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6 Surprising Things That Don’t Belong in the Bathroom

Towels Neatly Folded in a Linen Closet If you’re like many individuals, you normally spend an average of 30 minutes to an hour in your bathroom every day. As you finish your morning and evening bathroom routines, you would like to have all you need readily at reach. Yet, what if several of those objects you’re keeping in the bathroom don’t belong there? By storing certain items in the improper spot, you might not just be cluttering up your bathroom space but also increase the chances of getting sick from bacteria and mold. To avoid both mess and these risks, here is a set of things you should not keep in your bathroom.

1.       Towels and Bathrobe

Several individuals put their towels in a bathroom cabinet or shelf and hang their bathrobe there, too. However, storing fabrics in a warm, moist environment such as a bathroom might be detrimental to your health. Damp towels will retain germs and bacteria, which will subsequently migrate to your skin when you utilize them. The same thing applies to your bathrobe. Preferably, attempt to keep your clean towels in a linen closet outside the bathroom and store your bathrobe in the bedroom.

2.       Your Toothbrushes

Most individuals store their toothbrushes by the bathroom sink. The only issue is that every time you flush your toilet, bacteria gets sprayed up into the air and may land on your toothbrush – which then goes in your mouth. Pretty awful, if you think about it. Experts recommend keeping your toothbrush inside a drawer or cabinet, if feasible. And close your toilet lid before you flush – every time!

3.       Cosmetics and Nail Polish

You’re likely storing your makeup and nail polish in the bathroom, but that may not be the best home for them. Cosmetic products will go old rapidly in damp environments, and cosmetic sponges can become a breeding ground for bacteria. Nail polish will also deteriorate quicker if subjected to temperature swings and humidity. Therefore, it’s necessary to store makeup and nail polish in a cool, dry spot, like a bedroom drawer, for instance.

4.       Your Jewelry

Silver jewelry does not survive in moist environments and can tarnish easily when exposed to humid air like that in a bathroom. Even though gold won’t tarnish, it’s still advisable to store your jewelry someplace that is both cool and dry permanently. Think about storing your jewelry in a box in a bedroom drawer or your closet.

5.       Prescription Medication

It’s a little strange how several individuals have a medicine cabinet in the bathroom, but you may need to think twice about it. For many medications to remain effective and not expire too early, they should be stored somewhere dry. Since the bathroom can be humid regularly, it might cause your medication to go bad or lose effectiveness too early. Storing your medications in a kitchen cabinet, out of the reach of small children, is your best option.

6.       Books, Photographs, and Art

Paper and photographs do not fare well in the humid air. Paper will absorb moisture, sooner or later growing mold if not kept correctly. And this moisture will damage your pictures, making them swell and curl prematurely. A humid bathroom will lead to permanent damage to both photos and books, so it’s essential to place these things elsewhere in your home.


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