Simple Updates That Will Keep Your Bathroom Clean for Longer

I am NOT a fan of cleaning the bathrooms. Ok, cleaning in general, but there are some things I prefer to do less than others. So how can you have more time in between cleanings?

1. Switch to touchless fixtures. It can help minimize your contact with potentially germy bathroom surfaces

2. Swap out bath mats. Fluffy bathroom rugs might feel luxurious underfoot, but plush materials can be a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and bacteria. In general, lightweight, quick-drying bath mats are a more hygienic alternative.

3. Install a bidet. Providing a more effective clean than toilet paper alone, bidets are an easy way to make trips to the bathroom more hygienic. There are SEVERAL to choose from on Amazon HERE

4. Protect your toothbrush. Storing your toothbrush out in the open can expose it to bacteria from toilet flushes and sink splashes.

5. Use automatic toilet cleaners. An automatic toilet cleaning system can do much of the work for you, and it can be as simple as popping a tablet into the tank every four months. 

6. Remove excess moisture. Too much moisture in the air can lead to mold and mildew growth and water-related damage to bathroom surfaces. 

7. Sanitize your shower curtain. The good news is that most fabric curtains and liners can be simply tossed in the washing machine on a gentle cycle (check the labels first to make sure). To ward off bacteria growth before it starts, choose a liner with antimicrobial properties.

8. Keep cleaning products nearby.

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