Sep 16, 2008

Works For Me Wednesday - Guest's Hospitality Basket


It's that time again... Works For Me Wednesday over at Rocks in My Dryer.

All of my husband's family lives out-of-town. When they come to visit, they usually remember to bring all the little things they'll need, but every now and again, something gets left behind.

For just such an occasion, I keep a little basket in the guest bath loaded with various things they may need: toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant, shampoo, shower cap, shower gel or soap, lotion, baby powder, shaving cream, disposable razors, etc. These are all things I pick up during a hotel stay, a visit to my dentist, or in the trial size section at the drug store. My cost is very minimal, but the pay-off is huge! My guests are so appreciative, and there is rarely a need for a trip to the store for that forgotten item.

Additional hint: Since I am a migraine patient and sensitive to many scents and fragrances, I go for unscented items when possible. That helps me, of course, but I find my guests are pleased when a product they've "borrowed" from my basket doesn't compete with his/her perfume or cologne.

12 comments:

GoSuze! said...

That is such a fabulous idea....can I come for a sleepover???

Anonymous said...

LOLOL....THIS COULD GET YOU LOTS OF GUESTS!!! Holler if you run out of anything and I'll run get you some!
Love ya,
Dad

KrustyTheCat said...

what a great idea!! I need to do this too.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I do this, too! BUT I never thought to be so thoughtful as to place unscented items in the basket, and I should have, since I'm allergic to everything. Thanks for the tip!

Sherry said...

We do the same thing. Our guests love it! I've even been known to stick in some homemade goodies for a treat with a card welcoming them. I hadn't thought about unscented though.

Nichole said...

What a nice idea! You must be a great hostess.

Kim said...

What a great idea - especially since I also have allergies to fragrances!

Paige said...

Great idea, and so pretty!

Suzanne said...

That is so sweet!

Kaye said...

I do something similar and think it's wonderful that you provide unscented items.

Thanks for the huge compliment on my brownie goodness recipe. I hope you enjoy them...let me know how it goes!

just another day in paradise said...

fabulous idea. very thoughtful and what a great way to use what I waste! Thanks!

Krista said...

If you get my name at X-mas this would make a great gift. LOL

Krista