‘Tis the season for holiday entertaining, so thought I’d take a moment to give a rundown on how I prep one of the most important areas of my house for guests: the powder room. It just takes a moment, but checking the condition of the guest bathroom before the doorbell rings goes a long way in making sure everyone feels super welcome. Empty the trash, wipe down counters, and make sure there’s extra of everything: hand towels, tissues, soap and TP. Keep reading for my absolute prepping-the-powder-room essentials…
Luxurious soap is a must; bonus points if it’s in a glass bottle. I stock up on Compagnie de Provence soaps, especially in Orange Blossom (shown), Fig and Wild Rose. Something that makes the bathroom smell wonderful is also great - sometimes I burn candles, but I love the way that reed diffusers radiate the scent throughout the room at all times. For maximum fragrance diffusion, turn the bamboo reeds once every couple of days. And especially when guests are coming, a few blooms or a pretty plant placed near the sink scores major points.
I love using these super thick disposable guest towels instead of cloth. It may not be the most eco-friendly, but let’s be honest…when there are lots of people coming & going out of the bathroom, it’s nice to know you’re the only person who used that towel, no? I pick up these Better Than Linen guest towels at Bed Bath & Beyond.
This is kind of a no-brainer, but stashing several extra rolls of toilet paper in a convenient location is an absolute must. As the host, restocking the bathroom is the last thing you should be worrying about during a party, so you’ll be really glad you took care of this essential beforehand. So… that’s the drill at my house…I’d love to hear any tips that y’all have for readying your house for holiday guests!
*images: hayden spears