1. Store toothbrushes upright and in the open air. Storing toothbrushes in medicine cabinets or closed containers makes the perfect environment for bacteria to breed.
2. Replace hand towels often. The thick, toweling fabric is great for drying off. Unfortunately, it also locks in moisture creating a bacteria breeding ground.
3. Don’t share towels. It’s nice to share, but it’s not nice to share towels which can spread infections.
4. Replace loofahs often. Think about it – a loofah sloughs off dead skin cells and they unfortunately don’t all disappear down the shower drain. It’s recommended to replace natural loofahs every 3-4 weeks and plastic varieties every 2 months.
5. Always close the toilet lid before flushing! The flush action causes germs and fecal matter to fly about your bathroom.
6. Keep the tech out of the bathroom. No matter how careful you are, contamination of your phone is pretty much unavoidable. No one wants bathroom germs pressed against their face.
7. Towel rails are much better than towel hooks. They allow the towel to dry more easily, thus preventing bacterial and mildew growth which love the folds of damp towels.
8. If using bars of soap, be sure to rinse after use and place somewhere airy to dry off.
9. When cleaning the bathroom, use a different cleaning cloth for the toilet and the wash basin. Funnily enough, wash basins usually harbor more bacterial colonies than toilets.
10. Spritz Mask bathroom spray. Using toilet spray makes your bathroom not only feel hygienic, but smell like it too!
Now it’s time to put these tips into practice, to keep you and your family hygienic and healthy!