a clean toilet brush beside the toilet.
Wash Your Linens, Including the Bath Mats
You’ll want to make sure your guests have plenty of clean towels – have plenty of them ready for drying off after showering, and also make sure there are clean hand towels as well. Hang some of the towels on towel rods, and keep others stowed away in your cabinet.
If your cabinet won’t provide enough space, neatly fold the towels and put them in an easy-to-reach basket. If that’s the case, you might want to consider getting in touch with Art of Drawers to learn more about our custom cabinetry. We can help ensure you won’t have an issue with space next time.
Buy a New Shower Curtain
Even if you haven’t used the guest bathroom in a long time, you should probably go ahead and purchase a new shower curtain and liner just to be on the safe side. You can find one that’s very affordable at your local big box store.
Don’t Forget to Dust!
You may have a guest who’s very particular about cleanliness. Even if you don’t, it won’t hurt to get rid of any dust that might have accumulated in the bathroom. Use a long-handled duster to reach the corners of the ceiling, as well as the vents and light fixtures. Run a vacuum cleaner over carpeting or flooring. This will help make sure your bathroom will be a relaxing environment.
Throw Away Anything You Aren’t Using
If you’ve been in your home a long time, you’ve probably accumulated a lot of stuff – and you store it in whatever areas you can. This could include the guest bathroom. If there’s anything in the bathroom you’re no longer using, this might be a good time to just get rid of it. That will make it easier for your guests to move around.
If you just can’t bear to part with those items, try to put them in tubs and store them in the garage until your guests leave. Once they’re gone, consider looking into ways to increase the amount of storage space in your home.
Save Space for Guests
This ties into the previous tip. Your guests are going to need places to put their bathroom supplies, such as toothpaste, shampoo and whatever else they bring. You could attach a storage hanger on the back of the door, or maybe a small table with drawers that will fit in the corner.
Make Sure Everything is Properly Organized
Your guests are going to love it if your bathroom is well organized, making it easy for them to find things like extra toilet paper, or shampoo and conditioner if they forgot to bring their own. Keep some supplies handy just in case that happens, such as soap, body moisturizer, dental floss and toothpaste. You could even buy a new toothbrush just in case.
Decorate Your Bathroom
Don’t be afraid to add a few quick decorative touches if you have the time. You don’t want to go overboard, of course, because they won’t have room for their belongings. Maybe put some flowers or scented sticks (as long as your guests don’t have any allergies, of course) to a small vase – nothing too extravagant.
Light a Candle
Again, you want your guest bathroom to be as inviting and relaxing as possible. After all, your guests will be out of their normal routine, so you’ll want them to feel at home. Get a soothing candle and put it in a safe place. Don’t put it on the back of the toilet or any other spot where it could be knocked off onto the floor or in a wastebasket.
While you’re at it, consider adding a plug-in air freshener and an automatic toilet bowl cleaner.
Hire Art of Drawers for Professional Bathroom Storage Solutions
The professionals with Art of Drawers have a lot of other ideas that can revamp not only your guest bathroom, but all other areas of your home as well. Our custom-made cabinets will provide you with options you might not have ever considered possible. Get in touch by contacting us online or by giving us a call at 770-800-8410.