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Why oh why is my bathroom so dusty?

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poachedeggs Fri 26-Apr-13 11:27:26

I'm suspicious that it's from the loo roll but everybody else has a nice dust free bathroom. Maybe they dust every day.

I mean every nook and cranny, the plants, the bottles, the bath toys, the window sill, the tiles, all of it's covered in a thick layer of dust. I could dust and Hoover the entire room daily and it just comes back. I have pets but they don't come upstairs (the cat does but he's the least dusty) and otherwise I have no idea. Do I just need to exfoliate more? blush

Any suggestions that don't involved crawling around with a damp cloth daily are welcomed.

LubyLu2000 Wed 01-May-13 13:27:36

I think it's a combination of people getting changed and skin shedding confused etc but mostly I think it's lack of carpet & soft furnishings. We have all tiled floors in our house (not UK) & it never ceases to amaze me how dusty everything gets so quickly. Carpet absorbs a lot of dust (which is a bit yuck when you think about it) and stops it floating around the room & settling on everything else.

MrsHiddleston Wed 01-May-13 19:25:25

Toilet roll, spray deodorants and skin... sad <bleugh>

It's the bog roll. Some brands are worse than others (kittensoft I'm looking at you)

Can't be skin as it's worst in our downstairs loo which is just a toilet and sink but is the one with the highest loo roll usage.

Softlysoftly Wed 01-May-13 21:49:02

I'm blaming toilet roll it can't be dead skinas the downstairs loo has the same thick dust!

Softlysoftly Wed 01-May-13 21:49:27

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choccyp1g Wed 01-May-13 21:58:13

I blame toilet roll, when we have sainsburys velvet you can see the dust motes flying off into the air.

I think it has got worse recently, probably due to them cheapening the paper so I have now deliberately changed to quilted rolls.

Already I notice less fluff flying into the air.

Jan49 Fri 03-May-13 02:12:16

Do you use an air freshener spray next to the toilet? I think that creates a kind of dust. I used to have a downstairs toilet and wash basin with an air freshener spray. We didn't open the window a lot as it was really easy to forget to close it and we were afraid of getting burgled. The plastic lamp shade used to develop a dust layer like fur after a few months. The painted walls also got dusty and needed washing. The surface of the plastic bin lid seemed to be damaged by the spray confused.

Or maybe the plants are causing it, or someone using a lot of spray deodorant or talc?

ConnieLinghurst Fri 03-May-13 16:48:31

I find that hairspray leaves a white powdery dust over everything whichever room I use it in - not sticky - just powdery

MyMelody Fri 03-May-13 16:57:53

I blame the shop brand loo rolls, I have switched to a posher one and much less dust confused

TheWave Fri 03-May-13 17:06:24

We've got loads of dust daily but separate loo so can't be loo roll tho.

Mandy2003 Fri 03-May-13 20:54:12

Having just spring cleaned my bedroom, I am currently blaming antiperspirant spray and talcum powder for the amount of dust!

It doesn't happen in the loos at work and we use cheap toilet paper.

Rach64 Mon 13-Jul-15 14:48:53

I've had a problem with dust in the bathroom and i have now decided it must be from my boyfriends electric shaver. It's dark dust and appears very quickly after I have cleaned the bathroom throughly, he shaves everyday and only in the upstairs bathroom so i'm convinced it's that. Has anyone else experienced this?

FirstOfficerDouglasRichardson Mon 13-Jul-15 16:48:54

Loo roll and aerosol deodorants are the main culprits in bathrooms.

cozietoesie Mon 13-Jul-15 17:00:17

Any chance that there's a cat's litter tray in there or nearby? They can generate a prodigious amount of dust and many people keep them in bathrooms.

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Mon 13-Jul-15 17:05:04

I think there must be something about surfaces that get a fine mist of condensation on them attracting the dust too?

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