As often as we entertain, preparation is important to make our guest feel at home when they come to visit. Now until January, with endless guest and overnight visitors, our bathrooms require special attention. I have some tips and tricks to get your guest bathroom ready for the holidays.
From top to bottom give your bathroom a thorough cleaning and dusting. Clear clutter from the counter tops. Laundry baskets, are perfect for putting your bathroom decor in while you clean. This way you’re not wasting time moving items once you get started cleaning. Put towels and wash cloths in the washer while you clean.
Check out your shower, give the tub a quick clean. Clear out any empty bottles and old products. Cleaning Supplies…. Gather all that you will need. When I get started there’s no stopping me until the job is done!
Next, start with the exhaust vents. A neat tick is to use a can of Cleaning Duster. It will loosen up the build up of dust. Next, follow it up with your vacuum. Use the attachments to get it all.
The light switch door frame and handle give it a quick wipe down. Anything to keep the germs down.
Lysol Multi Surface Cleaning solution is great for getting windows, mirrors and any hard surfaces clean. Freshen up the pipes with a 1/2 cup of white vinegar down the drain, let it sit for 20 minutes then pour boiling water down the drain.
Make it pretty! Simple upgrades like an inexpensive Christmas print, decorative towels, a scented candle, or even upgrade the toilet paper.
Burlington Coat Factory has the most amazing home decor. I got two of these mirrored frames for $12.99 each. I removed the existing picture that came with it and, replaced it with two Christmas quotes I printed off line.
Keep your commode smelling fresh with Toilet Bombs. I’m seriously addicted! They not only smell amazing, they also kills bacteria and deodorize. Even the odor causing ones.
Toilet Bombs are so cute. I leave them out as my decor in this blingy candle votive that I got from Big Lot, keeping the air smelling fresh.
To make is simple and easy… you may have these ingredients on hand already!
1 1/2 cup of Baking Soda
1/2 cup of Citric Acid ( Found mine at Walmart in the mason jar section)
Essential Oil- You can get it from any health food or vitamin store
Silicone Mold, Ice cream scoop, melon ball scoop, meat baller. ( You can get from Walmart).
How can these ingredients possibly clean your toilet? Citric Acid is known to be a great antimicrobial that helps kill, prevent, and bacteria growth. Baking Soda however, is great for absorbing odors. Essential oils is great for having a refreshing smell.
You’re starting with your dry ingredients. Mix Citric Acid and Baking Soda into a bowl.
Add your essential oils (30-40) drops. You can also mix two or even three different oils. Mix everything together really well.
Take your spray bottle of water, and start misting the mixture. Be sure not to use too much water. Use a fork to mix.
You will see clumps and bumps. This is a good sign that it’s ready. Make a light and loose ball. If its loose its ready to be molded.
With the little that I had left over. I made smaller bombs for my garbage disposal. You know how stinky those can be. Let dry overnight and place in a air-tight container to keep them fresh. If you want to see me in action on how I made my Toilet Bomb. Click on the video down below.