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It may be the smallest room in your home, but the bathroom gets a lot of use on a daily basis. The average person spends 30 minutes per day in the bathroom, and 25% of us spend more than an hour a day there.

Just in time for spring cleaning, here’s a roundup of helpful tips to make your bathroom a safe, efficient oasis.

Safety First Slip-proof your space.
Put a nonslip mat or adhesive safety strips on the floor of your tub or shower. Clean the tub regularly to prevent slippery soap scum or mold from building up.

Did You Know?

People spend an average of 1½ years of their lifetime in the bathroom.

Upgrade your lighting.
Use the brightest bulbs your bathroom fixtures will allow. Install illuminating wall switches and night lights that will automatically turn on when the room darkens.

Store cleaning products, chemicals and medicines securely.
Always keep them in their original containers and place them in closed cabinets or on high shelves, out of the reach of kids and pets.

Adjust the water temperature.
To protect your family from scalds and burns, set your water heater temperature to 120°F.

Organize Your Space Streamline your clutter
Place items you use every day on the counter. Set up trays, organizers or back-of-the-door racks to hold various lotions, beauty items and styling tools. Toss expired and unused medicines and products (check your local pharmacy for a safe disposal location).

Install a shelf above the toilet.
Use it to keep extra hand towels and rolls of toilet paper, along with cotton balls and other often-used items, close at hand.

Keep bath items within easy reach
If your bathtub or shower doesn’t have a shelf, install a shower caddy over the shower head (use suction cups to attach it securely to the wall) or hang a multilevel wire basket from the ceiling to hold shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bathing sponges and razors.