ScrubbingBubbles® recently conducted an online survey, where they asked adults ages 18+ about their behavior habits "Behind Closed Bathroom Doors". Some of their findings may surprise you. The survey found that “most people clean their homes at least once a month, with about two out of three people cleaning their bathrooms at least once a week.” When looking at ages of participants and their responses to frequency of cleaning, they found that “boomers tended to clean their bathrooms less frequently than younger generations.” Another survey finding found that “half of the women surveyed claimed to be the sole cleaners in their homes, compared to just 39 percent of males. Of these sole women cleaners, about 57 percent are the ones who tackle bathroom cleaning.”
I was not surprised at the survey results finding that almost half the women are the sole cleaners in their home, as I am the one in our house who cleans our bathrooms and house overall. My husband likes to dirty the house, but hates to have to lift a finger and clean it, especially the bathroom.
When it comes to making messes in your home, who would you say is the messiest? Is it your spouse or kids? While my girls can dirty a room with their toys or spill drinks and leave scatterings of food in the dining room, my husband is the one who leaves the bathroom a mess. From dirty towels and clothes on the floor, to hair in the sink from shaving or hair in the shower drain, I can count on my husband to leave the bathroom in need of a good cleaning by the end of the week. Thanks, honey! :-)
That is not to say that the kids and our dog don't also help making messes that make for a fun bathroom cleaning -- sometimes even unplanned. :-) So, what really goes on "Behind Closed Bathroom Doors" in your house?
The ScrubbingBubbles® "Behind Closed Bathroom Doors" survey found that "One-third of people agreed that the bathroom is the dirtiest room in their house." And, I have to agree with this as well. While the tub can get dirty after frequent showers by my husband, myself and the girls, I think, the toilet is the dirtiest item in the bathroom. Don't you agree? Well, "49 percent of people surveyed believe that the toilet is the dirtiest item in the bathroom."
I couldn’t help but laugh when I read in the survey results that “34 percent of millennials and 27 percent of Gen X males would rather clean the grill at the end of the season than clean the inside of their toilet." I laughed as my husband falls right into this category. He would rather clean the grill, rake the leaves and even paint the deck than lift the toilet seat and give it a good scrubbing. But, he is always quick to point out how clean the toilet bowl looks after I am done cleaning it each week. :-)
This survey gave some really good insight to what really happens behind closed bathroom doors − some of which you probably already know or do yourself, while others you would rather not hear or think about. Did you know that "60 percent of people flush with the toilet seat up, and another 23 percent don't wash their hands after using the toilet?"
"Sixty percent of people flush the toilet with the seat up, allowing toilet bacteria to spray out and cover everything in a fine layer of filth.”
“Another 47 percent admitted to leaving hair all over the bathroom.”
This is a personal pet peeve of mine, as I hate walking into the bathroom to find hair in the sink or all over the shower walls. Gross! I will spare you the other gross survey findings that included urinating in the shower or dirty bathroom behavior like popping pimples.
But, I'll share a few "Behind Closed Bathroom Doors" personal anecdotes that happened recently, and how Scrubbing Bubbles® came to my rescue in helping me tackle these bathroom messes.
You all know that I have two little girls. While Savannah is a neat freak, Bella on the other hand loves to explore and get into things, which usually leads to messes. One of her favorite places to play is the bathroom. And, just the other day, she moved her step stool over to the sink and managed to reach the toothpaste tubes. Guess what happened next? She went to town squirting the tube of toothpaste all over the sink and bathroom mirror, before hopping off her stool and proceeding to finger paint all over the tub walls and bathroom floor. She was so proud of herself and the artwork she had made, as she walked out of the bathroom covered in sticky toothpaste.
As soon as I was done cleaning up Bella's toothpaste mess, she managed to find her way back into the bathroom, and decided to make baby powder puff clouds all around. Savannah saw this, and was quick to join in the fun. And, within a matter of minutes of turning my back to put away the cleaning supplies, my bathroom, which was a few minutes earlier sparkling thanks to Scrubbing Bubbles® was now covered in white baby powder. Ugh. Gotta love kids! Back I went to clean up the bathroom, while the girls headed outside with my husband and our dog to play in the snow. Can you guess what happened next? That is right...they all came charging into the bathroom, dog included with muddy shoes and paws, getting my just cleaned bathroom floor dirty once again.
I really wanted to scream as I wasn't planning to clean the bathroom three times in a row. But, you know what? I couldn't help but laugh, as I watched the girls and husband try to give our little 8 lbs. Maltese mix a bath in our freshly cleaned bathtub. Even with three people giving the dog a bath, they couldn't keep Lily in the tub. She hopped out, trailing mud and water all through the house. This is when I started to laugh, as it just seemed unreal. For someone who hates to clean the bathroom, I found myself giving our bathroom a thorough cleaning, not once, not twice, but three times in one day. I think that may be a bathroom cleaning record. :-) See, a lot goes on behind closed bathroom doors, either by your own doing, or thanks to the help of your spouse, kids and/or family pet.
So, when it comes to tackling a dirty bathroom, what do you reach for to truly give your shower, toilet and other bathroom surfaces a good disinfecting clean? For me, I trust Scrubbing Bubbles® and their line of bathroom and multi-surface cleaners.
I find that their foaming products work great to get rid of all that soap scum and grime that build up in the shower.
While I like a clean house, having two little ones really wears me out and leaves me not wanting to clean at the end of the week. But, with the help of ScrubbingBubbles® Multi Surface Bathroom Cleaner, I simply spray all the bathroom surfaces in need of some shine and let the foaming bubbles do the work for me.
After about five minutes, all I have to do is wipe down the walls and bathroom surfaces with a wet cloth − no need to put elbow muscle into getting a brilliant shine, as this fast-acting formula penetrates even the toughest dirt and grime, leaving my bathroom sparkling from floor to ceiling.
With the bathroom considered the dirtiest room in the house, I love knowing that Scrubbing Bubbles® kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria.
In addition to ScrubbingBubbles® Multi Surface Bathroom Cleaner, which I was recently sent to try, I am also a fan of these other great products....
"ScrubbingBubbles® Bathroom Cleaner with Color Power Technology has a specifically designed formula that sprays on blue and turns white as it cleans, meaning you scrub less."
"Scrubbing Bubbles® Foaming Bleach Bathroom Cleaner is a deep penetrating foam that clings to your bathroom surfaces, scrubbing away bathroom stains. The unique trigger dispenses a foam that erases mold and mildew stains, cleans soap scum, and leaves behind a brilliant shine."
"A clean shower is easy with ScrubbingBubbles® Mega Shower Foamer with Ultra Cling Trigger. This foaming, grime-busting formula penetrates and dissolves to help with cleaning soap scum."
I have been using Scrubbing Bubbles® products since I moved out on my own and have never had an issue with spotting, worrying about disinfecting or products not cleaning my surfaces. And, family and friends always compliment me on how spotless my bathroom is when they come to visit − if only they knew that I ran around like a crazy women hours before they arrived to make sure the bathrooms were sparkling. Come on, you know you do the same thing! :-)
I find this time of year being extremely crazy in that I have to be on-call to clean up messes and make sure the bathrooms are spotless for guests. I spend the weeks leading up to guests arriving, stocking up on cleaning products, in order to stay on top of my cleaning routine. There are times that the last thing I want to do is clean the house and may go a week or so without dusting or cleaning the floors. But, if I don't do it the following week, I find myself falling behind in housecleaning and spending more time trying to get the house back in order.
If you have not been happy with the results of your current bathroom cleaners and are looking to make a switch, I highly recommend you make the switch to Scrubbing Bubbles® and their MultiSurface Bathroom Cleaner!
This bathroom cleaner, as well as others from the Scrubbing Bubbles® line are formulated to clean soap scum, hard water stains, dirt and so much more, while also killing 99.9% of viruses and bacteria that live in hard to reach places in your bathroom. And, you will love how Scrubbing Bubbles® deodorizes and leaves your bathroom smelling great (available scents include fresh, lemon and citrus, depending on product). There is no need to be embarrassed about what happens "behind closed bathroom doors" when you have ScrubbingBubbles® on your side. Each and every time you reach for and use these bathroom cleaners, your sinks, bathtubs and showers will shine.
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