Karyina, a Queensland, Australia resident, recently attempted a difficult task when cleaning her bathroom. She was greeted with an unpleasant surprise after lifting the shower mat to clean the floor. The woman asked for help with her situation by posting a photo on the Cleaning & Organizing Inspiration Australia Facebook group.The photo of Karyina’s filthy bathroom showed what some thought were “worms” emerging from the floor, prompting comments like “Lord, I thought that was worms” and “Did anyone else freak out thinking it was worms of some sort?
” Others were taken aback by the mess Karyina had to deal with, whether it appeared to be worms or not.Karyina discovered that the bath mat had somehow merged into the dirty bathroom floor, leaving debris from the material stuck to the tiles. Fortunately, some Facebook users came up with practical solutions to the mess.One user suggested using “Goo remover” from Bunnings, an Australian hardware store, which they claimed is “bloody amazing on anything sticky!” Another person suggested pouring boiling hot water from the kettle onto the mess, while another suggested scraping away the debris with paint thinner and a plastic scraper.
In a similar situation, one Facebook user mentioned that eucalyptus oil worked well for them, while another suggested using acetone from an auto shop (not nail polish remover) on porcelain tiles. Some people, however, advised Karyina to proceed with caution because tiled floors are easily damaged. Another user shared their experience with a similar problem on their tile floor and recommended using a steam mop with a brush to avoid scratching or damaging the tiles.
Whatever the solution, Karyina’s experience serves as a reminder that regular cleaning and maintenance can prevent the accumulation of dirt, grime, and other unpleasant surprises in a dirty bathroom. It is critical to pay special attention to areas that are frequently overlooked, such as under shower mats, to ensure that they are free of debris and bacteria. We can keep our bathrooms clean, safe, and enjoyable to use by taking proactive measures.
Do you dread cleaning any of your home’s rooms? You most likely stated that the bathroom is at the top of that list. Scrubbing away buildup from showers, bathtubs, toilets, and other surfaces can be a time-consuming and labor-intensive task. However, there is a 10-step process you can use to quickly and efficiently clean your bathroom.Begin by removing all items from their usual locations. Rather than doing this step individually, try to remove everything from the entire bathroom at once.
Remove all products from the shower or bathtub and discard any used towels or rugs outside the room. Move everything from the counters out of the bathroom, including any trash cans.To remove dust, use a long-handled duster to remove cobwebs from corners, light fixtures, and vents. If you can’t reach the cobwebs, get up high with a stepladder. After you’re finished, sweep or vacuum the floors to remove any hair and debris that has accumulated.
If you clean your shower on a regular basis, use an all-purpose cleaner. If the buildup is severe, use an acid-based cleaner. Remember to apply the cleaner to the shower track and, if applicable, the inside of the shower door. Allow the cleaner to soak. Wipe down any towel racks, shelves, baseboards, doors, blinds, and windowsills with an all-purpose cleaner and a cleaning device such as a microfiber cloth or sponge.
Work in sections from the ceiling to the floor, and from left to right. Submerge your mop in the cleaning solution bucket, squeeze out excess water, and then clean the bathroom floor. Replace the trash can and your freshly laundered rugs once the floor has dried.