Bathroom is the place of paradox of every home. On the one hand, it is the place where you take care of your personal hygiene – you shower, bathe, brush teeth, shave, wash hands, etc. On the other hand, the bathroom is the place where most bacteria are likely to appear, as well as mould and other potentially harmful things. That’s why it is important to take care of the hygiene of the bathroom just like you do for your own, or maybe even better. So, here are a few tips and ideas on how to do just that.
1. The bathroom sink has the potential to have even more bacteria than the shower. How should you clean it? First, take a piece of soft paper and remove everything in and around the drain. Then, use hot water and a rough sponge to scrub off the deposits of toothpaste, foam, make-up, etc. Then, apply the cleaning product and leave it on for fifteen to twenty minutes. Repeat the sponge procedure, rinse the sink with hot water, including the sponge, and dry everything with a towel.
2. When cleaning the bathroom, do not forget to wash and dry the soap dish, the toothbrush cup and all places where water can stay longer.
3. Pillows, stuffed with plush and feathers have to be washed by hand. Soak them in warm water with detergent in it and when they are completely wet, squeeze them gently. Remove the dirty water and carefully apply pressure on the pillows to get all the dirty water out of them. Wrap them in dry towels and put them in the washing machine on a program for delicate fabrics to avoid tearing them.
4. When cleaning the bathroom, do not forget about the drain stopper. Soak it in a pot of vinegar for a couple of hours to kill any bacteria there might be.
5. The newer models of bathtubs are made of porcelain, which requires special attention when cleaning them. Use liquid cleaners which do not have abrasive particles, acids or alkali in them, otherwise you might damage the surface.
6. When cleaning the tub in the bathroom, start by spraying the whole tub with a cleaning spray or powder, including the edges and the outside of it. Wait for fifteen minutes and wipe off with a rough towel. In order to remove the yellow spots, use a mixture of salt and turpentine. Make sure you have a pair of rubber gloves on. Rinse good and do not forget to clean the drain as well.
7. Before you get in the shower, run the hot water for at least of couple of minutes.