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Hostess with the Mostess– Guest Bathroom

Hold on to your seats, friends. Today I’m granting you an all-access pass to our guest bathroom drawers. Please try to control your excitement.

Like most people I’d rather sleep in my own bed in my own house. Knowing how I feel when I stay at others’ homes I want to make our guests as comfortable as possible. One way I do that is by stocking our guest bathroom drawers with what I deem “necessities”.

It’s happened to me before, I’m staying with a friend and I wake up with a headache. My friend is sleeping, and I don’t want to wake her so I do the obvious– I start going through her stuff. Of course I feel bad as I’m opening every cabinet in her bathroom but the pain from the headache is worse than the embarrassment/wrongness/guilt of being a medicine cabinet stalker.

Here’s the top drawer. I save our dentist samples (toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste) and throw them in the drawer. No guest of ours has an excuse for bad breath or stuff in their teeth.

Here’s the bottom drawer. Please, please, please make antacids readily available to your guests. Nothing is worse than waking up in the middle of the night with major heartburn from the pizza you had for dinner and you can’t find your host’s antacids. Nothing.

I also keep a hair dryer, soap, toilet paper, and more lotion in the guest bathroom.

Are you crazy like me and stock your guest bathroom? What do you keep in there for your guests?

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  1. Wow! You weren’t kidding when you said you think of everything! Can I come stay at your house?! LOL

    I thought I was prepared in our guest bathroom, but this post reminded me of several essentials that I’ve left out. Thanks for sharing!

  2. You are so thoughtful and I bet your guests loooooooooooooove it! Nothing is worse than accidentally seeing your grandparents in their undies when you slink back downstairs to search for toothpaste (DONE IT) or sneaking around in someone else’s bathroom searching for tampons (DONE THAT, TOO). Whenever I have a guest bed and bath someday, I’m heading back to this post to stock it 🙂

  3. I do not have a guest bathroom but I pull out a small basket from our linen closet filled with essentials for our guests that I put on the counter in the bathroom they use. Since they use the “kids’ bathroom” and sleep in our daughters’ bed, they have to share with the kids. This way they get a basket of goodies, plus soaps and extra cups and rags. You must be wonderful to stay with!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  4. You are so organized! I strive to be this way and hope that someday I will be! Amazing! Any guest would be lucky to stay at your house 🙂



  5. What a great idea. I love that you put things like contact solution & tums. As my hubby and I are redoing our guest bathroom I will have to keep these in mind. So thoughtful.

  6. Love this! I need to do that in my guest bathroom too, right now I only have the basics like towels and a hair dryer. Great idea!!

  7. You are obviously a wonderful hostess! I always try to keep things in my guest bathroom that I know I would want if I was a guest. I hate when I’m staying at someones house and I can’t find the q-tips or Kleenex!

  8. Thanks for this post! We have a bathroom in our room and on in our hallway which functions as the guest bath when we have people over. The drawers were just kind of cluttered with stuff but this post has helped me organize! Thanks so much!

  9. I do the same thing in mine. I have so many hair and body products that I have needlessly bought to test out, so mine is stocked with pretty much everything you could need. I am going to add the antacids though for sure. I also keep extra travel size shower poufs, and my shower stocked so that they need not bring any shower essentials unless they just prefer their own. Makes things simpler for friends flying in for the weekend with not having to check a bag.

  10. This is SO smart! A bottle of hydrogen peroxide would be helpful too!

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  12. Melanie D says:

    Love it! I set my guest room up like a hotel, so when my guests arrive, they have toiletries, linens and everything right there on the bed. Bathrobe and slippers might have to be next… I love to pamper my guests! 🙂

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