I’m a Professional Cleaner – How Often Should You REALLY Wash Your Bath Mat?

YOU STEP on a bath mat every day, but for some reason forget about it when it’s time to do the laundry.

While it can be overlooked from time to time, an expert has shown how often you really should wash it.

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How often you should clean your bathroom rug depends on a number of factors, according to an expert.1 credit
The Neat Nest Business Owner Shared Her Tips

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The Neat Nest business owner shared her tips1 credit

Cleaning your rug is important, and according to Martha Stewart.

And whether or not you see any visible dirt, The Neat Nest founder April Sargis told the website it’s best to toss a bath mat in the washing machine every two weeks.

She noted that a sign that it’s time to clean the bath mat is that it doesn’t stay in place.

According to April, neglecting to clean up will only make matters worse.

“Harmful mold, fungus and bacteria will grow,” she warned.

However, before simply tossing a bath mat into the washing machine, keep in mind that the materials it’s made of will determine the cleaning technique needed.

For plastic items, April recommended using a disinfectant cleaner.

For bathroom rugs made from wood or bamboo, use a vinegar-based cleaner.

April suggested flipping any non-fabric rugs so you can get to both sides and every nook and cranny.

Cleaning hacks and tips

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Here are some tips to help you with your next house cleaning:

She added: “After cleaning, let them dry in a well-ventilated area or outdoors.”

And when it comes to cleaning your fabric rug, she noted that not all materials are made for washing machines, so it’s best to always read the washing instructions printed on the tag or packaging material.

While this may seem like an annoying task to some, another cleaning expert previously shared why you should be facing the cleaning challenge in the first place.

A woman shared that bath mats actually contain more bacteria than you think.

Of course, bathroom rugs are not the only place in the bathroom where mold can grow.

Your toilet can too, and one cleaning fan shared how she prevents mold from growing with vinegar and tape.

April Recommended That You Follow The Washing Instructions So That The Rug Does Not Deteriorate.

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April recommended that you follow the washing instructions so that the rug does not deteriorate.1 credit

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