Is Your Guest Bathroom Ready For Summer Entertaining?

I love to host parties, and this summer is one full of milestones for my kids and me so needless to say, I need to be prepared for guests. Fortunately, my guest bathroom is always visitor-ready.

Guest Bathroom ReadyWhen it comes to bathrooms, I’m somewhat mysophobic. My fear of germs and contamination is often irrational, so as you can imagine, public restrooms are a nightmare for me.

I’m that crazy mom whose first child was taught to enter a public restroom with his hands held up high and to keep them there until we exited. It’s no wonder the boy is so tall and his arms are now stronger than The Incredible Hulk’s. My recently graduated and now 18 year-old son rolls his eyes and tells me how ridiculous it was whenever we recall this little piece of his early childhood. My daughter’s bladder seems to have a ginormous holding tank and I thank God for that.

It’s no different when visiting relatives and friends—how many people have used that same cotton hand towel hanging there? And how long has it been there? The dreaded community hand towel. I confess. I will search your cabinets and linen closets to find a clean, unused towel when I visit you.

I have no idea how many cotton hand towels I’ve washed and sanitized during my adult life. Or how many rolls of paper towels I’ve gone through. And in addition to a sanitized cotton hand towel and roll of paper towels, you can always count on finding a pretty tray full of paper guest napkins near the hand soap when you use my guest bathroom.

Enter Kleenex. I’ve been invited to try replacing cotton hand towels, regular paper towels and napkins in my guest bathroom with Kleenex Hand Towels. My mysophobic-self totally loves the idea. It could potentially save me a few steps in preparing for visitors and summer entertaining. And it’s more economical for me, though using regular paper towels and napkins provides me with more eco-friendly options.

I’m an evolving green-thinking mom. I’m committed to reducing, reusing and recycling. I support responsible forestry practices. I encourage my children to make better choices in support of conservation of the earth. I continue to seek ways to transition the routines in my home from waste management to green living. That said, I do hope Kleenex will develop a more environmentally safe product made from 100% recycled fiber.

Try Kleenex Handtowels

Do you think you’d like to give Kleenex Hand Towels a try?

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  • Heather McCurdy

    Hmmm I don’t have the germ phone, but I might get them for when I have a party, ahem, for people like you :)

    • http://kellihood.com/ Kelli Nelson

      LOL Heather! Yes, those people like me will appreciate you all the more. ;)

  • Mia

    Great review! I am a clean and tidy freak in my home especially in the kitchen and bathroom so I will definitely be looking into buying these products and giving them a try. PS. Love the photos of the bathroom! ;)

    • http://SweetnessOfLife.com/ Kelli | @SweetLifeMommy

      Thanks, Mia! It seems to be the one room in the house my kids haven’t taken over so it’s the one room I can actually keep clean and tidy!

  • Mia

    Great review! I am a clean and tidy freak in my home especially in the kitchen and bathroom so I will definitely be looking into buying these products and giving them a try. PS. Love the photos of the bathroom! ;)

    • http://kellihood.com/ Kelli Nelson

      Thanks, Mia! It seems to be the one room in the house my kids haven’t taken over so it’s the one room I can actually keep clean and tidy!

  • http://twitter.com/FarFromCamelot Beth

    I’m sorry, but I couldn’t stop staring at your bathroom sink! It’s funny how you change once you have kids…I would have never worried about this stuff if it wasn’t for my son. And it gets me even more creeped out since we started potty training! I will have to try these for his bathroom since it’s so small and can barely hold his bath towel!

    • http://SweetnessOfLife.com/ Kelli | @SweetLifeMommy

      I know, my sink and waterfall faucet are weird! Definitely not kid-friendly. My kids only use this bathroom if it’s an emergency so it works out for us. This compact product does seem to work well for small bathrooms.

      • http://www.mombloggerbuzz.com/ Lisa Ladrido

        This has been an issue with me for as long as I can remember. Once I entered Nursing School it became even more of a priority. My boys get grossed out when their school mates walk in use the bathroom and never even stop and wash their hands. One of them calls them out on them as then they don’t want to touch the door handle if they don’t wash up first. I have been eyeing these towels and just haven’t had the time to go buy some. I would love to give them a try. I love your bathroom by the way!

        • http://SweetnessOfLife.com/ Kelli | @SweetLifeMommy

          Thanks, Lisa! My son gets grossed out that way as well, though he would never admit he got that from me. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/FarFromCamelot Beth Sanborn

    I’m sorry, but I couldn’t stop staring at your bathroom sink! It’s funny how you change once you have kids…I would have never worried about this stuff if it wasn’t for my son. And it gets me even more creeped out since we started potty training! I will have to try these for his bathroom since it’s so small and can barely hold his bath towel!

    • http://kellihood.com/ Kelli Nelson

      I know, my sink and waterfall faucet are weird! Definitely not kid-friendly. My kids only use this bathroom if it’s an emergency so it works out for us. This compact product does seem to work well for small bathrooms.

  • http://mombloggerbuzz.com/ Lisa Ladrido

    This has been an issue with me for as long as I can remember. Once I entered Nursing School it became even more of a priority. My boys get grossed out when their school mates walk in use the bathroom and never even stop and wash their hands. One of them calls them out on them as then they don’t want to touch the door handle if they don’t wash up first. I have been eyeing these towels and just haven’t had the time to go buy some. I would love to give them a try. I love your bathroom by the way!

    • http://kellihood.com/ Kelli Nelson

      Thanks, Lisa! My son gets grossed out that way as well, though he would never admit he got that from me. ;)

  • Heather Stewart McCurdy

    Hmmm I don’t have the germ phone, but I might get them for when I have a party, ahem, for people like you :)

  • http://SweetnessOfLife.com/ Kelli | @SweetLifeMommy

    LOL Heather! Yes, those people like me will appreciate you all the more. ;)