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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Dip a toothbrush in bleach and clean grout that may have mildew. Always open a window when cleaning with bleach.
- Pour baking soda in the toilet, let it sit for about 10 minutes, then swish with the brush.
- 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.
- Close the lid when you flush.
- Store toothbrushes in your medicine cabinet or in a drawer so germs floating around from flushing don’t land on your toothbrush.
- Pour baking soda and vinegar down the drain and then run hot water to flush it down.
- Use disinfectant wipes to clean faucet handles, light switches and doorknobs.
- Wash hand towels in hot water with bleach and replace every couple of days.
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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