Preventing Mold In The Bathroom
I frequently see advertising for cleaning products that kill mold and mildew in bathrooms. It made me think people must have a real problem with these based on how many products are available out there to address it. I could not figure out why I have never once had any mold or mildew in my bathroom (and since I am 60-something that is a long time). I also live in Kansas which is very humid. Not only that, I have never had a bathroom fan in any of my bathrooms.
I didn’t know what my secret was until yesterday. I read an article that said to prevent mold and mildew in your bathroom, take warm, short (5-10 minutes) showers, which I have always done. I took short showers to save on water but I didn’t realize that taking shorter showers would help prevent mold and mildew. Now that I think about it, I usually don’t even stay in the shower long enough for my mirrors to steam up. It must work because that is the only thing I do differently from a lot of other people and I don’t get the mold at all. I do clean my bathroom once a week. (When I had the kids living at home, we cleaned it twice a week).
I thought some of you might try this idea if you are having a real problem with mold, especially this time of year.
While we are on the subject of showers you might try taking one at night instead of the morning. This washes away the day’s grime and since you usually aren’t doing things in bed that cause you to get covered in dirt, you are usually clean in the morning and really don’t need another shower.
P.S. This is another one of those examples of how using a little prevention and changing your habits can save you not only time but money on cleaning supplies.
photo by: osseous