Guest Bath Necessities | bathroom essentials for unexpected guests

Guest Bath Necessities | bathroom essentials for unexpected guests

Guest Bath Necessities – bathroom essentials for unexpected guests | This post brought to you by Listerine. All opinions are 100% mine.

We have had quite a few overnight guests this summer. For the most part they have been planned visits however there have been a few occasions lately that the guests didn’t even know they were staying until the last minute. We love to entertain and we love company so anyone is always welcome – though I feel a little like I’m slacking in the hostess department when I’m not prepared. I’ve learned the most important necessities to keep on hand for these unexpected occasions are toiletries.

Prepping a Bath for Guests

Our little guys bath doubles as our guest bathroom so I made it a point before the summer ends to stock up on some basic essentials. A couple of years ago I transformed a thrift store coffee table into a bench for the room. I’m not normally a ‘stuff on the counter’ kind of girl but the bench was the perfect spot to corral the bath necessities.

Acrylic Frame Tray

I began by making a simple tray from a clear acrylic picture frame I picked up at the craft store. The 9 X 12 boxed frame works perfectly as a small tray when turned upside down. I lined the inside of the frame with a piece of scrapbook paper – which was made from cork.

Guest Bathroom Prep

The cork sheet wasn’t glued – just trimmed and set inside the frame – which makes it easier to clean or even replace.

Guest Bathroom

At the top of my list were extra toothbrushes, toothpaste, and a spare bottle of mouthwash.

Guest Bathroom Extra Toothbrushes

Since these aren’t for everyday use, the brushes and paste were tucked in a canister.

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Guest Prep

I also picked up this cheerful candle at Target as well. The candle is definitely not an necessity but I love the little daily reminder printed on the front – plus it smell pretty amazing without even being lit.

Bathroom Flowers

Another special touch – fresh flowers. These are not only for the guests but a great addition to brighten up each morning.

Grocery Store Flower Arrangements

I typically just pick up an inexpensive bouquet each week and dress it up with cuttings from the yard. I can generally get two small arrangements from one bouquet – perfect for the power room and bath.

Guest Bath Soaps

Extra soap, towels, and washcloths were the last thing on my list. I’ve found having a separate set of towels reserved just for guests means they are always clean, folded and ready to go.

Prepping a Bath for Guests

Are there any extras you stock up on for those unexpected occasions?

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Guest Bath Necessities

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  1. I love how you turned the frame upside down to use as a tray! Brilliant!

  2. Such a great hostess idea. I bet your guests feel so comfortable at your house =)


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