Summer is officially here: The pool cover is off at the beach house and the humidity is back! It’s not all chilling by the pool though, summer’s arrival means an uptick in guests at the beach house so it’s busy, busy getting it clean and ready for their arrival.
I love all the white tile in our guest bathroom but it can be hard to keep clean. When Clorox® Scentiva™ reached out with their new Fresh Brazilian Blossom wet mop pads I knew they would be perfect for helping me get all the tile in guest bath clean in time for guests.
If, like me, you want your house to smell clean as it looks, then these new Clorox Scentivia Fresh Brazilian Blossom wet mop pads are perfect. They are especially great if you have a white tiled floor, like our guest bath, as you can have them on hand to keep the tile sparkling and clean. I love how in it only takes a few minutes to do: I simply attach a pad to the mop and with a quick wipe over, the bathroom is looking fresh and clean ready for whoever is coming over. Its’s great that the room smells so great, too! I also use their Tuscan Lavender and Jasmine toilet cleaner, which smells so good.Here are my top five ways to get your bathroom ready for guests:
1. Have a tray of travel sized toiletries
On the bathroom windowsill I have an antique metal tray from a thrift market. On the tray I place a selection of travel miniatures such as mouthwash, hand cream, sanitary products and some cotton buds. I tell my guests to help themselves should they need something while they are staying
2. Always have tissues to hand
I love how hotel bathrooms always have facial tissues to hand so I like to have them in our guest bath, too. A tissue box cover disguises any ugly packaging while still allowing you to offer your guests an alternative to having to use toilet paper while applying makeup etc.
3. Wet wipes and wet mops
Now, I always have some Clorox Scentivia disinfecting wipes and wet mop wipes on hand. I don’t always have to time to scrub the bathroom, and as it’s the guest bath and has less use, it doesn’t always need it. These wipes are ideal for this situation because you can just grab a wipe and go over the sink, taps and mop the floor to make the bathroom immediately more welcoming and cleaner.4. Clear the junk from the medicine cabinet
I am guilty as charged: my medicine cabinet behind the sink used to be full to the brim of things I wasn’t using. I know someone is going to look inside the cabinet – we all have that nosey friend! So, my advice is to go through the medicine cabinet and get rid of anything out of date, and then donate all the shampoos and other cosmetics you are never going to use. In mine, I replaced all the junk with sunscreen, bug spray, some facewipes and then spare rolls of toilet paper.
5. Refresh the bathmat
Finally, the last area that always shows wear and tear are the bathmats, especially after the winter if someone came in with wet shoes. I find that if I add some stain remover to a normal wash then it usually brings that mats back to good. However, if yours was the past the point of no return, like mine, then refresh it. I choose a new one with the multicolored ticking and pompoms as I thought it added a splash of color to the white floor whilst not being overbearing.
What did I miss, how do you make your guests welcome?
// Posted in partnership with Clorox.