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Why are my bathrooms constantly dusty

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Namechangernancy Mon 27-Mar-17 02:08:50

Does anyone else have this problem ? I've resorted to vaccuming the bathrooms weekly and wiping everything down with a damp microfiber afterwards and the next day its back again !! Ive vacuumed out the extractor fans and all the pipes and nooks but there's always a thick layer of dust along the toilets and around the sinks confused is there a magic dusting trick ive missed besides what i already do ?

StrawberryJelly00 Mon 27-Mar-17 02:11:43

Do you use air freshener sprays of any kind or spray deodrants in the bathroom?
When these land on surfaces they create dust, I've recently become annoyed with this myself and I find I am having to dust once every 2 days or so xx

Wingedharpy Mon 27-Mar-17 02:26:04

Toilet paper is my theory.
On a sunny day, watch as you rip off a couple of sheets of loo roll.
The paper fibres that float about are very visible and profuse!
That, coupled with folk taking off their clothes to get into bath or shower, then rubbing dead skin cells around the place while towel drying themselves after exiting bath/shower - there you have it.

Rinkydinkypink Mon 27-Mar-17 02:38:37

Toilet paper, deodorant sprays and dry shampoo. I'm forever wiping away dust!

pseudonymity Mon 27-Mar-17 02:41:08

Loo roll, towels, cotton wool.

EnidButton Mon 27-Mar-17 03:00:29

It's the loo roll. Loads of tiny fibers come off it. I don't use any sprays or anything in our main bathroom. We use the en suite for showers so it's definitely just the loo roll.

It's very annoying I agree.

Namechangernancy Mon 27-Mar-17 03:04:41

We don't keep towels in the bathroom and i have a gel air freshener but no sprays are used in there hmm i reckon its Dp and his vigorous manhandling of the toilet rolls then
If there any device i can use to remove the dust from the air/surfaces without me having to do anything ? It's literally driving me round the twist

Namechangernancy Mon 27-Mar-17 03:06:53

I thought by vaccuming id be getting​ rid of it all instead of just spreading it back into the air but it just multiplies angry the look on DPs face when he caught me vaccuming the loo seats was priceless though grin

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Mon 27-Mar-17 04:25:32

You could try changing your loo roll to that padded stuff that looks more like kitchen towel....

wowfudge Mon 27-Mar-17 07:16:16

Damp dust using a damp cloth. Much more effective as you pick up the dust instead of moving it around.

Canyousewcushions Mon 27-Mar-17 07:28:30

It's using towels that do it in my bathroom- I assume you may use towels in there even if you don't store them there. My bathroom dust is the same colour as my very bright towels!

highinthesky Mon 27-Mar-17 07:35:02

Definitely toilet roll. It took me years to realise this as I've always been a believer in Andrex, Triple Velvet etc.

Downgrading to Lidl Floralys was the best domestic decision I made.

magimedi Mon 27-Mar-17 08:32:32

I came to write exactly the same post as highinthesky Lidl loo roll is the answer!

e1y1 Mon 27-Mar-17 14:51:04

Loo roll and skin cells.

When you dry off with a towel, you are literally sloughing skin flakes off your body and they gotta land somewhere.

Loo roll - as mentioned above, if you could see ALL the dust that comes off these, you'd be very surprised. Imagine the poor bugger cleaners at the Andrex factory grin

nickyschof Tue 28-Mar-17 08:50:03

What's the difference between lidl loo roll and the others high?

StaggerLeee Tue 28-Mar-17 10:10:30

I damp wipe the floor with an e-cloth (same one that I've used to dry the shower down with) after leaving the shower. EVERY day it is dusty.

Nodowntime Tue 28-Mar-17 21:00:59

Our bathrooms have the same problem (the third house I live in), I always assumed it was dust coming from the outside, because the windows there are open far more often and for longer than elsewhere in the house??

PossibiliTea Tue 28-Mar-17 21:03:27

I have the same problem! Cleaned it this morning and purple dust on my finger when I wipe any surface! It helps a bit when I dry the surfaces either after shower or after cleaning.

Nodowntime Tue 28-Mar-17 21:04:26

To test the loo roll theory, does anyone here have a separate toilet and bathroom? Their bathroom without a toilet in it should be dust-less (or same level as in other rooms), but toilet should fare far worse in terms of dust?
I suppose downstairs loos are just that, toilets, and would probably not have their windows open regularly because there is no need to let out the how do they compare?

StarryIllusion Tue 28-Mar-17 21:19:47

My toilet and bathroom are separate and both get really dusty. Dust in bathroom is just dust though, not the same colour as the towels.

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