toilet brush

The bathroom’s one of the most personal spaces in your home. It’s also the one that’s rarely talked about. Why? Because swapping tips with your girlfriends about the best way to remove stubborn grease from a frypan rarely makes someone squeamish. But, swapping tales about how you clean your toilet or the sounds you make in the loo is quite another story.

Don’t worry. You don’t have to ask those embarrassing questions. We’re asking and answering them for you. 

Cleaning Questions:

How do I clean my toilet brush?

It’s best done immediately after it’s been used. Spray the brush with disinfectant. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Then rinse with hot water.

How do I clean my toilet brush holder?

Again, this is best done with each use. Spray your toilet brush holder with disinfectant. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Then rinse with warm water.

Get more cleaning insights from Taryn Willford on her recent Apartment Therapy blog post.

Design Questions:

Can I do something to cover up a noisy trip to the loo?

Yes. Selecting a high-powered bathroom fan that produces a bit of noise can help muffle any embarrassing sounds. It also helps reduce any embarrassing smells that may occur.

I’m afraid of falling. Are there preventative measures I can take?

Yep! The shower is one of the most dangerous areas of your home. Adding grab bars to your shower gives you additional stability, helping reduce the chance of an accident.

What if my guests need more toilet paper while they are on the toilet?

That can be uncomfortable! Your best bet is to avoid the request altogether. Place extra rolls in an obvious space that’s easy to access while sitting on the toilet. This might mean placing a toilet paper stand beside the toilet. Or, you could place a basket on the back of the toilet filled with a few extra rolls.

Get more tips about how to make your bathroom functional.