Five things that should never be kept in bathroom

WEB DESK: The bathroom may be the hub of your morning routine, but keeping all your AM essentials in the medicine cabinet may actually be exposing you to harmful bacteria and toxins.

It turns out that a bunch of the items we use on a daily basis may be damaged by a bathroom’s warm, wet environment. Read here to find out what needs relocating:

toothbrushIf there’s one thing that everyone keeps in the bathroom, it’s a toothbrush. But scientists say you should do so at your own risk, especially if you’ve got roommates. Researchers from Quinnipiac University found fecal matter on 60% of toothbrushes kept in shared bathrooms, regardless of how the toothbrush was stored.
Extra razor blades
razorSince bathroom is one of the most humid places in the house, if you keep the razor blades in it. chnaces are they will oxidize and rust even before you use them. Unless they’re sealed in an airtight package, find a new place to stash your shaving equipment.

amke-uoKeeping your makeup in the bathroom may be convenient, but it won’t last very long if you do. Heat and humidity will degrade your favorites. Keep them in a cool, dry spot instead.

Makeup brushes

vrushesMakeup brushes kept out in the open are also susceptible to germs that spray out from the toilet when you flush. But even if you keep them inside a drawer, they still won’t do well in the bathroom’s humid environment. The moisture in the air helps bacteria flourish and may even cause mold to grow on brushes. Stash them in the bedroom instead.


perfumeYour favorite fragrance could turn to a rancid stench if kept in the bathroom for too long. The high spikes in temperature caused by steamy showers will make perfumes go sour quickly. You’re better off keeping them in a drawer or on a shelf in your bedroom—somewhere out of direct sunlight where the temperature is relatively constant.


jewelryLike razor blades, the jewelry will rust as well. Cheap jewelry will rust faster and silver may tarnish quickly. It would be better to keep it in a box stashed in another cool room.