This post is in no way meant to make us sound like the health and safety police. We’re honestly not. But we know there’s a few things you may not be aware you shouldn’t store in your bathroom. Apologies if you already knew them. But we wanted to make sure you don’t ruin your lovely things or even electrocute yourself. Enjoy…
Makeup – We’re sure you ladies have had a lipstick melt when you’re on holiday. It’s a nightmare, isn’t it? If you leave your makeup in the bathroom it will constantly heat up, and cool, which will affect the formula of your products and thus the quality. Humidity can also cause mould on makeup brushes, and you don’t want to be putting that on your face.
Medicine – In hospitals and Doctor’s Surgeries most medication is stored at room temperature. If the temperature of medication constantly changes it can reduce or even eliminate the effectiveness of it. So make sure you keep any medicine out of the bathroom, and stored in a cool dry place.
Spare Towels – We all hate the smell of damp, don’t we? Bathrooms are full of moisture, so leaving your clean towels in the bathroom will risk them soaking it up and becoming damp and mouldy. Understandably you want to keep the towels you’re currently using, in the bathroom, so just make sure you open the window and turn the extractor fan on to ensure they dry out properly.
Nail Polish – Ladies, take note. To ensure you get the full life of your pretty nail polish store them in a place where the room temperature is constant. The changes in a bathroom temperature can damage the polish, so keep them in your bedroom or a dry cupboard.
Spare Razor Blades – Most razors come with spare blades, which is pretty handy. But to avoid humidity and temperature change turning them prematurely rusty store them in a dry place at room temperature.
Jewellery Not only is there the risk of losing your wedding ring down the sink, but the constant change in humidity can cause your jewellery to tarnish. It’s best to store jewellery in places like the bedroom where it is safe, and free from unwanted harm.
Non Waterproof Electronics – This may seem like an obvious one, but always check that any electrical items you use in the bathroom are waterproof. If they come in direct contact with water there can be serious consequences. For both yourself, and the product. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
Is there other items you avoid storing in the bathroom? Let us know in the comments or over on Twitter.