Learn a simple bathroom organization trick that will make your guests so much more comfortable – and keep them from snooping!
Your friend invites you to a wine and cheese party. You have a glass or three of Chardonnay accompanied by scrumptious baked brie, creamy Camembert, and extra sharp cheddar.
You love cheese as much as I do. Hooray!
Except for one little problem. Like me, sometimes cheese doesn’t agree with you.
So you hightail it to the powder room, only to discover after it’s too late that there only three squares of toilet paper are left on the roll. Not a single extra roll of t.p. in sight.
Panic sets in, and you tweak a nerve in your back as you stretch to reach the vanity cabinet, hoping against hope that it contains the extra rolls. Your hand grabs something, but it’s not toilet paper.
It is a jar of hemorrhoid cream.
AAAHHHH!!!! Your friend has hemorrhoids!
You carefully place the medication back where it came from, and reach in the cabinet again.
Score! Toilet paper. Wahoo!
You head back to the party and spend the rest of the night avoiding eye contact with your host because you can’t seem to shake that image of hemorrhoid cream.
How to Help Your Guests Avoid an Awkward Situation
Why do we hide toilet paper under the sink, in a closed cabinet, or in a lidded basket? As a guest, it feels particularly wrong to rummage around a bathroom for an extra roll of toilet paper, especially when a simple bathroom organization trick can avoid this awkward situation.Do you hide T.P. under the sink? Here's how to spare a square so your guests won't snoop.
Perhaps you’re wondering, “But Laura, how can toilet paper possibly look good?” or “I have a teensy-weensy bathroom – where should I put it?” Never fear, here are some lovely and simple bathroom organization ideas to display extra toilet paper and ease the minds of all your guests.
Plus, keep reading and get a free printable checklist to make your bathroom guest-ready in no time!
5 Simple Bathroom Organization Hacks
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1. Glass Vase
2. Toilet Tank Box or Basket
As part of a pretty farmhouse bathroom makeover, this blogger used leftover wood to create a simple, perfectly sized box for storing a few extra rolls of paper. If you’re not inclined to DIY, a basket or narrow bin will do just fine.
3. Hanging Planter
Hanging storage is perfect for small bathrooms with minimal floor space. A planter with a flat back, meant to hang on a wall, is a cute an inexpensive solution to display extra toilet paper.
4. Vintage Bucket
If you do have the floor space, try a vintage vessel such as this neat wooden bucket to stash several rolls of toilet paper.
5. Simple Stand
Your Guests Will Thank You
Help your guests avoid potentially embarrassing situations! Keep your extra toilet paper in a highly visible yet attractive spot. These simple bathroom organizing tricks will make your guests more comfortable. Plus, they’ll never have a reason to accidentally find your hemorrhoid cream.
Free Checklist! 19 Ways to Prep Your Bathroom for Guests
Print this handy checklist and tape it inside your vanity door so you won’t forget anything, and your guests will thank you.
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