Batman has the Bat Cave. Hugh Hefner has the Playboy Mansion. And you… you have your bathroom. As often as we tend to talk about grooming, it just occurred to us that the environment in which this sacred ritual takes place has a huge impact on the experience and the outcome. If you think about it, we mean REALLY think about it: how many life-changing decisions were established in the “Oval Office”, the “Hall of Justice”, and the garage aka Man-Cave?
So we came up with a list to help you better appreciate your bathroom features and help create better experiences.
1. The Throne
A.K.A the Toilet. This crown jewel should be the centerpiece to your elaborate command center. Blues Clues has a thinking chair and so should you. In addition to this being the place where all bad things leave your body, this should also be the prime location where great ideas are born! [Granted some ideas are shitty – couldn’t help it.] As you sit and allow gravity to take control, be sure to use this precious time to read up on trending topics and world news. If Zen is what you seek, close your eyes and let yourself be one with the tranquil ambience (just don’t sit too long, as intoxication might occur). Regardless of what your business might be, always remember to flush when done. It’s good practice and your duty.
A.K.A the Treasure Chest, a.k.a the Tool Box. The cabinet should be the place where you keep all your grooming tools. This can range from skin products to hair products to the various blades of your liking. Every man should have a special location where he feels safe and secure to hide his secrets. Regardless of what kind of heat you’ll be packing, a well-organized cabinet can ensure a proper and timely setup when duty calls.
“Killing two birds with one stone”. In the case of showering, “you get 3 birds with only 2”. We mentioned this several times in our previous articles, there is no better creation by man than the shower. The things that can be achieved while taking a shower is limitless. For starters, you can save time by brushing your teeth while in the shower. To further enlighten the mind, if you happened (and you should) to have a mirror setup in the shower, then you sir are in the grooming’s next level up! With the company of a mirror, one can even perform a proper shave while rinsing from head to toe. The hot steam from the shower can aid the shaving process by softening the facial hair and opening up those pores. Also, if you ever dreamt of performing on stage, then you already know the first step by practicing your vocals under the drizzling shower head.
This one is a bonus item. Seeing that not everyone is fancy enough to have a bathtub in their bathroom, this only applies to those who do. If you’ve read up on our recent article about the D.I.Y. Bath Tea, then you sir or madam are no stranger to the world of self-indulgence. The bathtub is often overlooked as an item only suitable for children. We’ve all had (and still have) our share of bubble baths and rubber ducky adventures, and for those who never had the pleasure of experiencing one, this may explain those expensive therapy sessions. Do not let the images of fluffy bubbles and Mr. Ducky discourage you. There’s a reason our childhood selves enjoyed a good bath. The steady temperature and spacious layout makes the bath tubs the perfect vessel for our body to rest and rejuvenate. If you have a significant other and a big enough tub, then we suggest heating things up a bit by trying the D.I.Y. Bath Tea and some wine. We bet you’ll never look at your tub and think it’s child’s play after that.
“Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest one of all?” The biggest mistake the stepmother made was to ask a magic mirror for advice. If it were MP, we’d put a post-it note on the top right corner of the mirror that reads, “You look F**KING AMAZING today! Go out there and conquer the world!”. Simple as that! No matter how high-tech today’s grooming products have become, that special mirror is something everyone should have in their bathroom. The mirror is a representation of one’s self and it should be the first and the last thing you look at when entering and exiting from the bathroom. The mirror shows us what we want to see and how we see it! Heed the advice above and work on setting up a small mirror in the shower to perform some awesome grooming life hacks. Trust us, you wont regret it.
Well there you have it folks, MP’s highlight of top 5 important things found in a bathroom. Remember, our imaginations know no limits; it’s not how good the tool is, but how good the user is. Now go out and create your own grooming cave!
Photos used under CC from Bart Everson, Irish Typepad