Out of convenience, people tend to store their essential items in their bathrooms. Admit it – you also have tried to place some of your fundamental things there. But, despite the convenience, it is not the best storage – especially when you consider your health and safety.
There are plenty of reasons why you must not store some essential items in your bathroom.
And some of these involve the temperature, moisture, and humidity in the room. Typically, bathrooms can breed bacteria, germs, and molds. Hence, keeping some of your essential items somewhere else may be the best idea. Here are some things that you should not place in your bathroom.
You may have been storing your medicines, cosmetics, and perfumes in the bathroom due to convenience, especially if you are in a hurry to get out of the house, but you may have been compromising its quality by doing so. It comes as heat, humidity, and moisture cause medicines to spoil much faster and cause make-ups and fragrances to degenerate and degrade.
Based on a study by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, medicines may expire faster than usual if stored in a place where moisture and heat exist. Thus, putting it in a dry storage place in your bedroom or kitchen is the safer option. Consequently, heat and humidity cause your make-up to spoil and cause your perfume to speed up its oxidation process, damaging the items faster than the specified expiration date. It will be such a waste of money if you are not able to use every bit of your make-ups and fragrances; thus, putting them in dry storage in your bedroom may be the safer option.
Moreover, your jewelry may also be at risk of rusting faster, especially if you store them in a moist and warm place, such as your bathroom.
It is inevitable for metals to rust, but it is possible to avoid or slow down from rusting. Instead of storing your favorite jewelry in your bathroom, store it in a dry, closed jewelry box to keep it safe from steam and corrosion. In addition, electronics should not be placed in such a wet and humid environment as it has sensitive metal components that may rust. But if it is inevitable for you not to have your morning news or music while in the bathroom, you may choose to invest in waterproof gadgets that are made specifically for the bathroom.
Another reason why you must not store some of your essential items, such as your towels, books, and magazines, in your bathroom is that mold grows on them. Mold grows in warm and moist places – making the bathroom the perfect place for it to breed. This fungus loves paper and fabric and thrives on them when stored in a warm, moist place. Therefore, books, magazines, and towels are out of the lists of things that should be stored in your bathroom. But if you want to have access to your reading materials and sheets before you enter your bathroom, placing a storage closet near your bathroom door is the most convenient and safest way.
Items stored in the wrong place, despite its convenience, can be damaging both for the user and the things.
Thus, taking into consideration the item’s components, and the storage area’s temperature, humidity, and moisture may give you peace of mind and may save your things from degrading faster.
On the other hand, if you still want to know more about the items that you should not place in your bathroom, you may check DURACARE Bath’s infographic.
Moreover, heat, humidity, and moisture do not only degrade the quality of essential items placed in the bathroom, but it may also degrade the bathroom furniture. No worries, remodeling your bathroom – from bathtubs, bath fitters, showers, liners, and wall surrounds – is easy and can make your lavatory new and stylish.