Motherhood Stuffs: Top 5 hygiene tips for your bathroom

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Top 5 hygiene tips for your bathroom

Bathrooms are notorious for being either incredibly clean or incredibly dirty places. Between potential mould and scum build up, and the merciless spread of germs in sinks and toilet bowls, keeping your bathroom clean and hygienic is never an easy task. Here’s our top 5 tips to ensure the hygiene of your bathroom, old or new.

Keep Your Counters Clean
Humans are often quite lazy creatures. While we might have a number of drawers designed for hair and body products, we tend to leave them lying over the sink. After a while, dust and bacteria tends to build up with the possibility of leaving permanent stains. Not to mention what all that dust does to your sinuses! The best solution is to store your products away after use, and if you find you’re struggling for space, it may be in your best interest to do a cull or contact a bathroom renovator like  Choice Bathrooms  to install storage areas.
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Use Old Fashioned Products
Industrial cleaners aren’t just offensive to your nostrils, they are offensive to your skin, your health, and the waterways. When push comes to shove in the world of cleaning products, nothing works better than the old fashioned cleaners your Grandmother used to use. Pour vinegar down your drain, followed by a tablespoon of baking soda and hot water to clear your drain pipes. There are number of ways you can use baking soda to give your bathroom a shining appearance; give natural products a Google search and you’ll be surprised by your options.

Floor Mats
Placing floor mats in front of showers, sinks and toilets can be an effective way of stopping the spread of mess and germs throughout the bathroom. In addition to the cleanliness of your bathroom, a simple mat can also add to the safety of anyone moving around the room, reducing the chances of slippages and injury. Most importantly, ensure your mats are regularly washed, dried and replaced to ensure they do not become the source of growing bacteria in your bathroom.

Antibacterial Wash
There are hundreds of brands of soaps, hand washes and various hygienic hand washing options at your disposal in every supermarket. Whilst the choices may be wide and varied they are an effective method in helping to prevent the spread of bacteria throughout your bathroom. Ensure your bathroom is regularly stocked with these products accessible for others to find and actively encourage those in your house, especially children, to use them.

Shower Management
Most showers consist of the age old shower curtain, glass paneled shower walls or a combination of both. This is where you can often see your largest buildup of mold and scum. On top of ensuring regular cleaning of your shower, ensure that shower curtains are always fully extend and closed at the completion of a shower. By doing so it will limit the moisture sticking together between the folds and reduce an environment for mold and bacteria to grow. If you’ve got a glass paneled shower, using a small window wiper to remove any moisture at the end of your shower will decrease the chances of any bacteria and streaky residue.

Simple strategies can often be the most effective way to manage day to day household chores and problems. Set yourself simple reminders and strategies to work towards these common goals and you will find yourself with a clean and hygienic bathroom you will be proud of.

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