Things You Should Not Keep On Your Countertop

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We like having everything we need in the bathroom within our reach, which is probably why our countertops are always filled with a lot of stuff. However, you may wanna rethink that because apparently, some things should be off limits your countertop. This is due to the humid environment that bathrooms generally have which doesn’t work well with most of the items that we tend to use on our daily bathroom routine. Learn what those items are and start making adjustments on your entire grooming and cleaning habits.

You’re probably thinking, “Then, what is the medicine cabinet for?!” Well, heat and humidity, which the bathroom often is, can damage your medicines and reduce their effectivity. So it’s either you stay stubborn about keeping them in your medicine cabinet or take a safer route and store them in a cool and dry storage area.

It may be easier to keep your razor on your bathroom countertop, especially if you only use it in the shower or bath, but that may not be practical. The humidity in the bathroom makes the razor blades rusts and get dull quicker and easier than if you keep them in a cool and dry place.

This one may not make sense at first. Besides, you brush your teeth by the sink so it’s more logical to have it nearby right? However, there’s something called “aerosol effect” of germs when a toilet is flushed. This is when bacteria get projected into the air and surrounding surfaces whenever you flush the toilet. This is why it’s important to practice shutting the lid when flushing to prevent spreading germs all over the place. Having said that, if your toothbrush is too close to the toilet, you risk contaminating it in case you forgot to close the toilet lid before flushing. Better yet, if you or other family members keeps forgetting to shut the lid before flushing, why not switch to a toilet that does it automatically for you? Fullsun’s Neorest Toilet automatically opens and closes every use so you wouldn’t have to worry about spreading the germs and contaminating everything.

But if you’re confident about being able to stick with the habit of closing the toilet lid before flushing, another toilet option for you would be TOTO Tornado Flush toilet. With it’s completely new flushing system that cleans and flushes both the rim and bowl in an innovative way where it project three powerful jets of water from inside the bowl, you won’t have to flush twice and clean manually every after use. Not to mention that CeFiONtect is a glaze applied to all TOTO ceramic products, including our toilets, leaving them with a long-lasting finish that prevents the build-up of mold, limescale and waste matter.

Makeup And Makeup Brushes
It’s okay to do your makeup in the bathroom, but you should always move your makeup and brushes in a cool and dry place when you’re done. Letting them sit on your countertop forever can breakdown your makeup and shorten its shelf life. As for brushes, it’s the same idea as for your toothbrushes. They becomes a perfect breeding place for bacteria and fungi because of the humidity.

Nail Polish
The heat of the bathroom will break down your nail polish and make it unusable. If you want your nail polish to last longer, you either keep them in room temperature or store them in your fridge because the cold prolongs their shelf life.

Extra Towels
Sure these are not on your countertop but they’re probably near it. Do you know why your towels smells funky when you haven’t even used them yet? That’s because they’re absorbing humidity in the bathroom without getting the chance to dry properly since they’re just stored in there. The solution? Just bring one in, dry yourself, then hang it to dry somewhere else. And keep your towels in a linen closet away from the bathroom.

Jewelry does not do well in a humid environment. Metals tarnish faster in humid environments than dry ones. So once you’re home and in your PJs, do yourself a favor and put your jewelry back into your jewelry box, which is ideally located in your bedroom.

Humid environment causes perfumes to oxidize faster. So instead of them lasting for at least around two years, they’ll end up going bad in less time than that. So you might wanna start moving your perfumes in your bedroom instead.