Monday, February 2, 2015
Keep your bathroom squeaky clean and smelling fresh with these easy tips 'n techniques.
Air it out.
Out with the bad odors; in with the fresh air. Good ventilation is key. As such, keep the windows open. Likewise, keep the door open when not in use. Opt for an exhaust fan if needed. Airing out your bathroom will also dry the space quicker, which discourages mold and mildew from taking root in between tiles and in the many nooks and crannies of the standard bathroom.
Clean it at least once a week.
Use an all-natural, organic cleaner so you wouldn't have to deal with noxious chemical fumes from the standard, commercial cleansers. A simple mixture of water, baking soda, and lemon juice can, in fact, do wonders on tile and toilet alike. Baking soda absorbs bad odors and can clear away dirt and grease; the lemon juice, meanwhile, has acidic properties that act as a disinfectant. It's corrosive to mold and mildew, and it smells zesty and refreshing, to boot. Vinegar can also be used in lieu of the lemon.
Make use of natural air fresheners.
Flowers, potpourri, essential oils, incense -- there's a bunch for you to try. You can also use orange peels, which absorb bad odors from the air. Scented candles are also a staple, and they come in handy after using the toilet -- just light up a candle and let it suffuse the air with its scent for a minute or two.
Dry out your bathroom towels.
Damp bathroom towels can fester smells that can contaminate the whole space. After using your bathroom towel, hang it up near the bathroom window or another spot where it can dry out completely. You can also opt to hang your towel outdoors, under the sun, instead of keeping it in the bathroom.