There’s nothing quite comforting as a nice hot bath. It’s one of the luxuries of life to get your day off to a great start or to relax and rejuvenate after a long, tiring day. You don't want to put a damper on it by stepping out on a dirty bath mat, do you?

You put a lot of care into washing bathroom linens, such as towels, because you use them to clean yourself. Well, bathmats do the same thing.

Mat Muddles 

Bathmats get a ton of build-up of dirt and other grimy substances and become a breeding ground for all kinds of bacteria over time. All that scrubbing in the shower will do your feet no good if they end up in a cesspool of germs!

Besides bacteria, unclean bathmats also serve as a petri dish for mould and mildew. Exposure to these leads to health hazards such as sneezing, coughing, allergic reactions, and even respiratory issues.

Tip: Certain bathmats retain dirt and bacteria more than others. Check out How To Pick The Ideal Bathmat Set to learn about buying quality bathmats.

Let’s Get Washing 

Cleaning bathmats is no different than cleaning a towel; these are just a tad bulkier. Here’s a brief step-by-step guide to how you can get your bathmats squeaky clean:

  1. Check washing instructions: Different bathmat materials require different cleaning methods. Make sure to check the label to proceed with washing your bathmat correctly.
  2. Shake off excess dirt: Bathmats gather a lot of dust, fibres, and hair, which may clog your washer. Shake your bathmat thoroughly before a wash.
  3. Wash it off: Place your bathmats in the wash load without any other clothing/linen. Use warm water; it'll clean bathmats well without leeching their colours.
  4. Hand to air dry: Do not put your nice bathmat in the dryer! Machine drying can mess up a bathmat’s fibres. Hang your bathmat on a clothesline, preferably out of direct sunlight.
  5. Clean more frequently: To minimize the need for a deep clean, take care of your bathmats. Use a lightly damp cloth for rubber bath mats to wipe any visible grime. For fibre bathmats, give a quick run of the vacuum cleaner when possible. 

Replacing A Worn-Out Bathmat 

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