Feng Shui for Bathrooms

 

The advancement of technology has brought about many changes in the modern lifestyle. And with it, the desire for something better grows on. Earlier what was considered a necessity is now a statement of luxury and class. And modern day bathrooms are also not untouched from this. This is because our bathrooms offer a private sanctuary where we can be alone with our thoughts, relax and unburden all the negativity.

But did you know that there are certain elements that contribute to that perfect bathroom experience? A proper Feng Shui bathroom encourages both the purification and renewal of the body, and is a wonderful place to release all that is unwanted in your life. With a few careful tips, you can easily transform your bathroom into a symbol of vitality that will help you in letting go of everything that no longer serves you. Here are some helpful tips:

1. Toilets & Bathroom Door

The goal of Feng Shui is to invite into our front door Chi (Energy) and encourage it to spread evenly around the home. Drains and openings are the areas from where the Chi can escape, and bathrooms have lots of them. Keeping the bathroom door closed and toilet seat down minimizes the loss of energy. To further minimize the loss of energy, make the toilet as inconspicuous as possible. In fact, the best solution is to have the toilet separate from the bathroom.

2. The Mirror Effect

Mirrors are highly recommended as they speed up and circulate energy. However, to avoid multiplying the dirty energy, make sure that a large mirror is not reflecting the toilet.

3. Light and Air

To energize the bathrooms; invite fresh air and sunlight in with windows and skylight. The fresh air helps dry out the bathroom, which tends to become damp and musty. If you do not have a window, open the bathroom door for a few minutes to air it out. Also, make sure that the toilet seat is down.

4. Night Light

One can strengthen the overall energy of your bathroom by adding a night light, preferably a night lamp, as the fire energy from the lamps will suppress the bad energy and provide a calming effect to the room.

5. Lush Plants

Lush green plants help freshen up the air and your spirit, and suppress the bad energy.

6. Keep it Clean

And lastly, keep your bathroom clean, windows sparkling and bring in the spa feeling with candles, flowers and soothing artwork to help your feel refreshed and rejuvenated every time you step into your bathroom.

By following these simple recommendations, you can make your personal space into a personal sanctuary where you can unwind after a long day at work.

 

Toilet Trivia

 

Toilets ! Everyone needs one, yet we are reluctant to talk about them. It’s an essential fixture in our homes and is usually not given much thought whereas in fact, this modern day necessity has a very interesting history and some cool fun facts. Here are some fascinating facts about toilet, the loo, the John, the crapper; we bet you didn’t know about.

  • The average person spends three whole years of their life sitting on a toilet.
  • The first toilet cubicle in a row is least used and consequently the cleanest of all.
  • Most toilets flush in the key E-flat (A musical note)
  • The first time there were separate male and female toilets were at a posh party in Paris in 1739.
  • World Toilet Day is observed on November 19s every year in a bid to spread awareness about the need for sanitation for all.
  • Car steering wheels carry more than twice as many germs as a toilet seat, computer keyboards carry more than 200 times while mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet seats.
  • More people in the world have mobile phones than toilets.
  • In South Korea, there is an entire theme park and museum dedicated to the humble toilet.
  • The most luxurious toilet in the world was made of pure Gold. This 24 carat gold toilet existed in the Hall of Gold in Hong Kong. This one of a kind toilet was owned by Hang Fung jewelers as part of their marketing strategy to attract tourists from all over the world.
  • The average life expectancy of a toilet is 15 years.
  • An estimated 2.5 billion people in the world do not have access to proper sanitation facilities; major number is in rural areas of India and China.
  • Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
  • The film “Psycho” was the first movie to show a toilet flushing – the scene caused an inpouring of complaints about indecency.
  • Some other terms for toilet include: washroom, outhouse, powder room, ladies, lavatory, potty, women’s room, bog, necessary, dunny, bathroom, gents, men’s room, khazi, convenience, garderobe, restroom, place of easement, privy, john, potty, water closet, the smallest room, can, little girls’ or boys’ room, facilities, and throne room.
  • You’re probably wondering how astronauts relieve themselves in outer space. Space shuttles do not have bathrooms the way airplanes do. Air pressure is the key in determining where toilet wastes go. Waste is usually disposed of outside of the shuttle and out into space. Astronauts do not shower. They cleanse themselves using wash cloths.
  • The White House has 35 bathrooms, which means it has 35 toilets. Talk about choices!
  • Pomegranates studded with cloves were used as the first attempt at making toilet air-freshener.
  • The inhabitants of ancient Rome had a sewer goddess, a toilet god and a god of excrement.
  • We hope you found these facts about the most popular destination in the home interesting. Read on and share with others for them to learn these toilet facts.

Useful Bathroom Hacks

Are you looking for ways to enhance your bathroom experience? Revamping and making changes in your bathroom can consume your time and energy and above all cost you a lot of money. For this reason, we’ve all have been refraining from making little changes in our bathrooms until now.

But not anymore, apparently, there is absolutely no need to spend much over great changes that will make your daily bathroom experience a lot batter. Check out few easy tips and tricks to use in your bathroom that are easy on your pockets too.

    • Make your dry sink an amplifier to listen to music while you shower. Just make sure that your faucet does not leak to protect your phone; place your phone in the sink and enjoy the amazing DIY personal audio system in your bathroom.
    • If you’re running short of space for your exceeding amount of beauty products, you can add spice racks in your bathroom and use it to place your lotions and hair care products.
    • There is a great way to make the most of your bathroom cleaning tools. The Petroleum Jelly or Vaseline can be used to keep the plunger in a perfect condition. The Petroleum Jelly will help the plunger to exhibit great sucking abilities.
    • We often crib about the inconvenience caused by the foggy mirrors in the shower or while shaving. Apparently, it’s very easy to get rid of the foggy mirrors by applying shaving cream on the mirror. You’d be amazed at the results.
    • Shower heads always tend to clog overtime and cleaning it seems like a challenging task. But it’s easy to clean the shower head. Just wrap the shower head in a plastic bag with vinegar inside and let it sit overnight. The next day, enjoy the full blast of water from the shower head.
  • One great way to get rid of wrinkles from your clothes without tiring yourself up with an iron is to bring wrinkled clothes in while you shower. The steam from the shower will straighten the wrinkles on your clothes easily.