In the confined and often damp space of a bathroom, unwanted odors can quickly become an issue, especially if the bathroom is frequently used by multiple people. Bathrooms can easily become ground zero for some of the dirtiest and most unpleasant odors in your home. However, with a few straightforward tips, you can keep your bathroom smelling fresh and clean without much hassle.
Ventilate the Bathroom
After a steamy shower, it is imperative to let fresh air circulate in the bathroom. You can achieve this by turning on the exhaust fan, opening a window, or even leaving the bathroom door ajar. Allowing fresh air to flow in will help eliminate stale air and reduce humidity, which can lead to mildew growth over time.
If it’s possible, try keeping the bathroom window open for a few hours daily to let natural air flow in and out, leaving your bathroom smelling fresh. By Urban’s award-winning team can help with ordering and installing ideal ventillation for your new bathroom project.
Embrace Essential Oils
Instead of simply relying on artificial scents and chemicals to mask bathroom odors, consider a natural approach using essential oils. Lavender oil is an excellent choice for its calming properties, while citrus oils like lemon, tangerine, and wild orange can give your bathroom a refreshing lift. You can use a Q-tip to apply a few drops of your preferred essential oil to the inside of the toilet paper roll or hide it in a bathroom vanity drawer for a discreet and fresh-smelling bathroom.
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Bring in Plants or Flowers
Potted plants and flowers not only add a touch of beauty to your bathroom but also act as natural air purifiers. While automated air purifiers can help improve air quality, plants are more cost-effective and efficient at filtering impurities. They provide a sense of connection with nature and contribute to a fresher atmosphere. If your bathroom lacks floor space, consider hanging plants in your shower area.
Freshen Fabrics Regularly
In the moisture-rich environment of the bathroom, fabrics like towels and washcloths can easily develop a musty smell. To combat this, make sure to launder towels and washcloths at least once a week. Don’t forget to wash the bath mat and shower curtain regularly as well. After taking a shower, ensure that the shower curtain is pulled closed to allow air circulation within its folds, reducing the likelihood of mildew formation. If you encounter musty odors on towels, try washing them with half a cup of white vinegar before another cycle with detergent.
By incorporating these simple tips into your bathroom maintenance routine, you can ensure your bathroom stays free from unpleasant odors, leaving it fresh and inviting for all who use it. If you’d like to learn more about how By Urban can transform your bathroom in Adelaide, feel free to visit our Bathroom Renovations page!