This week, we’re dealing with some long-forgotten places that we’d rather stay forgotten. Too much neglect can lead to some horrifying results, though, so get your gloves on and keep your supplies near; we’re heading into the bathroom.
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17 replies on “UfYH: Ten Things You Forget to Clean in the Bathroom”
I was scared to read this after reading the kitchen list last week, but I’m happy to say that I do most of this…
Behind the toilet and the exhaust fans, not so much. =)
The toothbrush holder. That one turns into a science experiment really quickly.
Seriously. It gets so gross so fast.
Question: How would I wash my painted walls without slowly removing paint from them?
Warm water and a very small amount of dish soap on a soft rag or sponge. Test a small area to make sure you don’t have one of the very few kids of paints that can be damaged by water.
I’ve had good luck with a damp washcloth (mild soap and water) attached to my swiffer like I would a standard dust cloth- it lets you reach all the way up the walls and scrub a little as necessary without stripping paint. Rinse, repeat.
Unless your bathroom was painted with flat paint (texture feels/ acts like chalk), in which case skip the washing and just repaint with a semi-gloss that you can actually clean.
Luckily, when my mother bought the paint (I chose the color scheme, she painted the bathroom while my boyfriend & I were out of town for a week), she knew mildew resistance and gloss were important for a bathroom. I still have the cans in my basement. I’ll report back when I’m supposed to be awake.
Yeahhhh I need to get a new shower curtain.
Cleaning the outside of the toilet is the point in my life at which I regularly decide to run away from home and stop being an adult.
You and me both, sister. And the whole time I want to cry “Why, WHY?” while I rend my garments. I will find any excuse to procrastinate that job. Rubber gloves or no, it’s like a magnet for things I don’t want to think about.
Yeah, it’s pretty much the worst, but the more frequently you do it, the less traumatizing it is.
This is just as horrifying as I thought it would be. And yes, I did click “sad” on the poll. I only clean 3/10 of those things. And only 1/10 regularly. If regularly is 1x/month.
Is the outside of the toilet your 1x? It’s mine. Come sit by me. But not in either one of our bathrooms.
It’s the sinks, shower faucets and knobs. I feel like those are always obviously dirty from icky water buildup. And the amount of hair I shed.
I keep a Swiffer in my bathroom because I shed so much. I Swiffer at least once a day, and the amount of hair I sweep up is completely ridiculous.
YAY! I do 8 out of the 10! *happy dance*
(nope.. i’m not gloating… i’m just happy…. and need to go wash the walls….)