Without a doubt, the bathroom is one of the dirtiest places in your home. From standard “activities” to the nature of steam, all bathrooms are a breeding ground for bacteria and germs. For most of us, we do a decent job of cleaning the toilet, scrubbing the shower walls and wiping down the sink.

But, there are some spots that often get overlooked. How long has it been since you’ve cleaned the following items? 

 

Shower Curtain

We often think of scrubbing the walls, but when’s the last time you scrubbed your shower curtain? It builds up mold just as quickly, if not quicker than the walls of your shower.

 

The Doorknob

Doorknobs are one of the biggest germ magnets. Everyone touches them. And even if you and your family wash your hands thoroughly, do all of your guests? So if you can’t remember the last time you washed your doorknob, it’s definitely time to do so now!

 

Light Switches

Like your doorknob, your light switches get touched nearly every time someone comes into and leaves the bathroom. If that person has a cold, they share those germs with the flick of a switch. Wipe those babies down!

 

Inside Your Drawers

Over time, drawers accumulate stuff – dirt, dust, and grime. Moisture can get inside and cause mold to grow. Items can spill. But because all that dirt is out of sight, it’s out of mind. Every so often, you’ll want to empty your drawers and wipe them down.

 

Your Loofah

Loofahs may be great fun for scrubbing and exfoliating. Unfortunately, most loofahs are teaming with bacteria. Often left to dry with soap still in all the nooks and crannies, they quickly transition from cleaning you to making your dirtier. Plus, they are often left in the shower where the moisture promotes mold to grow more quickly.

 

Behind the Toilet

Have you ever cleaned behind the toilet? Enough said.

 

Under the Bathmat

You’ve probably done a general sweep of the floor – but have you actually cleaned under the bathmat. The area can collect everything from hair to water – turning it into another breeding ground for mold.

 

Shower Knobs

While you’ve probably scrubbed the shower walls, have you scrubbed the shower knobs? Make sure to show them some love too.

 

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