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Being a work-at-home mom with three kids home during the summer, my house stays far from perfect. Yet, this time of year, friends and family come over often. There’s one room I always keep tidy, and it’s the bathroom. If you have unexpected guests, they probably won’t notice if your house is a little messy, but a dirty bathroom is always noticeable.
There are five things I always make sure are ready in my guest bathroom:
- a clean sink
- a clean toilet
- extra rolls of toilet paper
- fresh hand towels
- DIY Bathroom-Atherapy spray
It can seem like it’s hard to keep clean since our guest bathroom is also the “kid” bathroom, but I find it easy to do in less than 5 minutes.
1. Keep a Clean Sink. I’ve trained my kids to wash out the toothpaste and use a disinfectant wipe to go over any stubborn spots. If I’m the last one to brush my youngest’s teeth, then I quickly wipe it all down before bed time.
2. Keep a Clean Toilet. With boys, this can get seriously stinky. Every day I swirl the toilet brush around, and then I wipe down the top of the bowl with a disinfectant wipe as well as the underneath of the seat. Lastly, I use a wipe to clean around the floor at the bottom of the toilet where urine can collect when you have boys.
3. Extra Rolls of Toilet Paper. With a family of 5, toilet paper goes fast here. I keep a pyramid of three rolls at all times on the back of the toilet. I don’t want anyone to have the embarrassment of running out. I check those rolls and top them off as needed.
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4. Fresh hand towels. My kids use the bathroom hand towels a lot, so I make sure to replace them at least every 2 days. If guests are dropping by, I scout out the bathroom to make sure it’s stayed nice, and I add fresh hand towels.
5. DIY Bathroom – Atherapy Spray. I’m sure you’ve seen the “No.2” sprays for spraying in the toilet before you go. I make my own with rubbing alcohol and essential oils. I like to call it “Bathroom-Atherapy Spray.” Just a spritz in the toilet and the bathroom smells just lovely.
- a small spray bottle
- rubbing alcohol
- 30-40 drops of essential oils (I like to use just sweet orange)
- grab a free label to make your own – HERE
Check out this video to see how I make it.