The Best Way to Keep Germs Out of the Bathroom

Ok, so we know that germs are inevitable in the bathroom, but there is a way to control the number of germs that gather there. Here are 10 quick tips to keep germs out of the bathroom.

Keep Germs out of the Bathroom

Keep Germs out of the Bathroom

  1.  Wash your shower curtains and liners in the washing machine. Add a couple of old towels so there’s some friction to remove any dirt or mildew.
  2. When cleaning the tub, spray with cleaner and let it sit for about 15 minutes before scrubbing. By allowing the cleaner to sit for a few minutes, it has more time to attack germs.
  3. Dip a toothbrush in bleach and clean grout that may have mildew. Always open a window when cleaning with bleach.
  4. Pour baking soda in the toilet, let it sit for about 10 minutes, then swish with the brush.
  5. When you are done with the brush, hang it between the rim and seat and spray with bleach to remove any germs. You can also pour a little cleaner in the brush holder to make sure mildew doesn’t grow on the brush.
  6. Close the lid when you flush.
  7. Store toothbrushes in your medicine cabinet or in a drawer so germs floating around from flushing don’t land on your toothbrush.
  8. Pour baking soda and vinegar down the drain and then run hot water to flush it down.
  9. Use disinfectant wipes to clean faucet handles, light switches and doorknobs.
  10. Wash hand towels in hot water with bleach and replace every couple of days.

These 10 quick tips to keep germs out of the bathroom can easily be completed when you perform your weekly or monthly cleaning routine.

If you’re able to stay on top of things, your bathroom will definitely have less germs, which will mean a healthier family! 🙂

What tips do you have for keeping germs out of the bathroom?

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7 thoughts on “The Best Way to Keep Germs Out of the Bathroom

  1. brit says:

    Thanks Leigh! I recently read on Webmd that you can clean your clothes washer by running a cup of bleach through an otherwise empty cycle 🙂

  2. brit says:

    Hi Leigh, I have a couple questions about using bleach.
    I love the smell of it, and I feel like it would do a better job, especially around flu season, for cleaning. I always use something to freshen the toilet, be it the gel clings, the little clip-on-the-rim things, or the blue tablets for the water tank–if I’m just spraying bleach around the seat and the brush, that should be ok right? Like not enough bleach to make fumes? I always flush the stool right away and don’t leave it set together. Also, do you use paper towel after cleaning with bleach? I like to use microfiber cloths, but am afraid to wash them with the other laundry if they have bleach on them? (this is horrible, I know, but I do not separate our laundry at all–colors, towels, anything, I only do the bedding separately. We only have 3 in our house, so it would take forever to get enough towels to do a load-and then someone would be drip-drying while waiting for the dryer, haha).
    thanks for all the tips, love it!

    • SimpLeighOrganized says:

      HI Brit! Thanks so much for stopping by. To answer a few of your questions-Yes, it should be fine if you’re only spraying a small amount of bleach onto the seat and brush. If you’re still concerned, you could also use the Clorox Anywhere Spray or Disinfecting Wipes to clean the toilet. And yes, I only use paper towels when I clean the toilet with bleach so I can discard the germs. I hope this helps! 🙂 ~Leigh

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