Here on Momof6 I write fairly often about how to have a great at-home birthday party for your kids, without spending a lot of money. Of course I write about it so often because I throw one of these soirees 6 times a year! And one of the things that I always spend a few minutes doing before each party is getting the guest bathroom prepared to handle our visiting party guests. So here's how I do it, in 5 easy steps….
Step 1: Put out pump-style hand soap and lotion
Your bathroom will stay cleaner throughout your party if you use pump-style hand soap (vs a bar of soap). The lotion is optional, but I think it is a nice touch during the dry winter months.
Step 2: Remove personal items from the countertops
You really don't need party guests playing around with your electric toothbrush or exploring your headbands collection. So remove these items from the countertop and place them under the sink or in a nearby closet.
Step 3: Make sure the garbage can is in full view!
If you normally tuck your trash can away under the sink, take it out and place it where it is visible. Your guests shouldn't have to open up all of your cabinets to figure out where to toss that dirty tissue. And if you don't make its easy on them, you risk them just flushing it…. and for those of us on a septic system, you want to provide a the right way to dispose of things!
Step 4: Remove your family hand towels
In our downstairs bathroom, I normally have out 8 hand towels- 6 of them color-coordinated for each of my kids (giving them each their own helps to limit the speed of germs) plus 2 more. But when I know that our house will be full of party guests, I remove all of these hand towels from the bathroom, and….
Step 5: Provide paper hand towels
I set out a box of Kleenex Hand Towels for our party guests, and I like to decorate the box to match the party theme (it's a cute way to carry the theme into the guest bathroom). And I usually give the guests a nudge in the right direction, telling them to use these hand towels to dry their hands and giving them a direct hint of where to toss them when they are done!
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