How To Make Your Bathroom Less Gross With 9 Hygiene Hacks & Tools
In college, my two roommates and I kept a chore chart. Every week, we switched between the living room, kitchen, and the bathroom. I’m sure you can guess which was the least-preferred. If you weren’t equipped with some must-have gadgets and tools for cleaning the bathroom, you were looking at a solid two hours of scrubbing makeup off the counters, sweeping up hair from three different girls, and fighting with the soap lines in the bathtub. I also coincidentally got it the week after we had a Halloween party, so picture all that with temporary spray-on hair dye and sparkles thrown into the mix.
Thankfully, the internet has made some pretty great progress when it comes to simple cleaning hacks and great inventions that do the cleaning for you, and you can get most of them delivered straight to your door. Getting the right tools for the job can mean the difference between spending hours and spending minutes on your chores this week, not to mention seriously inhibiting the spread of germs and mess in your space. If you’re looking for the easiest, quickest, and most convenient ways to make your bathroom way less gross, check out these nine tools and gadgets that help you clean your bathroom in no time.
1. Mop The Floor Without Standing Up
Put the lid down on the toilet, take a load off, and guide this Kyosho remote control mop around your bathroom with the touch of a button. It can sop up spills, collect dust and hair, and fits into those hard-to-reach areas (like behind the bowl) without any effort — plus, it’s got a handle if you decide to go manual.
2. Get Rid Of Germs And Mold In The Air Without Lifting A Finger
Clean the air without any chemicals or effort by plugging this Germ Guardian UV sanitizer into your bathroom’s outlet. It uses UV-C power to kill airborne germs, mold spores, viruses, and smells, and it’s also got a USB port so you can charge your devices. It’s ideal for small places, and much safer than chemical sprays.
3. Like An Electric Toothbrush For Your Bathroom
Think of this Rubbermaid Reveal power scrubber like an electric toothbrush for your sink handles, tiles, and bathtub nooks. It’s got an oscillating head that scrubs 60 times per second, taking all the hard work out of cleaning the bathroom, and because it’s waterproof, comfortable to hold, and wireless, it’s one of the best ways to get your house sparking without much effort.
4. Fight Stains With Every Flush
This Fluidmaster Flush 'N' Sparkle bleach kit sits on the back of your toilet to fight stains with every flush. It keeps a supply of bleach (separate from your tank, so your tank parts aren’t damaged) that releases when necessary to keep your bowl free of germs and free of rings. Reviewers love that installation is simple, and they don’t have to worry about it for three months.
5. Minimize The Mess And Clutter From Your Toothbrushes
Toothbrushes clutter up your counter and collect germs while toothpaste blobs solidify on your sink rims. But Native Spring's toothpaste dispenser and toothbrush holder is an awesome solution. It holds up to five toothbrushes on a wall mount, so you get your counter space, and the dispenser gives you just the right amount of toothpaste (hands free, no waste) while helping to reduce germs.
6. Get A Really Smart Toilet Brush
Cleaning the toilet is probably the worst part of your bathroom chores, so this two pack of Iwuhooya toilet brushes is basically a godsend. They’re made from thermoplastic rubber bristles, which are softer, more durable, won’t scratch, and are much more sanitary, due to the fact that they’re anti-bacterial and easier to clean. This brush also has a special part for cleaning under the rim, and because none of it is metal, you won’t get those annoying rust stains.
7. Scrub Away Stains With These Awesome Sponges
These Goodbye Detergent! Original Spaghetti Scrubs are made from corn cob and peach pits to remove the most stubborn stains without scratching your counters or porcelain finishes. Because they rinse entirely clean, they can last for months without collecting smells or mold, and this set comes with two course sponges and two gentle sponges for different cleaning jobs.
8. Keep Germs Off Your Soap Dispenser
Whether you’re in the middle of cleaning or just going about your business, you don’t want the germs on your fingers to transfer over to your soap pump. This awesome Joseph C-pump single handed soap dispenser lets you push down with the back of your hand to keep things cleaner and more hygienic. It’s got a non-slip base and a soap level-indicator window, so on top of being more sanitary, it’s a lot less hassle.
9. No Need To Get Down On Your Hands And Knees
These cute chenille slippers are an easy way to clean your bathroom floor without mops or bending down. They’re great on hardwood and tiles, and once you’re done rubbing away a stain or collecting all the dust, you can just throw these in the washing machine for easy clean-up.
Images: Fotolia (1); Amazon (9)
Bustle may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from Bustle's editorial and sales departments.