10 items you really shouldn't store in the bathroom

Some of items most commonly stored in our bathrooms would be better off elsewhere.
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Some of items most commonly stored in our bathrooms would be better off elsewhere.

Thanks to the humidity and constant change in temperature, your bathroom isn't best place to store these things:

1. EXTRA RAZORS:

By all means keep your current razor in the shower or cabinet, but take the rest into another room. The moisture and steam from the shower could rust the blades before you get the chance to use them. 

2. NAIL POLISH:

Most polishes have an expected life of two years, but when kept in the bathroom their life span shortens as a result of fluctuating temperatures. The bedroom is a much more suitable place to store them. 

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3. BOOKS:

It may be tempting to keep them nearby, but the humidity of the bathroom and the paper pages are not a happy match. 

4. LINEN:

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Bathrooms are often the place where mold and mildew thrive, so it's best to keep only a few towels there, and store the rest in your linen cupboard. 

5. ELECTRONICS:

It's a bit of commonsense; technology that isn't waterproof is very vulnerable to damage inside a humid bathroom, not to mention an electrical risk. 

6. PERFUME:

Pretty bottles look great lined up on a bathroom shelf, but the heat and dampness in a bathroom speeds up the oxidation process and will spoil the scent faster. Make room in your bedroom instead. 

7. MAKE-UP:

Similar to perfume, this should be stored at room temperature so as not to ruin it before its time. 

8. JEWELLERY:

Jewellery is more likely to tarnish faster in environments that are humid. Ideally it should be stored in a cool, dry room instead. 

9. MEDICINE:

Although it's common to find a "medicine cabinet" in the bathroom, most medicines are prone to moisture and fluctuating temperatures, so the bathroom is not the best place to store them. 

10. BAR SOAP:

This is more of a cleaning issue. Bar soap leaves slimy residue where it sits and requires cleaning every couple of days. For an easier life, use liquid soap in a dispenser. 

 - Stuff

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