With summer season upon us, I thought I'd do a post about things to have on hand when you're hosting guests. I'm by no means an expert, but after talking with friends about this very subject, I came up with a few ideas. We were all talking about what we like/dislike when staying overnight with relatives, etc. Some of the situations we'd gotten into were pretty comical. :) I think they got just a little annoyed with me when I kept saying "Wait...let me write this down...this would make for a great blog post!" Ha! (All pics enlarge when clicked.)
One of the things I like to have on hand is a "guest basket" in the guest bathroom.
|This is just a basket filled with all kinds of toiletries the guests may have forgotten.|
|I have some toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, and toothbrushes in here. A lot of these were just from the trial sized bin at Walmart, or things we brought home from hotels.|
|I also have men's and women's razors, shaving cream, and lotion. Most of these I got free with a coupon.|
|I also have some men's and women's deodorant and a new set of combs and brushes along with some kleenex and even a couple of sewing kits. :)|
|Here's the basket I used.|
|One of my "hilarious" friends insisted I include "room-freshening spray" to have in the bathroom for obvious reasons. :) She once had an awkward moment when she stayed with someone and this wasn't readily available. LOL! I keep this little pump bottle of body spray in the bathroom. I got it at Walmart for about $2. Dollar Tree also has a big selection of body sprays. I talked about them in THIS POST.|
|I thought a nite light was a good idea too. Especially if someone's not used to the layout of your house. It's nice to have a little light to guide you at night.|
|I almost forgot this one. A bath mat WITH a rug pad under it to prevent falls. I can't tell you how many times I've stayed with someone and there was no bath mat. I had to either step out on slippery tile or use another towel as a mat.|
|This one cracks me up!|
|Here she is trying to make a quick escape.|
|She's already trying to figure it out!|
Well, hope this list helps. I know we laughed a lot when making it. :) We've all been in hilarious and not so hilarious situations when staying overnight. Oh yeah...it's also a good idea to make sure you have WORKING locks on your bathroom doors. Cause you wouldn't want your nephews to walk in on you taking a shower. TWICE. Ahem. :)
Another good idea that came up was to spend the night in your own guest room before the guests arrive. You never know what'll happen. You could find out that the room is constantly cold/hot or that the sun blares in the window early in the morning. That way, you'll have time to get extra blankets or a blackout curtain. Ha! Hope y'all picked up a tip or two today. :) I'd love for you to add your own tips in the comments section. I'm always looking for new ideas!