Bathroom etiquette is one of the least discussed issue today. It needs to be addressed at all times. Whether you are at work, a restaurant, hotel or whatever. If you are the host or hostess, always check the bathroom and make sure it is stocked with the proper supplies. Always supply enough clean towels and toilet paper as well.
Now let’s take a look at a little bathroom etiquette:
Close the Door
You’ll be surprised by how many people don’t bother closing the door all the way when they use the restroom. Close the door and make sure it clicks. If you are in a public restroom, make sure the door is locked.
Don’t just push open a stall door in a public bathroom. Someone may have missed the latch or forgot to lock the door. Check under the door, and if you see feet, go to another stall or wait for the person to finish.
Do not use a bathroom to chat about everything or make plans. Especially in a public bathroom. Others don’t need to listen to your stories.
Allow Personal Space
Don’t crowd other people. Be respectful of the personal space of others.
Ignore Your Cell Phone
Don’t chat on your cell phone while using the restroom.
Flush the Toilet and Cover the Evidence
Before you leave the restroom, make sure you flush the toilet. Make sure it’s all clear before you leave. Also take care of any lingering odors.
Dispose of Personal Hygiene Products
Anything you use for personal hygiene needs to be wrapped and disposed of in a trash receptacle. Do not flush anything down because you might clog the system.
If you used the last of any supplies in the bathroom, replace it immediately. If there isn’t, inform someone that it needs to be replaced.
Wash Your Hands
Never leave a restroom without washing your hands. Dry your hands after washing them. Use a a hand towel in a private residence and the air dryer or paper towels in the public restrooms.
Clean Up After Yourself
Leave the restroom or bathroom in as good of condition as you found it. After washing your hands, avoid splashing water or soap all over the counter and mirror. If there is a paper towel available, wipe splatters around the sink.
Don’t Hog the Mirrors
Don’t take your time in front of the mirror if someone wants to use it. It is always better to finish up ASAP.
Report a Clog
Make sure the host or the management knows about it. Even if it wasn’t you. It is better to inform them discreetly to avoid any misunderstandings or potential problems.