It’s pretty safe to say that a majority of the population is not a fan of cleaning. Though there are people who reflect the antithesis of this statement, cleaning is a task that once done is very nice, but the sheer grossness of the processes involved make anyone want to steer clear and assign the task to somebody else. This might result in your bathroom only getting cleaned once things have gotten to the point that you can’t stand it anymore.
Much to your despair, if you fall into this category, you know that things aren’t getting cleaned often enough. The typical things like your toilet bowl and your counter and sink might be surfaces that are easier for you to muster up the courage to clean, but there are other things in your bathroom that need help desperately that you probably have a tendency to forget about. What are those things?
Your Shower Curtain
Your shower curtain is a hotspot for things like bacteria, mold and mildew. It may take months for the dirt to become evident on your curtain, but at that point, you’ve let it go too long. Think about the amount of stuff that gets splashed against your curtain…on the inside, there is all the dirt and oils from your body, in addition to various soaps and scum. Mix that with a constant dampness, as most shower curtains may never be fully dry, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for one gross shower curtain.
On the outside, the protocol is a little different. The curtain is still subject to the germs floating about and it’s been exposed to water particles, just not in as extreme a way. It’s still quite dirty, though. It’s easy to just throw your curtains both outer and inner into the wash with a little bit of vinegar and baking soda. It will come out beautifully clean and you’ll feel much better about your bathroom in the end.
Answer this question honestly. How often do you clean the rugs that sit around your toilet and in front of the sink in your bathroom? The answer is not often enough! Think about all the people that walk all over those rugs. Furthermore, think about the men who stand up to relieve themselves. How do you know they’re hitting their target every time?
Add to that, the amount of hair and other unmentionables that lurk in your rugs. Nobody wants to think about it, but it’s a reality that must be faced. Don’t be afraid of rugs from this point on, just clean them intermittently and swap them out for new ones every year or so.
The surfaces don’t end there, but that’s a good place to start. Remember that a clean life is a happy life.