Toilets or washrooms are germ ridden places and one needs to take the effort to adopt hygienic practices to avoid the spread of different types of diseases . I’ m sure that you would hate going to a messy and unclean toilet so we should ensure that we too don’t create a mess and try and keep it clean as much as possible so that we don’t end up actually cleaning someone else’s mess be at home , at work or any other public washroom . The basic etiquette of using a toilet should be learnt and followed by all.
Mentioned are some basic rules or toilet etiquette that should be followed by all
Always Clean Up : Yes, of course , please do not wait for someone else to do it for you . So whether you have sprinkled on the seat or the ground and thrown some toilet paper around , clean it up yourself
Follow the basic rules of hygiene: You don’t want yourself or the person who uses the toilet after you to fall ill . So it is beneficial to follow simple steps for a safe an hygienic experience like washing hands , using tissue and toilet papers , using a toilet seat sanitizer spray if required .
Always lock the toilet door: Yes it is an important toilet etiquette , you don’t want to be embarrassed or embarrass someone else.
Men , use the pan well : Stand close to the pan so that you don’t sprinkle or dribble
Women, sit on the pan : Yes you have to. Never try to squat on a pan that is not meant for the same . Clean the seat if your dribble.
Flushing is a must : Always flush the toilet after use . It is not much of a hassle . You don’t want the next person to see what you have performed . If you think the flush handle is dirty then use a santizer spray or wipe to clean it
Avoid taking reading material: If you are using the office or a public washroom do not take any sort of magazine, book or paper with you and also don’t spend too much with your phone . The person after you might have an emergency .
Do not flush sanitary napkins : This would surely block the toilet , always wrap the sanitary napkin and throw it in the bin
The toilet is not for a Picasso or a Shakespeare in you : Never draw or write anything on the toilet door or walls . Use a paper and pen to do the same later .
Never bang the toilet door when in use: Be patient and wait for your turn . If it’s been long , then the request the person to hurry up , don’t start banging the door or peep from below .
Clean the toilet at home every day : Yes , it is a must. The toilet is full of germs and bacteria and you must use proper cleaning agents to take care of them and that too on a daily basis .
So folks, these are some very basic and must -follow toilet etiquette that should be taken care of to the T for a safe , hygienic and pleasant toilet experience .A toilet is a room for your convenience so please take the effort to keep it clean.
This post was first published in October 2016