The bathroom is probably my favorite room in the house. Because it’s where I relax and take care of myself. And because I’m very clean 🙂 and I love soaps, shampoos, conditioners, body scrubs and body products.
Magazines and social media, Pinterest most of all, always offer inspiring and very enviable images that channel our inner interior designer but sometimes they also promote wrong and unhealthy habits you probably don’t know about.
So, are you making these bathroom mistakes?
1. YOU ARE KEEPING YOUR SHOES IN THE BATHROOM. This is something I often see, even in “real” houses, but it’s totally wrong and unhealthy both for you and your shoes. In fact, shoes must stay away from moisture, because it ruins them, and shouldn’t stay in a room reserved to personal hygiene. Shoes are beautiful, but they’re full of germs (obviously).
2. YOU ARE KEEPING YOUR MAKE-UP BRUSHES TOO CLOSE TO THE TOILET. It seems that everything that has bristles (your toothbrush very included) attracts germs and bacteria and when you flush aerosolized particles spread up to 6 feet/1,80 m.
So if you have a small bathroom and you keep your hairbrushes, make-up brushes and toothbrushes too close to the toilet, they’ll turn into a (maybe beautifully organized) receptacle of germs. Think of all the germs you will put on your hair and face! That’s why I keep my hairbrushes and make-up brushes in my bedroom and my toothbrush more than 6 feet far from the toilet.
3. YOU ARE KEEPING CLEAN TOWELS AND ALL YOUR TOILET PAPER STYLISHLY DISPLAYED. Same as for the make-up brushes. It may be aestethically beautiful, but keeping clean towels diplayed on shelves or rolled in wicker baskets is chic but unhygienic. It may works for the guest bathroom, so your guests will have everything on hand (maybe just for a couple of days) but think of all the dust that will end up on the towels after just one week. Towels should be kept in a drawer or inside a cabinet.
So, avoiding these three mistakes is not difficult. I do love those beautiful, impractical bathrooms with the bath tub in the middle of the room (how do people manage not to flood the house?), uncomfortable creative sinks and stuff like that, so Pinterest-friendly. But to me, comfort and hygiene come first!