Sometimes people use convenience as a criterion when deciding where to store their things, including their essential items. Admit it – you also choose a place where you can easily access your stuff. For example, out of convenience, you store your make-ups, medicines, and even towels in your bathroom. However, instead of helping you move quickly within your place, it puts you and your things at risk.
Accordingly, your health and safety should come first when deciding where to place your things inside your house, and that includes what you keep inside your bathroom. Bathrooms are known to produce a high amount of moisture, especially when you take a bath – this causes the growth of bacteria and mold in the room. So, keeping your essentials in there might not be the best idea.
When considering where to place your essential items, you must take into consideration a room’s humidity, moisture, and even temperature – not convenience. Consequently, storing your cosmetics, medicines, and even perfumes in the bathroom out of accessibility may compromise its quality. It comes as heat, humidity, and moisture cause medicines to expire faster than what is indicated in the bottle. So, putting it in a dry storage area in your bedroom or kitchen may be safer.
Subsequently, heat and humidity can cause your make-up to degenerate and degrade faster. Those two factors also speed up the perfume’s oxidation process – spoiling the fragrance before you use it up. So, to get your money’s worth on your store-bought make-ups and fragrances, you must keep it in your bedroom or in a place where the temperature is stable and far from direct sunlight.
Moreover, your jewelry and even electronics are at risk of rusting faster if you store them in your bathroom.
It is inevitable for jewelry made of different metal compositions to rust; however, your bathroom’s moist and warm temperature can speed up corrosion than average. Therefore, placing it in a jewelry box and storing it in another room can be the safest option for your favorite ornaments. Nonetheless, the dampness and humidity of your bathroom can also affect the electronics stored inside your toilet. But if it is unavoidable for you to use your electronics for your morning news or music while in the bathroom, you may opt to invest in waterproof gadgets instead.
Furthermore, towels, books, and magazines are also under the list of items that you must not store in your bathroom – as molds love to grow on them. Bacteria and mold thrive on paper and fabric stored in a warm and moist place – so if you keep your reading materials and sheets inside your bathroom, there is a big chance that you might see this fungus grow on them. But do not worry, there are other safe ways to store your books, magazines, and towels away from the bacteria and mold – one is through placing them in a storage closet near your bathroom door.
So, when you decide where you store your things, including your essential items, you must consider a room’s humidity and moisture level and even your item’s composition to not compromise its quality, safety, and health. You may also opt to create storage boxes for particular things, such as your jewelry and make-ups. This infographic of Duracare Bath lists some of the items that you should not place in your bathroom.
On the other hand, as much as your bathroom’s humidity, moisture, and even temperature affect the essential items that you store in the room, it may also affect your bathroom furniture and degrade. So, checking, changing, and remodeling your bathtub, bath fitters, liners, shower, and even the wall surrounds of your bathroom may also help you maintain a clean, safe, and mold-free bathroom.