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IsabelleSE19 Mon 16-Jan-17 13:30:32

Recently I've stayed with a very dear friend of mine and close family of DH's. Both households are very hospitable and I love visiting them. BUT. In neither case was there a bin in the bathroom, and in one of them there wasn't even one in the guest bedroom. AIBU not to want to put used cotton pads/buds and sanitary stuff back into my sponge bag, or cart it round the house in my hands looking for a bin?

megletthesecond Mon 16-Jan-17 13:32:31


mickeyjohn Mon 16-Jan-17 13:33:05

There isn't one at my MIL's house - it's really odd! So yes, I wrap my sanitary stuff up in copious amounts of loo roll and then discreetly bury in the utility room bin when no one is looking. It's very odd - where does she put old loo rolls, face wipes etc?!

RortyCrankle Mon 16-Jan-17 13:33:31

Just as well you won't be coming to stay with me - I don't have a bin in my bathroom or bedroom.

ghostyslovesheets Mon 16-Jan-17 13:34:46


however you will have pressed several MN buttons in one post

1. Those who think putting sanitary towels in the bin is awful and they should only be disposed of by fire or buried 10 foot under in the dead of night
2. those who think your are destroying the planet with your disposable items
3. those who will bang on about mooncups
4. The odd one or two who will tell you you are being an ungrateful guest

good luck

milkmoustache Mon 16-Jan-17 13:35:09

Make sure to mention in your Trip Advisor review

mistermagpie Mon 16-Jan-17 13:35:28

I would never have a bin in the bedroom (not sure why...) but always have one in the bathroom. I hate when other people don't have one and there is nowhere discreet to dispose of sanitary stuff.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 16-Jan-17 13:38:07




dollydaydream114 Mon 16-Jan-17 13:38:12

Each to their own, of course - but personally I'd always have a bin in my bathroom. I don't use sanitary towels or tampons because the birth control pill I'm on stops my periods, but I want a bin in there for things like cotton buds, loo rolls, wrappers from toiletries or bathroom products, dental floss, disposable razors, plasters etc. And I'd certainly want visitors to have somewhere to put used sanitary towels etc if they needed to.

I don't have a bin in my bedroom, though. It's right next to the bathroom anyway.

Bluntness100 Mon 16-Jan-17 13:40:05

I also think it's strange, and have a bin in the bathroom and bedrooms. I thought everyone did. But now I'm thinking about it I'm sure some of my friends don't either.

Isadora2007 Mon 16-Jan-17 13:42:23

I now have a bin in my downstairs bathroom as teenage dd complained about its absence. I keep forgetting to empty the flaming thing!!!

Hygellig Mon 16-Jan-17 13:42:47

It puzzles me that DH's sister's family don't have any bins in either of their bathrooms, despite at least two members of the household presumably having periods. Maybe they carry their used sanitary stuff to the bedroom and put it in the bin there. Not so easy if you are a guest though. I keep a plastic bag in the spare room where we sleep and then put any rubbish in that if necessary.

FlyingElbows Mon 16-Jan-17 13:43:20

You must have a bin in your bathroom just as you must wash towels every time you use them. What's wrong with you people?! grinwink

Rixera Mon 16-Jan-17 13:43:23

It should be standard. I use reusable pads but not everyone does, and even when pregnant kept the bin lined in case of friends wanting to dispose of sanitary wear! I recycle loo rolls though.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 16-Jan-17 13:44:42

I've been on MN too many years,it's the same threads again and again ..

No bathroom bins
How many times a week do you wash?
How often do you change your pajamas?
How often do you wash your towels?
MIL threads
AIBU... usually the answer is YES!


IsabelleSE19 Mon 16-Jan-17 13:44:44

Rorty, where do you put all your cotton buds and toiletry wrappers etc?

milk, I did mention that I love visiting both houses and am very grateful for the hospitality, but it's just a quirk that struck me as I filled my sponge bag with rubbish

Tenshidarkangel Mon 16-Jan-17 13:45:36

This winds me up to no end. The frantic where can I stuff my pad dance drives me insane , then attempting to stealth out of the bathroom with pad rolled up in wrapper under my shirt to casually find a bin elsewhere without looking like a muppet or getting caught. ¬_¬ Growl.

DavetheCat2001 Mon 16-Jan-17 13:47:46

I think bathroom should have a bin. When I stay at MiL's (who doesn't) I have to try and covertly carry downstairs all my bathroom wastage, and put it into the kitchen bin (only bin in the house) and hope no one notices my rolled up used ST'/tampons!

Having said that, my sisters bathroom bin is usually overflowing with all kinds of horrors. She never seems to empty the darned thing which is definitely BU.

witsender Mon 16-Jan-17 13:48:26

Dunno, we don't have one. Cotton buds etc go in the bin in our room which is right next door. Kids are too young to have any need. I did think about getting one the other day though, as the cleanser I use now needs wiping off with cotton wool, so would be handy for that. Ticking one of the clichés above I use washable pads instead of tampons etc, hence not really thinking of it before.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Mon 16-Jan-17 13:48:41

interesting as I have a bin in my bathroom, but no loo in there. In my loo (cloakroom) I don't have a bin, there's not really any room for one either, all bedrooms have a bin.I guess I would take a plastic bag with me and use that as a bin.

Revenant Mon 16-Jan-17 13:50:57

My MIL has no bins in the house at all.

RhiWrites Mon 16-Jan-17 13:51:29

We have a lined bathroom bin and I change it once weekly.

It was a bit of a shock to discover my BIL had put a dirty nappy in it recently but luckily that was the day before I changed it!

NavyandWhite Mon 16-Jan-17 13:52:15

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Whosthemummynow Mon 16-Jan-17 13:53:53

I now only have a bin in the kitchen, found that some buggers kept filling up all the other bins and never emptying them.... Then the bin fairy came along and emptied them all.

The bin fairy got pissed off with this, so told everyone to use the main fucking bin in the kitchen so she now only has to now empty 1.

challengedvertically Mon 16-Jan-17 13:55:30

@revenant, does your MIL really not have any bins?!

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