Yes there is such a thing as courtesy in the bathroom - lots of courtesies. Have you ever visited
someone's home and needed to use their restroom? Once inside did you want to turn around and go back out deciding you could wait after all until you got home?
At an early age both my children were very particular about bathrooms. Some time ago when visiting friends, my daughter who was about 4 or 5, asked to use the restroom. Wanting to make sure she was ok with reaching the sink I went with her. She looked around and said "mommy I think I can wait until we get home." She did not like the way the toilet looked and would not sit on it. I have been in bathrooms where I too decided to wait until I returned home. If you know you have guests coming, know that it is considered a social courtesy to have a clean bathroom. If your children have their own bathrooms, make sure they know how to clean it and let them know you will check it often. This will minimize bad bathroom habits and teach them how to leave a bathroom when visiting friends and family.
The Sink. Is dried toothpaste and hair in the sink only visible to certain people? I am always amazed at how the one place in the house where you are supposed to get clean, ends up the dirtiest. And is it really necessary to have every toiletry item you own on the counter?
The Toilet. Guys, if at all possible, us ladies would be forever grateful if you would work on your "aim". Otherwise, a few stray sprinkles on the rim of the toilet, roll down the sides of the toilet and eventually make it to the floor. A nasty build up from this and you have a bathroom that smells like "pee."
The Bathtub. Ok who wants to get into a dirty bathtub? Who wants to shower or bathe on top of someone else's dirt? Growing up, we had to clean the bath tub every single time we used it. Cleaning it later or the next day was never an option.
The Mirror. I do not understand how one can go into the bathroom and be oblivious to a mirror covered with water stains? Can you really see through the toothpaste splatter?
The Floor. Crude along the baseboards, dirt, grime, hair, and empty containers on the floor is pure laziness. How can you step out of the shower and feel clean in a dirty bathroom?
The Smell. Add a fresh scent deodorizer for a pleasant smell in your bathroom. It may also help if you emptied the wastebasket often.
Your bathroom should be a un-cluttered, welcoming, and - not just for guests but for you to enjoy. And size has nothing to do with this - small bathrooms can be cute and clean also. Out of respect for those who will come behind you, clean the bathroom after each personal use. And one more thing...if the door is closed politely knock before entering.