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  • 7 Items You Should Avoid Placing In Bathroom Storage

    Bathroom Storage - A Good Idea?

    Bathrooms are commonly used for the storage of necessary items that are good to keep close at hand. However, simply because you can, doesn’t always mean you should. In fact, there are several items that are regularly stored in bathrooms that really shouldn’t be. Take a look at this list to see what items should not be in your bathroom storage. You might be surprised at some of them.

    Toothbrush

    Many people store their toothbrush in the bathroom simply because that’s where they brush their teeth. However, as you might have heard, every time the toilet is flushed, particles from it are released into the air and left to settle on, you guessed it, your toothbrush. A damp toothbrush provides a perfect environment for the breeding of bacteria. Although you may try to close the toilet lid each time, it’s not likely that everyone will do so. A safer bet is to keep your brush out of your bathroom storage.

    Medicine

    Sure, bathroom storage is often labelled as a medicine cabinet, but most medicine labels specify to store them in a cool, dry place. Bathrooms are typically warm, humid environments, especially after you enjoy a nice hot shower. Storing medications in these conditions could cause pills or capsules to break down, which can result in less than ideal efficacy or potency. So, keep your medicine out of bathroom storage and instead place them in a drawer.

    Cosmetic

    Like the above items, heat and humidity are not friendly to your makeup. These conditions can break down formulas and allow mold and bacteria to form in powders. Therefore, cosmetics are better stored somewhere cool and dry and away from any bathroom storage areas.

    Razors and Shavers

    If shaving with a dull or rusty blade doesn’t appeal to you, then these items should be better stored in a dry location until you’re ready to use them.

    Sunblock

    SPF lotions and creams can be costly and take time to apply properly, so of course you want them to be effective. However, placing them in a humid bathroom storage area can cause them to separate, be less effective, and even to mold.

    Perfumes and Aftershave

    Perfumes and aftershave – A lot of things can affect the stability of your fragrances. To prevent these items from oxidizing, keep your scents out of bathroom storage and always store them at room temperature and in a dark area to preserve them.

    Additional Towels

    Most people hang their towels to dry to help prevent the mold and mildew that love warm moist places. Yet those extra towels in your bathroom storage also absorb moisture, but don’t have the opportunity to dry out.

    Although most of us like to keep things handy that we use for our daily get-ready routine, a cool dry cabinet that allows for storage in a bedroom or hallway would be a better solution for these seven items. Another additional benefit might be less clutter, making it easier for you to maintain a cleaner and more welcoming room to begin and end the day.

    If you would like more ideas and information about making great choices for your bathroom, and for all your bathroom solutions, please visit www.DECOLAV.com.

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