I must admit, I probably think a little too much about this stuff, but it’s fairly important. Did you know bathrooms have less germs than kitchens? I found that out researching some information for this post, quite interesting.
The only reason I’m actually bringing this topic up was because I just purchased some new bathroom blinds and noticed how utterly disgusting the old ones were, they were never washed before and actually slightly rusted, I was told my previous blinds weren’t moisture resistant.
Here’s some places you may find germs in your bathroom:
Ok lets move on, that’s kind of a waste of time, the basic answer is everywhere in your bathroom. It’s covered in them!
What’s really interesting is ways to stop the germs spreading so much in your bathroom, here’s what I’ve found:
- Put the lid down on the toilet before flushing (I thought that was obvious but apparently not everyone does it)
- Don’t share toothbrushes
- Make sure everyone has their own towels for everything
- Once every couple weeks make sure to scrub the inside of the toilet bowl
- Let the shower run for about 20-30 seconds before getting in to let the germs flush
- And obviously, scrub everything clean – Showers, bathtubs, blinds, countertops, etc
It’s inevitable that things will start to get germs on them, these stunning waterproof blinds I’ve just purchased will no doubt get covered in germs again. But the benefit is I’ve anticipated it, took precautions to make sure germs spread as much, and they’re moisture resistant blinds meaning I can just wipe it clean easily.
Oh and if you’re interested, here’s what they look like:
They’re technically Shutters, not blinds, but I think they’re really just the same thing. They’re made from a faux wood, looks great and is wipe clean.
Don’t get too OCD about the whole germs thing, just take some precautions and make sure to clean your bathroom. My blinds were never cleaned before so I don’t want to imagine how many germs were on them.