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  • If you need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, don't turn on any lights. There's nothing you need to see and you can probably find your way to the toilet blindfolded. --Yesno
    • About that bathroom thing: I'm not sure if women will appreciate the consequences of men not turning on the light. Maybe the answer is a small night light that illuminates the toliet? Also there's the tricky seat up/down issue. I'm speaking with the wisdom of a married man. --Philiph 11:33, 8 Apr 2005 (EDT)
      • Men: you don't HAVE to stand up when just taking a leak (in fact, on a rocking boat, you don't want to) --Marc
    • Turn on the bathroom light, but keep one eye closed. That eye will still be able to see when you return to your dark bedroom. --Garamond
      • It's not just about seeing when back in the dark, it's also that the lights hurt and won't help getting back to sleep. Palpalpalpal 15:22, 13 February 2006 (EST)
  • Want to get the most fresh-breath benefit when you brush your teeth? Keep a clean spoon next to your toothbrush. In between toothbrushing and mouthwash, use the edge of the spoon to thoroughly scrape the top of your tongue, starting from as far back as you can comfortable go. It helps remove extra bacteria and gunk that brushing leaves behind - the same gunk that causes bad breath. There are products they actually sell for this purpose, but a spoon works just as well and whole lot cheaper. --TresWife 02:55, 28 Mar 2005 (EST)
    • It's a whole lot easier and more effective to just brush your tongue with your toothbrush. --Tharpster 03:54, 2 May 2005 (EST)
      • Not necessarily. As someone who gets mouth ulcers constantly, trying to brush my tongue would just result in two weeks of pain and agony. I would imagine for you normal humans that it probably doesn't feel too good on the tastebuds, either. --PandemicSoul 12:52, 20 May 2006 (EDT)
  • Put a clock in your bathroom. Then you know exactly how late you're running in the morning - User:ChrisMetcalf
    • I use an old sports watch; you can hang it *in* the shower, which is when you really need to know how late you're running.
  • Need to un-fog that steamy mirror after a shower, but don't want to smudge it? Use a hair dryer! --Merkuri 19:37, 30 Mar 2005 (EST)
    • Why not "fog proof" the mirror before the shower? Two drops of liquid hand soap (or shower gel) on a folded tissue, apply to the mirror in wide circular motions (if it is a big mirror, you can do just the center part, so you can see at least yourself) until it seems you've done nothing (all the soap disappears). The water vapor will not condensate over the soap unless you take a really long shower. --Chacal 22:03, 04 April.2005 (GMT)
      • This only worked for a few days for me. Maybe it's because it's really humid here in MN.
    • Fog-proofing: using Rain-X (or its ilk) works too. Rain-X is a product designed typically for car windsheilds, but can be used for shower mirrors, too. If you look hard enough, one should be able to find it in "premoistened wipes" where you can just take one and use it on the mirror. It works!

--PSzalapski 11:27, 5 Aug 2005 (EDT)

  • Got roomates stealing your toothpaste? Consider switching to an unsweetend toothpaste such as Tom's. It will take a few brushings to get used to, but I found I soon preferred the taste over regular toothpaste, and your mouth feels cleaner. Thieves, however, will balk at the unexpected taste from the missing saccharin. --Mrmcd 11:29, 5 Apr 2005 (EDT)
    • Sounds like a drastic solution to the problem. Why not just keep your toothpaste in your room? Or, maybe consider talking to your roomate? Why should your lousy roommate make you switch to a nasty product like Tom's toothpaste? --Philiph 11:33, 8 Apr 2005 (EDT)
    • OR: share toothpaste. if you're doing it anyway, why not make it explicit and have everyone pay equally? toothpaste is one of THE most roommate-sharable items. Also: the squeeze-bottle toothpaste tubes that stand upright cost a bit more, but they never fall down or get in the way and they stay clean or toothpaste-cruft. Once i started using them, i never went back.
  • Stop soap from falling. If your soap is always sliding out of the soap dish during your shower, get a dishwashing sponge and keep it in the dish. Just rest the soap on top of it; there won't be any sliding around and you won't drop the soap. :) You should probably wash the sponge out once in a while to prevent mildew, though. User:kylemaxwell

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