Avoid These Bathroom Pet Peeves This Holiday Season

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Avoid These Bathroom Pet Peeves This Holiday SeasonI can’t believe that we are less than a week away from Christmas. Last night, I was finalizing my side of the families plans for celebrating Christmas. In the past several years, I have hosted my side of the families Christmas celebration over at my house. I wanted to share my check list for making sure that your house is ready for the holidays. I know that most people concentrate on the areas that their guests will see but often forget make sure that the bathroom is clean and stocked. In our house, the guest bathroom is usually a mess due (my teenagers are messy) and I want the bathroom to look presentable for our guests.

When I clean up our house to prepare for guests, I always start with the high traffic areas like the living room and kitchen. I want to make sure that they are clean for our guests. Then I save the bathroom for last since it is consistently used until our guests arrive.

As you are planning your next party and making your shopping list don’t forget to add toilet paper and wipes to your list.  These are necessities that we often take for granted unless you run out while seated on the toilet. Plus, you often don’t think about running out of during your family gathering or getting a clogged toilet.

Avoid These Bathroom Pet Peeves This Holiday Season

I always try to make sure that our bathroom is always ready for guests because the last thing that I want to do is make my guests uncomfortable. Today, I wanted to share with you some pet peeves that drive me crazy so that you can avoid these holiday mishaps.

  • Toilet paper that feels rough. I am spoiled, I am used to using Charmin in my home. It is soft and I feel like that I don’t have to use a ton of toilet paper to get my bottom clean. Plus, I love that it won’t clog my drains and I can avoid expensive calls to the plumber.
  • If the toilet paper isn’t rough, the next thing that I find annoying is an empty toilet paper roll and there isn’t any spare toilet paper sitting on the back of the toilet. As a guest in someone else’s house, I don’t like looking in the cabinets or searching through their bathroom in order to try to find the toilet paper. If I can’t find any, then I am even more embarassed if I have to call someone to bail me out.
  • My youngest has been potty trained for several months but when he decides to try to wipe his own bottom, he is notorious for using way too much toilet paper. Don’t worry all kids go through this phase until they learn how to properly wipe their own bottom and until they figure it out you will have to deal with a few clogged toilets. Of course, I am always afraid that he will clog up someone else’s toilet and there won’t be a plunger to unclog it or the toilet will overflow. We all know that a clogged or overflowing toilet can put a major damper on holiday gatherings. Charmin is approved by Rotor Rooter, so if your child decides to put too much toilet paper in the toilet you won’t have to worry about a clogged toilet. Of course if you stock your bathroom with another brand, you should be prepared for clogged toilets: store the plunger behind the toilet so that it is easily accessible by your guests and program your plumber’s number on speed dial (plus you will have to cross your fingers and hope that they make house calls on Christmas or New Year’s day).
  • Then there are those times when I have those messy occasions and toilet paper isn’t enough. Then I have to try and attempt to clean my bottom with damp toilet paper. As you know, damp toilet paper usually ends up crumbling and leaving another mess on my bottom. Then I feel like those bears that you see on the Charmin commercial with the toilet paper remnants left on their fur. Pick up some of Charmin Freshmates. They are flush-able wipes that can help clean up messy situations.
  • I know that I am embarrassed if I have to leave someone else’s bathroom stinky. Don’t forget to leave some air fresher in the bathroom for guests to spray to cover up any embarrassing odors.
  • I find it annoying to find an empty soap dispenser when I need to wash my hands. Make sure that your soap dispenser is full so that your guests don’t have to worry about having dirty hands.
  • Have you ever had to wipe your hands on your pants because the hostess forgot to leave a hand towel for their guests? I have and it isn’t a pleasant experience. Plus, the other guests are probably wondering why the back of your pants are wet after you come out of the bathroom.
  • Always empty the trashcan so that your guests have a place to throw away necessities like diapers, feminine products, or extra toilet paper. Plus, an empty trash can will keep your dog or a toddler from dragging embarrassing things all over the house or tearing up the trash. (This is one of Rhino’s – one of our dog favorite activities).
  • Hide things that you don’t want your guests to find or see if you only have one bathroom in the house. (*wink wink*)

If you are having guests over for the holidays, don’t forget to pick up some Charmin to make sure that your guests won’t have to deal with any of my bathroom pet peeves.


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36 responses to “Avoid These Bathroom Pet Peeves This Holiday Season #TweetFromTheSeat #IC #Sponsored”

  1. Jessica Savinggreenmama Avatar

    I hate going in to a bathroom and finding an empty or almost empty roll. There should always be an extra roll or two sitting out when you are hosting guests.

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) Avatar
    Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    We only use Charmin, too. I only want the best when it comes to TP.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Good choice, it’s soft and won’t clog your pipes.

  3. lisa Avatar

    I hate when i go somewhere and these things happen to me!! especially when the toilet paper runs out

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree especially in public restrooms.

  4. Erika Avatar

    OMG, my brother got me to try this “cheaper” toilet paper some months ago. It’s like sandpaper. Never again!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Shame on your brother for buying the rough stuff. 🙂

  5. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo Avatar

    We don’t have Charmin here in the Philippines, but just like you I prefer TPs that are soft and gentle on the skin. 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      Yes, it’s a must in my house.

  6. Bismah Avatar

    Charmin seems to be the brand of choice for many people!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I like it because it’s clog free. My youngest in the video loves trying to clog the toilet.

  7. Jodi Flaherty Avatar

    Oh no! Nothing worse than being a guest and finding an empty roll! Great tip!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Yes, it’s kinda embarrassing to have your guest yelling for more toilet paper from the bathroom. Thank for your for visiting.

  8. Cathy @ Our Mini Family Avatar

    Rough toilet paper is the worst! Ugh I mean, I might as well wipe by behind with a paper towel if it’s going to be like that hehe

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree with you. 🙂

  9. Rebecca Swenor Avatar

    I so have pet peeves about the toilet seat and the toilet paper. Toilet seat should be down lid closed when flushing and the toilet paper has to be put on the right way. The toilet paper has to be so when rolling it has to be in the front NOT the back and when leaving bathroom roll must NEVER be empty.

  10. Stephanie Pass Avatar
    Stephanie Pass

    These are things I'm always aware of and never want my guests to go through. I always double check the bathroom

  11. Stefani Tolson Avatar

    I love that you mentioned the rough toilet paper. I prefer the soft stuff like Charmin but my husband will buy the 1-ply it is up to him.

    1. Christy Avatar

      My daughter picked up the rough stuff a few months ago. It was torture. I felt like I was wiping my bottoman with sandpaper.

  12. Danielle K Avatar
    Danielle K

    I’m spoiled with cushiony soft Charmin too..and we always keep the plunger behind the guest toilet because no one ever wants to have to ask for that! Great tips 🙂

    1. Christy Avatar

      We also keep the plunger behind the toilet too.

  13. tara pittman Avatar

    Thanks for the great tips. I will try to follow all of them.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I am glad that you found my tips helpful. 🙂

  14. Jayda Avatar

    My dad has been a Charmin user as long as I can remember… Guess who got in trouble the other night when she ran out of TP? This girl. Never too old to get grounded by parents, I suppose.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Oh no! I hope you didn’t stay in trouble very long.

  15. Becky Avatar

    air freshener…. priceless.. don’t put a candle in there little fingers love pretty things..

    1. Christy Avatar

      My youngest would probably blow out a candle while my teens would end up playing in the wax. 🙂

  16. Cathy Mini Avatar
    Cathy Mini

    Emptying the trash can is a huge one for me–I think it's so gross when people have an overflowing trash bucket in their bathroom. *gags*

  17. Jessica Ann Jones Avatar
    Jessica Ann Jones

    I always feel like i need to bring my own toiletries no matter where I go because I hate using the bathroom when it's not mine haha!

  18. rocky Avatar

    great tips you have here.. ty for sharing

  19. Christy Garrett Avatar

    I always try to make sure the kids clean up their messy bathroom before we have guests over to our home.

  20. Christy Garrett Avatar

    I agree with you Cathy.

  21. Christy Garrett Avatar

    I can relate especially when it comes to public bathrooms.
    A few places need to read these tips too.

  22. Christy Garrett Avatar

    I am not too picky when it comes to which way the paper faces. But I hate an empty roll. 🙂

  23. Christy Garrett Avatar

    I agree. I usually try to keep extra in our bathroom when guests come over to our house.

  24. Mommy Pehpot Avatar

    I will keep this tips in mind next holiday and stock on Charmin! 🙂 The only bathroom we had last season was not enough bathroom… who am I kidding.. we only have one bathroom! That was a lot problem! LOL