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Don’t Keep These Things in Your Bathroom

By Sara Butler

Your bathroom is probably one of the most used rooms in your home. Aside from its obvious uses, it’s often a major hub in people’s nighttime and morning routines. The problem is that while it may be convenient to keep the things you use most on the counter or in your cabinet, by doing so you’re taking a big risk with your health. Many things you use on a daily basis can be damaged by the environment a bathroom provides. Here is a list of things you should never keep in your bathroom; trust me, you’ll want to find a new home for them as soon as you can!

Toothbrushes

Yes, most people keep their toothbrushes in their bathrooms – it makes sense since this is where it’s used. But, you may be doing this at your own peril! Scientists have found fecal matter on almost two-thirds of toothbrushes kept in shared bathrooms no matter where or how the toothbrush was stored.

Even if you use a toothbrush cover or close the lid of the toilet every time you flush you still aren’t protecting your toothbrush. Toothbrush covers have actually been found to promote bacteria growth! If you really want to be safe, keep your toothbrush stored in another room of the house and let it air dry between uses.

Extra Razor Blades

The bathroom is a warm and humid environment, so storing metal in there can cause it to rust and oxidize before you know it! Unless your extra razor blades are kept in a sealed package where they can’t be ravaged by the heat and humidity, find someplace else to keep them.

Cosmetics

You spend a lot of money on your cosmetics, so keep them in another room in order to protect them from the warm and moist environment. The humidity and the heat of the bathroom will degrade your makeup, so save money in the future and keep your cosmetics in a dry, cool place. That goes for makeup brushes, too!

Perfume or Cologne

The variations in temperature in the bathroom can turn your favorite scent into something that doesn’t smell very good because it leads to a souring of the perfume or cologne. Keep them in your bedroom or on a shelf out of the direct sunlight and someplace the temperature is more consistent.

These are just a few of the things that shouldn’t be left in a bathroom, so do yourself a favor and relocate these things today! It will also declutter your bathroom, which is a win/win situation!

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