Sunday, April 13

Restroom Reviews

One of my biggest concerns while in public is the standard of cleanliness in restrooms.

1- Is there trash all over the floor?
2- Are the toilets covered in wetness or obvious urine?
3- Are there multiple toilets unflushed?
4- Is there enough tissue for me to complete my business?
5- Will my children see profanity while using the facilities?
6- Is the personal hygiene bin over flowing with nastiness?
7- Is there soap to wash my hands?
8- Is the sink that I'm washing my hands in clean?
9- Are there towels to dry my hands?
10- Did the odor in the restroom cause me to hold my breath?

Positives that increase my comfort in a restroom:
1- If there are no towels, is the door a push style that does not require me to use my now clean hands?
2- Changing table in men and ladies rooms.
3- Clean floors (IE.. they used a mop this week)

I try to be understanding if there are a few items that are lacking. However, I feel that once a business decides to provide a restroom that they should take responsibility and keep it clean and sanitary. I try to do my part too.. If my 3yo drops a towel on the floor, I pick it up; if we splash too much water, I wipe it off the floor and/or counter; if a faucet is dripping, I turn it off.

What turns you off in a restroom? Have you ever left a business because of their restroom?

Saturday, April 12


Why did I start this blog?

Because I'm tired of walking into businesses and finding nasty restrooms or poor customer service. I want to praise the awesome businesses and let you know what businesses to avoid.

Who am I ? (updated July 12th 2009)

I'm a mother to two boys (7 and 1) and a 4yo daughter. I am always on the run and have had some awesome and horrible experiences. I believe it is time that we as consumers make our opinions count.

How will I do this?

I'm planning to create a system for reviewing restaurants, stores, and particularly restrooms. I will also share my input on businesses I come into contact in my daily life. I also plan to share this information with the businesses that I review. I want them to receive the feedback and hopefully improve their systems or congratulate their employees for a job well done.