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We have had a number of new threads recently about amenities ranging from chargers for cars to chargers for electronic devices; from fully stocking for infants to leaving nothing in hopes that guests won’t even cook. LOL.
An essential amenity that every host should leave in the guest bathroom are some pads and tampons for women who start bleeding while at your rental, particularly if your rental isn’t close to a store.
I added pads to my in case you need anything drawer about 6 months ago, the same two are still there and the rest of the 30 pack in the locked closet. At this rate they will last many years! Better safe than sorry though.
Yes, I think one tampon and one pad have disappeared in the last 3 years. Prior to that they were in the hall bathroom with a generous supply and I wasn’t counting. But it’s absolutely worth it. Just one incident will make a believer out of anyone.
I have “emergency” tampons and pads in a little basket under the bathroom sink, I’ve had one group use two pads and another use every tampon and half the pads. I will continue to stock them; I would appreciate them being there if I were a guest and needed one.
I know that can be annoying. Like when a guest clearly takes things for future use, not here I assume, since no packaging is in the trash. But then there is the guest like the woman here for 6 nights this week who uses a single consumable all week, a canned fizzy water. She used one towel, less than one roll of TP, etc. So it balances out.
On a related note I also have a cute little sign mounted next to my toilet paper that says “please flush only toilet paper” in hopes that guests won’t flush tampons (among other things) down my house’s old pipes.
Mine looks like this:
…although I purchased it off eBay for about half the price.
How is it that women today seem (from these posts) to be so organised and travel prepared so that they don’t use the thoughtfully provided products … yet still manage to get bloodstains on the bedding?
We have a drawer in the bathroom with pads, tampons, tissues, a toothbrush, toothpaste, disposable razor and comb for guests in need. We started it when my husband flew to another city on a day trip and his return flight was cancelled so he was forced to stay the night at an Airbnb without his toothbrush etc. We decided to be prepared for such a guest if we had one (which we haven’t had yet).
I have all that and if they take it with them unused, I replace. Its really no big deal. I also have small scented sanitary bags and ask them to use those when disposing of used hygiene items. I do not want period stains on anything
Yes - pads, panty liners, tampons! For everyone I have q-tips (my #1 item I need and forget, realizing only right after I get out of a shower and cannot do anything about it). I also have single use dental floss. Not everyone flosses daily so it’s not often packed but it stinks when you eat something that gets caught in your teeth and you can’t get it out.