Not too long ago we made a bathroom cleaning video where we demonstrated some effective techniques for cleaning your tub, toilet, sink, counters, tiles, and even the floor.
However, even with all of that stuff being squeaky clean, your bathroom still might harbour germs, bacteria and other nastiness in areas that you DON’T clean on a regular basis..
So, in this video – we’re going to uncover some some surprisingly dirty things in your bathroom and show you how to clean them – and we’re going to start with…
Your Toothbrush & Toothbrush Holder
Your toothbrush is host to a cornucopia of bacterial nonsense from saliva to blood, bacteria and other micro-organastys AND it’s also important to remember that your toothbrush, sleeps rather close, to your toilet.
Keeping your toothbrush clean is actually quite simple – just remember to rinse it well after each use to avoid old toothpaste build-up and if you really want to get it clean – you can leave it in a cup of vinegar for about 1/2 an hour and the vinegar will take care of the bacteria in short order.
You should replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months or right after you recover from being sick – and remember – old toothbrushes can easily be turned into cleaning toothbrushes.
The toothbrush holder can usually just be put into your dishwasher or you can rinse it out with some really hot water and dish soap and then scrub out the gunk at the bottom.
If these things could talk oh the stories they would tell..
I love using loofah sponges because they so such a good job of cleaning me, but, how often do we think about cleaning them.
Well, you’ll be relieved to find out that you can clean your loofah as easily as your toothbrush using the same magical cleaning elixir – vinegar!
Just submerge your loofah in a 50/50 mixture of hot water and vinegar for about an hour and hang it up to drip dry. This method of cleaning also works for those of you who use sponges or wash cloths.
Another good care tip for your loofah is to always hang it up when you’re not using it – that way it can effectively drip dry.
I’m willing to bet dollars to donuts that you weren’t expecting a razor to show up on this list – however, keeping your razor clean and dry is quite important for a couple of reasons….first, a wet razor can become a rusty razor, and secondly, a moist blade kept in the shower, harboring old hair and dead skin can lead to ingrown hairs and irritation when shaving, not to mention a duller shave.
So, to keep your blades in tip top shape, add some rubbing alcohol on a cotton pad and swipe your razor clean, use, and then quickly towel dry when done. Make sure to store it in a drier place, like on your counter top.
Now tell me this thing doesn’t have a crappy job…
Your toilet brush takes care of some of the most undesirable messes imaginable – so, it’s important to ensure that what you’re cleaning out of your toilet – isn’t ending up sitting on this brush or in this little cup..
You don’t need to clean the brush every time you use it, but once a month is a good frequency to maintain the brush. Some folks like to replace the brush more often than not, but if it is well taken care of you should be able to keep the brush up and running for a while.
Okay here’s what you do. After cleaning the toilet, rest the brush between the bowl and the seat. Spray it generously with a disinfectant of your choice, I am using rubbing alcohol here, and let it sit, dripping wet, for 10 minutes or so. Then, rinse the brush in the hottest water you can find and allow to drip dry again, using the same method. You should never place a wet brush back into the brush container, that’s when paranormal activity starts to happen.
The brush container can also be cleaned by spraying it with disinfectant, leaving for 10 minutes and rinsing under hot water. Folks come up with all kinds of crafty ways to store the brush, it’s up to you how you do it, just store it dry and keep it clean.
Quite like your toilet brush – your plunger works hard to ensure that your toilet remains free of clogs..however, to ensure your plunger remains free of bacteria you might want to perform this quick and easy cleaning routine after each use.
Spray with your favourite disinfectant and leave for 10 mins, then air dry. You can also store the plunger atop a neatly folded plastic bag, that way, when you do need to use it, you can place it in the bag and bring it to a wash basin to clean, without any messy drips. This is not the bag you want to be reusing either.
What else needs cleaning in your bathroom? If you have a cleaning question that you need answered, I invite you to leave a comment below! I love reading your questions and comments and do my best to get back to as many as possible, so, don’t be shy and say hello!