Category: The Bathroom

Freshen the Bathroom & Cloakroom

Below is a quick and easy remedy for those room that needed constant airing.  Instead of spraying the rooms with expensive air-fresheners, why not enliven the bathroom and downstairs loo using a more natural solution.
Below is such an example.
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Quick and Easy Homemade Air FreshenerWhat you’ll needs:
Canning jar
baking soda
essential oil of your choice (I use lavender)

Start by putting holes in the lid of canning jar (I used a hammer and nail)

Fill the jar about 1/4 of the way full with baking soda
Add 68 drops of essential oils

Voila you’re done!!

Every once in a while give the jar a little shake to boosts its air freshening power!!

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Cleaning Mould and Mildew

How to clean mould and mildew

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It is easy enough to get rid and clean mould and mildew without resorting to anti-bacterial agents and bleach which are harmful to the environment.

Moisten a cloth with vinegar and rub it to the moldy parts and the tiles. To clean the grout, scrub with an old toothbrush dip in vinegar.

 

Vitamin C Shower

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Guess what I want for Christmas?

I want a filter that can remove 99 per cent of chlorine, chloramine and other potentially harmful chemicals from the water supply. 

The filter is infused with Vitamin C via sodium ascorbate, it has benefits for those with sensitive skin or skin allergies, like mine.

Each of the filters contains an equivalent of 800 lemons, a lorra, lorra lemons ;).  Think of its anti-oxidant properties too?!!!

High Pressure Toilet Spray

In a house where there are small children, the bathroom soon takes on the appearance of the Old Curiosity Shop.
– Robert Benchley

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High Pressure Toilet Spray

 

This photo was taken by me of Peter holding a high-powered toilet spray in our hotel room, at Ramada Hotel in Binondo, Manila, Philippines last December 2012.

Peter was so impressed with its ingenuity.  He thought we should have one back home in England.  The spray could be so useful as a substitute for a bidet.  And most importantly it is useful to use cleaning up the toilet bowl.

I wonder if we can get the appliance here in the UK?!!!  Would really love to know.  Otherwise any enterprising Filipinos should export this to other countries around the world.  I’ll take two!

To Close Or Not To Close? That is the Question

Bathroom door by Ei Ebihara 2003 Silkscreen

Bathroom door by Ei Ebihara 2003 Silkscreen

To Close Or Not To Close? That is the Question

That is of course about bathroom/toilet doors.

Did you know?

In a survey conducted by some hardworking individuals, it was found that 7 out of  10  using the bathroom close the door even when at home.

Do you close the bathroom door when you are in the shower or even using the toilet?  Do you do it even when alone at home?

I do and it really annoys me if someone doesn’t!  🙂

According to the beautiful Catherine Zeta Jones “for marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have their own bathroom.”

 

Toilet Break

Victorian toilet with chamber pot (Sherlock Holmes Museum) Photo by Jean

Victorian toilet with chamber pot (Sherlock Holmes Museum) Photo by Jean

Did you know?

The average person spends 3 years of his/her life using the toilet. This average person go to the loo about 2,500 in a year which makes it a visit of about 6 to 8 times per day.

Interesting fact.

Source: The Bathroom Companion by James Buckley Jr.

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Did you also know that 40 per cent of the world’s people have no toilets?  This is not solely a problem of countries from the Third World.  Apparently over a million and a half in the USA alone have inadequate or safe disposal of waste.

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Did you know?  When Queen Victoria inherited Buckingham Palace, there were no toilets.