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6 Tips for Lasting Bathroom Freshness

Nothing gets dirtier than a bathroom and the Scrubbing Bubbles are a fantasy, so we need some new tactics to keep the bathroom fresher longer.</br></br>(Okay, so the Scrubbing Bubbles are real, but there's definitely a difference of opinion when it comes to how hard a bubble should scrub.)</br></br>So, what can we do? Here are five things you can try that should help keep your bathroom in better shape in between deep cleanings:</br></br><strong>1. Get a hamper.</strong></br></br>Dirty clothes have a place, and that place is not on the bathroom floor. Everyone agrees with this, but to exercise control you need a place for them to go.</br></br>Small bathroom? No problem: Just use a mesh laundry bag that you can hang behind the door or from the towel bar. The idea is to contain the situation so it doesn’t turn into a smelly eyesore.</br></br><strong>2. Don’t bunch/fold wet towels.</strong></br></br>Some people like to reuse their towels and that’s no crime, but there’s a right way and wrong way to hang a wet towel, especially if you don’t have a <a title="Towel Warmers" href="http://www.atgstores.com/plumbing/bathroom-accessories/towel-warmers/" target="_blank">towel warmer</a>.</br></br>If you’re going to reuse your towel, hang it over the shower rod or on a <a title="Towel Bar" href="http://www.atgstores.com/plumbing/bathroom-accessories/towel-bars/" target="_blank">towel bar</a> <em>fully spread</em>; otherwise, it won’t dry rapidly enough to prevent mildew that will stink up your bathroom and ruin the towel.</br></br><strong>3. Mix and use a daily shower cleaner.</strong></br></br>Scrubbing Bubbles aside, a daily shower cleaner will save you time between deep cleaning and can even stop mold and mildew in their tracks if you’re vigilant.</br></br>You can find a powerful recipe on <a title="The Make Your Own Zone" href="http://www.themakeyourownzone.com/2013/07/homemade-daily-shower-cleaner-spray.html" target="_blank">themakeyourownzone.com</a>, which is good to do because that stuff can get expensive, but there are lots of different mixes out there if you find that one too intense.</br></br><strong>4. Use air freshener.</strong></br></br>This is just a nice touch and the plug-ins make it easy. If plug-ins aren’t your thing, you can try homemade potpourri, <a title="Candles &amp; Candle Holders " href="http://www.atgstores.com/decor/home-decor-accessories/candles-candle-holders/" target="_blank">candles</a> or a daily spray.</br></br>Even a bathroom that’s not spotless seems cleaner when it smells like lilacs. That’s an indisputable scientific fact.</br></br><strong>5. Wash out the sink after every use.</strong></br></br>Leaving hair and globs of toothpaste in the <a title="Sinks" href="http://www.atgstores.com/plumbing/sinks/" target="_blank">sink</a> is a stone’s throw away from out-and-out barbarism. It’s a declaration of war against civility. It’s domestic lawlessness.</br></br>It’s also super-easy to avoid: Wipe the sink out when you’re done. Boom. Done. <em>You can even use your hand </em>if you don't want to muck up the washcloth. Just be sure to wash your hands last.</br></br><strong>6. Hire a local service to do a little light cleaning. </strong></br></br>For some, cleaning the bathroom is the one thing on the to-do list that never gets done. Kryptonite comes in many forms and a dirty bathroom can make even the strongest superheroes weep for justice. If that sounds like you, <a title="Porch.com " href="http://porch.com/local/home-cleaners?tid=social_atgstores_~~_~~_~~_~~_~~_~~_~~_~~_~~_~~" target="_blank">try visiting Porch.com for a local cleaning service</a> that can focus on whatever area is giving you trouble.</br></br>Use these six tips and you’ll enjoy your bathroom more while having to clean it less. Win-win!
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