You may not realize it, but the bathroom is one of the most utilized spaces in your home. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the dirtiest. With all the uses for a bathroom, it can be a breeding ground for bacteria and a place for clutter to collect.
Keeping your bathroom clean can seem daunting or even unattainable, but in this article, you will see how you can keep your bathroom clean and tidy in three simple ways.
A bathroom can quickly become cluttered with all hair products, makeup, shaving supplies, towels, etc. A quick and easy way to keep your bathroom clean is to declutter.
Out With The Old
First, go through your drawers, cabinets, etc., to take stock of what you have. Then, throw away anything you don’t use or need. For example, if you’re still hanging onto your hair crimper from the ‘90s but haven’t used it since 2001, it’s probably time to part with it.
Or, maybe you have mounds of makeup but really only use a small portion of your collection. You may consider throwing away the excess or giving it to a younger family member to experiment with.
We realize downsizing might be difficult for some, but remember: less stuff equals less mess.
For the stuff you do decide to keep, consider purchasing some organizational storage items to help keep things in order. An organized bathroom looks immediately tidier than one that has things stuffed wherever.
Most things should not be kept on the counter. Organize so that you have space for the majority of your items to be properly stored away. A good rule to follow is “a place for everything and everything in its place.”
2. Put It Away
We all get it; life is busy. It is so tempting to just leave things out on the counter after getting ready for the day. After all, you’re just going to use it tomorrow. Or, after getting a shower, you may just want to leave the dirty clothes and towels on the floor. You’ll pick them up later.
But, things left out on the counter or floor can attract bacteria and mildew. Not to mention the potential embarrassment of having visitors see your dirty underwear spread out on the floor.
Putting things away when you are done with them as well as properly utilizing hooks or bars for towels, a laundry basket for dirty clothes, a trash can, etc., will result in a cleaner, more sanitary (and less embarrassing) bathroom.
3. Cleaning Supplies
Obviously, cleaning supplies are essential to keeping your bathroom clean. It is important to use appropriate products to help kill any nasty bacteria that may be taking up residence in your bathroom. But, cleaning a bathroom can be time-consuming and isn’t most people’s idea of a good time.
Luckily there are some great options that can help you keep your bathroom clean without a lot of effort.
Automatic Toilet Cleaning System
The toilet is easily the most germ-ridden spot in the bathroom, and many people dread having to clean it.
Fortunately, there are products out there that will automatically keep your toilet clean of ugly stains and unpleasant odors. These products are usually in the form of a tablet that stays in the tank or a ring that hangs inside the bowl.
These products do need to be changed every few weeks or so. They may also be a little pricier than other products, but they’re a handy alternative to scrubbing the toilet.
You can buy or even make a spray that helps minimize the buildup of lime and slime in your shower. All you have to do is spray it and leave it; no scrubbing is required. So, keeping your shower looking and smelling clean can be as simple as a few quick sprays before you dry off.
If you have disinfecting wipes readily available in your bathroom, wiping down the counter and outer parts of the toilet can be pretty quick and easy. Since minimal effort is required, you could easily do this regularly without taking much time out of your busy schedule.
There are several different brands of disinfecting wipes on the market, and you can even look online if you are interested in making your own reusable disinfecting wipes.
No one wants to tackle a messy, grimy bathroom; the trick is not letting it get to that point. Following these steps every day takes just a few minutes and keeps your bathroom nice and clean so you can avoid those dreaded mega-cleanings.
If you’re ready for a bathroom overhaul, ask us about our luxury bathroom remodels in Austin. We can help you create beautiful spaces with ingenious storage solutions that will make it easier to keep your bathroom neat and clean long-term.