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The bathroom is probably one of the most overlooked rooms in the house. But do you know we spend at least two hours in the bathroom over the course of a week? Needless to say, it’s also the perfect breeding ground for bacteria such as e-coli, salmonella and paratuberculosis, which triggers the Crohn’s disease.
Think of all that grime that’s been gathering between the crevices of your tiles. Are you cringing yet? So if you haven’t been cleaning it regularly, you should. And if you can’t remember the last time you replaced some of these things in the bathroom… well, it’s about time.
1. Washcloths & Hand Towels
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You will need to replace the hand towels as frequently as possible. Please make sure that you wash them every two days. Have it replaced and wash the dirty, grimey ones in the laundry with hot water. Germs build up very fast especially in damp conditions in the bathroom.
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If you are one of those people who uses their toothbrush until the bristles fall off, it might be best for you to know that they need to be replaced every three months. When the bristles wear out, it causes discomfort to your teeth and also it stops cleaning your teeth the way it’s designed to. So keeping that toothbrush for more than three months does more damage to you than good. Plus, the longer you leave it out, the longer it is exposed to very dirty particles and germs.
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We have read some horror stories about people keeping their bathmats and not washing them the entire year. Can you imagine the amount of germs those bathmats have collected? Gross! Bathmats need to be changed out at least once a week. Make sure you have a few spare ones to rotate around so you would always have one clean mat to switch out with.
4. Bath Towels
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Many of us overlook this, but bath towels need to be replaced every week. When you wipe your body, you are also wiping away dead skin cells, body oils and the lot. After a week, it all starts to build up and if you don’t wash your towels frequently, you might start breaking out or developing some serious skin issues. We aren’t kidding.
5. Shower Loofahs
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Loofahs are a blessing because it’s your best friend when you’re too lazy to scrub your body down and it helps you remove all the dead skin cells. It has a two-in-one purpose! However, since it is removing all the dirt and dead skin cells from your body, all that builds up. Therefore, it is best that you replace these loofahs every three weeks. Also, the fact that the toilet is always warm and damp, this contributes to the multiplication of germs. Imagine all that dirt going back onto your body! Always make sure you replace them.
Making sure your bathroom is clean and germ-free is extremely important due to the sheer amount of water and moisture going through the bathroom everyday. If you feel like you don’t have the time and you need to get the bathroom cleaned fast, try Kaodim Direct, our latest platform that allows you to hire top-rated cleaners in Singapore at fixed rates. Happy cleaning!
written by Tashya Viknesh