After a long, tiring day, there is nothing more rejuvenating than a warm soak in the tub or a hot shower. Imagine this: Calming music playing in the background, the back of your neck resting on the tub, and your tense muscles loosening up. If only our bathrooms are kept well, we can have this relaxing experience every day!
Bathrooms are one of the most used areas in the house. It is only fitting that we make the extra effort to maintain it. If you recently noticed a musty odor or found mildews building up on damp areas, it is time to act now. To help you keep your shower rooms smelling clean and fresh, we created a small list of easy-to-follow tips:
The main difference between your bathrooms and other rooms in your house is its moisture level. Since they are usually compact, anything damp that stays damp will cause humidity to increase. Using bathroom curtains can ensure that the moisture from the shower will not affect the rest of the bathroom area. It is a simple, no-downtime fix that you can do now!
Consider the Fabric
There are curtains in different kinds of fabric with waterproof backing. Although most will do the job, keep in mind the best kind of fabric that will work for you. You want the type that will resist moisture and is not difficult to wash. Polyester is a good choice: It repels water effectively and it’s light, making your life a lot easier! You can dump it in the washing machine to get rid of any mold before they start building up.
Pick a Style
With a plethora of styles to choose from, it can be quite challenging which one to pick. The choices come from printed, colorful curtains to neutral-colored ones. Observe the colors that are currently at play in the bathroom: the color of the tiles, fixtures, accessories, toilet, to mention a few.
You can use curtains as accent pieces or use muted tones or neutral shades to easily complement your current bathroom setup. Either way, you can use them to pull together a refreshing look to give your shower rooms a low-key makeover!
Maintain a Cleaning Routine
No matter how careful you are, your bathroom walls and curtains will be covered in water droplets once you take a shower. Although they will eventually evaporate and dry throughout the day, you can try to mop up puddles of water on the floor and wipe down your mirrors to speed things up.
For stubborn stains on the flooring and deposits in the nooks and crannies of fixtures, you can use abrasive pads and brushes. Finally, use your shower head to rinse them off.
Use Your Exhaust Fan Often
If you do not have a vent fan installed in your bathrooms yet, go get one! Exhaust fans work magic in ways you will not notice: It draws out both moisture and odor, significantly improving the area’s air quality. Without it, the warm, humid moisture from the shower would create just the perfect environment for unwanted microorganisms. In fact, many building codes now oblige it.
Exhaust fans vary in sizes and styles, so you can ask for recommendations on which one would work for your bathroom. Another tip: Most households have their vent fans wired to the light switches. The fan turns automatically on whenever you use the lights. Pretty convenient, huh? Ask your electrician to design it this way, too!
Baking soda and vinegar are often used in the kitchen, but they work like heroes in the bathroom. Vinegar works as a bleach. It is a non-toxic alternative to chemical cleaners. It effectively removes floor stains, mold, and even tougher enemies like rust! Baking soda, on the other hand, is a mild alkali. It is a gentle abrasive that cleans and deodorizes. Not only they are cheap, but they are eco-friendly too. Safe for pets, kids, and the planet!
Simply put a cup of baking soda into your drainages and leave it there for a couple of hours. Afterward, you can add a cup of vinegar. Let it sit for around five to ten minutes then flush them with warm to hot water! You can do this every month to eliminate odors sticking on your drainages.
Use Essential Oils
Stress-relieving, mood-boosting, mind-soothing—these are just some of what a drop of essential oils can do. It is therapeutic in many ways. You can add a few drops to a dish of cotton balls or potpourri, or simply put a drop in your bath.
Every relaxing experience can easily be spoiled if our bathrooms smell funky or look grimy. Fortunately, keeping them in ship-shape will not require expert knowledge. If you use these simple tips and make them a routine, you’ll be sure that every bath time is a good time!