We were on a road trip and dropped off a friend at a relative’s house. My son wanted to use the restroom. But, when he entered, he was extremely uncomfortable getting into their loo to pee. I asked him why and he gave me several reasons for which I had no arguing statement. We had to continue our journey, so, I begged him to do his job there or in the highway bushes. Grumpily, he agreed to get into the loo.
Later, he preferred peeing in the bushes because, he thought about it, and never wanted to visit that kind of loo again. So, I mentally began making a list, which included the points he brought out while comparing that loo to the one at home. Keeping your comfort rooms clean and dry would be similar to how we keep our kitchens clean with some extra scrubbing.
But, here is how to have a bathroom that looks good and smells great, too!
Keep all your toiletries on a shelf or in a cupboard so it’s easy to clean the area regularly. Throw away unwanted, unused or empty containers. If you have kids, keep all their water toys to one side.
Prevention is always better than cure. Mask up smelly bathrooms by cleaning your bathroom at least every fortnight with a good surface cleaner that has a mildly good fragrance.
Also, take out your trash regularly. That dirty bin can attract many things, including bad smells.
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After every bath, if you have no shower cubicle, push the water off into the drain. Your bathrooms should be devoid of moisture. This is vital in order to keep the bad smells at bay. Also, after bath time, let the windows be open for at least a couple of hours. If you are not blessed with a window, let the exhaust fans run for about 30 minutes every day.
One of the main culprits, of weird bathroom smells, is your damp and unwashed fabric. Ensure that there are no wet towels, cloth pieces or hand towels in your bathrooms. In case of no proper ventilation, it is advisable to dry the fabrics under the sun and then place them in the bathrooms when needed. Or you can regularly replace your towels and rugs with clean ones.
Aesthetically, bath towels should be kept dry and folded instead of hanging all the time.
You can use fragrant bath washes and scented bath bombs for yourself which also help keep your bathrooms smelling fresh.
Potted plants like Spider Plant, Aloe Vera, Snake Plant, English Ivy, Boston Fern, etc. thrive in moisture while keeping the air clean and pure. You can check out some examples of air-purifying plants here.
Look-wise, I like the Snake Plant the best due to its elegant growth. Spider plants are great if you have a hanging planter in your bathroom. Aloe Vera is nice until they outgrow the pot.
Get a pretty reed diffuser with your favourite fragrant oil (mine is jasmine or lavender) and place it on top of the wash basin, at the side of the bathtub or on another stand. If you don’t have kids or pets, you can also keep a fancy-looking fragrant candle burning during the mornings. Just make sure it is safe and won’t be a fire hazard. This is the ultimate way to achieve that spa-like environment.
In the race of life, we tend to ignore certain things that can help us feel good. Making your bathroom the most comfortable room in your house is one of them. The few tips above are enough to help you do that. They are easy and to the point so you don’t have to read a book on how to keep your bathroom looking good and smelling great.
Did you know that a simple way to clean your bathroom mirror is by dipping a soft cloth in black tea and rubbing it in circles on the mirror?
If you’ve tried all the cleaning tips and still can’t get rid of bad smells in your bathroom, it may be time to call in a professional. A plumber can help identify and fix clogged drains or leaky pipes that may be causing the odor. They can also help you upgrade to a more modern and water-efficient toilet model like the Saniflo Saniplus toilet.
If you think this article is informative, do share it with friends and family who will be happy to have a spa-like experience in the comfort of their homes.
Feature Photo by Joey