The 10 Dirtiest Spots in Your Bathroom and How to Tackle Them

Chances are you haven't cleaned these ten things in way too long, but we've got just what you need to have your home sparkling in no time.

Ah the bathroom. That oh-so-necessary room that every single member of the family uses. Between hair, makeup, showers and all the other typical bodily function stuff that goes down behind closed doors, it’s no wonder they can be an absolute pain to clean, besting even the tidiest of us come cleaning day.

When it comes to some of the dirtiest spots in your bathroom, however, all hope isn’t lost. Here’s how to tackle each and every one of them.

“Keep a handy spray bottle of Lysol Bathroom Foam Cleaner under your sink with a sponge and cloth for quick and easy cleaning every few days.”

The Toothbrush Holder

It should come as no surprise that the thing that holds our toothbrushes actually also contains plenty of dirt and bacteria. As water dries it pools and potentially moulds, creating a dirty space indeed.

Tackle it now: Once a week (or twice a month depending on your cleaning schedule) give your holder a deep clean with some Lysol with Hydrogen Peroxide Multi-Purpose Cleaner. But to keep the area fresh in between and to minimize mould growth, be sure to use Lysol Disinfectant Spray (remove your toothbrush first).

The Light Switch

Your hands may be clean when you exit the bathroom, but when you enter it they’re probably not the freshest. So washing your hands becomes moot in a way considering you’re about to touch that same surface area that you manhandled on your way in.

Tackle it now: Aside from using your elbows to flick on the light, be sure to spray the surface with Lysol Disinfectant Spray at least once a week. And when it comes to giving the bathroom an overall cleaning, bust out the Lysol Disinfecting Wipes to give switches a bit of a deeper clean.

The Door Handle

Much like the light switch, this is one common area that everyone puts their hands on. It’s no wonder germs quickly accumulate and spread, despite our best intentions.

Tackle it now: Much like you would the light switches, be sure to use Lysol Disinfecting Spray to keep the door knob surface fresh between cleanings. Then, come chores day, either use Lysol Disinfecting Wipes or Lysol with Hydorgen Peroxide Multi-Purpose Cleaner to give them a nice little gleam.

The Floor

Studies have shown that of all the surface areas in the bathroom, the floor is by far the dirtiest. That’s because when we flush the toilet germs spread everywhere, and land on—you guessed it—the floor.

Tackle it now: Make mopping a part of your weekly or bi-weekly cleaning routine, and be sure to kill bacteria and germs with the power of Lysol with Hydrogen Peroxide Multi-Purpose Cleaner. And if you know it will be a while until your next deep clean, be sure to spray some Lysol Disinfecting Spray in the meantime.

The Toilet

Obviously when it comes to dirty “hot spots,” the toilet and all of its bacteria spreading capabilities will rank on any list. That’s kind of why it’s the one thing most people dread cleaning when it comes to doing the bathroom itself. Thankfully, the Lysol Power Toilet Bowl Cleaner was made for overdue cleaning. It disinfects and attacks stains with its thick formula, and hits every hard-to-reach spot with its angled design.

Tackle it now: Aside from putting the lid down when you flush, which can help millions of bacteria from spreading to the seat and that aforementioned floor, be sure to install Lysol Click Gel Toilet Bowl Cleaners every week. The small device fits easily under the seat, and each time you flush the bowl will automatically clean itself. Now that’s a win-win.

The Bathmat

Not only does the bathmat accumulate some of that aforementioned toilet bacteria, but it’s also meant to help soak up extra water when we exit the shower. And what does water do when left to its own devices? Mould, naturally.

Tackle it now: After showering be sure to hang up the bathmat along with your towels, and give it a quick spritz of Lysol Disinfecting Spray. The spray works to fight mould from growing, giving you ample time to enjoy a clean mat before the next laundry day.

The Showerhead

Sure we clean the shower, but how often do we clean the showerhead itself? Unfortunately, most people don’t realize it’s a great spot for mould and soap scum to grow and spread every time we turn it on.

Tackle it now: When cleaning the shower, be sure to attack the showerhead itself with a product like the Lysol Shower Foam Cleaner, which specifically fights soap scum, lime scale and mould.

The Faucet

We all give the faucet a good old-fashioned wipe down come cleaning day, but in between our dirty hands touch it each and every day. That’s a lot of opportunity for bacteria growth and overall ickiness.

Tackle it now: Keep a handy spray bottle of Lysol Bathroom Foam Cleaner under your sink with a sponge and cloth for quick and easy cleaning every few days. Not only will that kill bacteria, but it should keep your faucet looking shiny fresh and free of water stains in between deep cleanings.

The Sink Stopper

Another hot spot for bacteria and mould to grow thanks to the pooling of water each and every time we wash our hands, the sink stopper can be an actual cesspool of germs.

Tackle it now: Sinks and faucets quickly show their use with water marks and fingerprints. Try to wipe them down using the Lysol Bathroom Foam Cleaner on a regular basis to keep them sparkling.

The Soap Pump

Ironic that something that’s meant to clean is actually one of the dirtiest surface areas in the bathroom, isn’t it? Sure, we may not always touch it with clean hands, but that doesn’t mean that bacteria isn’t growing and spreading each and every time we touch our soap pumps with dirty hands.

Tackle it now: Another great thing to wipe down with Lysol Disinfecting Wipes once or twice a week, the soap pump also benefits from a quick spritz of Lysol Disinfecting Spray between deep cleans. Not only will you feel better about minimizing germs, but your bathroom will smell fresh and clean for a lot longer.

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