While all of us continue practicing smart social distancing, it’s safe to say we’re all spending a lot more time at home. That also means our home bathrooms are seeing a lot more action than they might usually. By now, we all understand the importance of keeping areas of our home cleaner than we might normally, but that could lead to another problem. No one likes heading to the bathroom and getting smacked by that overwhelming smell of aerosol and chemicals. So, how can you leave your bathroom smelling good without all chemicals?
When life hands you lemons…use them to keep your bathroom smelling fresh! This amazing piece of citrus has been a mainstay for many home cleaners for decades, and honestly, it doesn’t get much easier than this. Simply cut a lemon into slices and place in a bowl of water. Take that bowl and set it on your bathroom counter or another flat surface. That lemony freshness will start greeting your nose in no time. Replace when you notice the sweet smell start to dissipate.
Who isn’t pining for more fresh air these days? With the weather getting warmer, many of us are starting to air out our homes. The same should go for your bathroom. Don’t wait to open your windows until after the, ahem, deed has been done. Keep your windows open to let air circulate throughout the day and disperse smells more quickly.
If the biggest concern in your bathroom is that yucky mildew smell, your towels and bathmats are a safe bet when looking for the culprit. Hanging up our bath towels is common sense for most of us—teeangers not withstanding—but sometimes we forget to hang up the mats. Make sure you’re letting all of the linens and cloth in your bathroom air out daily and wash them regularly to avoid smell.
To get a better baseline smell in your bathroom, go with any of these chemical-free options. Candles are an obvious and easy choice, as are essential oil diffusers. If you’re looking for a fun DIY project while you’re stuck at home, try making your own potpourri out of dried flower petals and cinnamon sticks. Live, fragrant flowers are also a great way to go.
Sorry fellas, your aim isn’t always immaculate. If your bathroom suffers from that stale urine scent, try mixing baking soda and lemon juice and apply it to the toilet rim, bowl and floor around it—anywhere that might receive a little unwanted “spray.” Let the solution sit for about 20 minutes and spray it with white vinegar and wipe with a damp cloth or paper towel. In the meantime, remind all the guys in your house that aim matters.
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