In most households, the bathroom is one of the most-used rooms in the house. But when it comes to stocking supplies and refreshing outdated styles, it often gets overlooked.
Combined with our step-by-step bathroom cleaning guide, following these essentials will keep your powder room guest-ready.
10 Essential Items Every Bathroom Should Have
At a minimum, these are the 10 bathroom essentials you’ll want in every bathroom in your house no matter how big or small the space is:
These are just the basics for a comfortable bathroom set-up, but depending on your budget and bathroom size, there are plenty of luxurious items you can add in for a more welcoming feel. These include things like fresh flowers from your garden displayed in a pretty vase, or perhaps an essential oil diffuser or your favorite scented candle.
Master Bathroom Necessities
Your master bathroom is the place where you refresh yourself first thing in the morning to take on the day. It can also serve as a luxurious and relaxing retreat at the end of the evening. However you look at this room in your house, you’ll want to make sure it’s fully-stocked with everything you need to look and feel your best.
Our master bathroom checklist is more extensive than other bathrooms, so you’ll probably spend a bit more here.
Master bathroom essentials checklist:
In addition to the 10 bathroom essentials we identified above, you’ll want to equip your master bath with the following…
Personal care and comfort items:
Depending on your style preference and how often your bathroom is used as a relaxing retreat, your checklist items may vary.
Guest Bath Necessities and Items
There’s nothing more awkward than a guest asking about where the extra toilet paper is located. Make it easy and less embarrassing by fully stocking your guest bath in advance.
Have your guests feel more-than-welcome with these items:
There are a few bathroom essentials you should always have on hand (like toilet paper), but thoughtful touches like toothbrushes and floss will really make guests feel at home.
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Best Bathroom Cleaning Supplies
Now it’s time to get down and get a little dirty in your bathroom.
It’s essential to keep your bathroom clean. Yes, the dreaded job of cleaning the toilet bowl, the clumps of hair, and all the sink grime has come.
Thankfully, while you’re on your hands and knees scrubbing and cleaning, you don’t have to also endure the smell of unnecessary chemicals like strong bleach. You also don’t have to worry about exposing yourself, your family, or your guests to toxic chemicals that can often be found in conventional cleaning products.
You can efficiently and effectively clean your bathroom with a variety of natural products that clean well and are safe for your family. Here are a few of our favorite green bathroom cleaning supplies:
This non-toxic, streak-free, and versatile cleanser is made from plants and water. It will safely and effectively clean any non-porous bathroom surface, including your toilet, bathtub, tile, countertops, mirrors, shower doors, and more. Equally as important, the proprietary blend of renewable ingredients is safe to use around your family and is free from harsh chemicals and fumes.
If your bathroom suffers from stained bath mats, towels, or other washable fabrics, then we recommend trying our natural stain remover. It will tackle hundreds of different stains, residues, odors, and spots without bleaching or discoloring fabrics. And best of all, our formula is family safe and non-toxic.
DIY Bathroom Spray
If you’re in a pinch and you'd like to make your bathroom smell fresh and clean, then try creating a DIY bathroom spray using common household products you probably already have on hand. Grab your favorite scent of essential oils and get to mixing. Here's what you'll need:
- 1 tsp rubbing alcohol or vodka
- 30-40 drops essential oils
- 3 oz water
Mix the alcohol, essential oils and water into a spray bottle. This mixture will smear if sprayed on mirrors or other surfaces, so do not spray it throughout your entire bathroom. Instead, only spray the solution into the toilet water or in/around the sink and shower/tub drain. This will allow the scent to linger without harming or making a mess of things.
Once you’ve got your favorite cleaning products handy, it’s time to get to work. Here’s a bathroom cleaning checklist to get your bathroom looking and smelling clean:
Bathroom cleaning checklist
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