White Towels in Every Bathroom

Home Stager with The Staging Team

If I could only give one piece of advice to someone about to list their home on the market, it would be "Put brand new white towels in all of your bathrooms". "And don't even think about using them or washing them!" New... Brand new!


People are pretty hesitant to walk into someone's personal space. And what is more personal than your bathroom. People are afraid they might see things they can't unsee. Brand new (never been washed) white towels will put them at ease. It will allow them to view your bathroom as an unsoiled room that nobody uses. The white towels also photograph better and will give your bathrooms a spa-like feel.


I also recommend picking up all the bathroom rugs. They never look good in the photos and they tend to make the bathroom look and feel smaller. They can also give the room a lived-in feel. Which we are trying to avoid.


It's also a good idea to put away ALL of your personal items. Clear the counters and all of the shelves in the shower and around the bathtub. Once you have put everything out of sight, you can bring in just a few items to add a bit of color and life back into the room. Think spa....think of a high-end hotel bathroom. I like to add an orchid or small plant to add life and then just a few decorative items around the sink. Check-out our Gallery for more staging ideas.


Comments (13)

Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Good advice. I will try to remember it when I sell my home.

Feb 19, 2019 08:04 PM
Rebecca Jones

Thank you!

Feb 19, 2019 08:07 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Welcome to the ActiveRain community. Congratulations on your first post.

Feb 19, 2019 08:05 PM
Rebecca Jones

Thank you!

Feb 19, 2019 08:09 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Bathrooms are seen as a room that needs to be very clean.

New towels are a great idea

Feb 19, 2019 08:07 PM
Rebecca Jones

Thank you!

Feb 19, 2019 08:08 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing these great tips. Welcome to active rain.

Feb 20, 2019 05:58 AM
Rebecca Jones

Thank you!  I used to live near Phili.  I sure do miss the cheesesteaks & pretezels. 

Feb 20, 2019 06:40 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Scot, that is exactly what my stager says in my vacant listings, or occupied that need help!   Welcome to ActiveRain.

Feb 20, 2019 06:25 AM
Rebecca Jones

Thank you!  

Feb 20, 2019 06:42 AM
Gwen Fowler-864-710-4518 SC * Mountain* Lake*Home
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Welcome to the rain, great info.

Feb 20, 2019 10:37 AM
Rebecca Jones

Thank you!

Feb 22, 2019 07:42 PM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Rebecca,

Nobody wants to buy someone else's dirt, so this is excellent advice. A colorful ribbon that ties in with the rest of the decor may set it off even better.

Feb 21, 2019 10:23 PM
Rebecca Jones

Good Thinking!  I like the ribbon idea.

Feb 22, 2019 07:43 PM
Kate Steven
5homestyle - Adak, AK
Best Real Estate agent

Welcome to active rain. Good luck in achieving your goals on active rain

Feb 22, 2019 05:58 AM
Rebecca Jones

Thank you!


Feb 22, 2019 07:43 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Rebecca Jones welcome to ActiveRain and congratulations on posting your first blog successfully on this site.

Feb 25, 2019 12:29 PM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Welcome to ActiveRain, I hope that your participation here helps your business to grow.
Btw, I followed your blog, and would be honored if you followed mine.
Thank You!

Feb 25, 2019 05:52 PM
Rebecca Jones

Will do.  And Thank you!

Feb 26, 2019 06:02 PM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

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Mar 12, 2019 05:57 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Welcome to Active Rain, looking forward to reading many more of your posts, let me know if there is anything that I can do to help as you get started here.
All the best of success to you.

Mar 20, 2019 07:11 PM