Kind of an icky question for fellow germaphobes…
When our toilet at home flushes, sometimes drops of water splash onto the inside of the top seat cover, which always stays up. (The idea of invisible toilet mist spraying the whole area doesn't really bother me, but the visible stuff does.) That's the surface your back would touch when sitting.
It grosses me out to have the back of my shirt touch that seatcover, but only in that I then don't want my shirt to touch unwashables like my sofa or car. I don't have to throw away the shirt, just wash it.
I've seen water drops on the actual seat too, but apparently since that would only touch bare skin and then be covered up by clothing (a barrier between skin and sofa, for ex), that doesn't really bother me.
I currently clean the bathroom about once a month. I'd prefer every two weeks, but I'm getting more comfortable cleaning AT ALL, so it'll get there. In other words, it's not gross, but not squeaky clean either.
My ocd solution lately is to have a specific tshirt to wear just for using the bathroom. I can wear it as often as needed without having to wash it between wears. I just put my other shirt back on and leave the bathroom one in the laundry pile til I either need it again or do a load of laundry.
I know this is NOT how I should do things, but I certainly don't want to have to clean the toilet every time someone uses it. That'd be even more ocd!
How do you deal with icky things like this? (I'd rather not have to do an exposure with toilet water – lol) What's a normal cleaning schedule for a bathroom (shared by me and bf)? Is this a "real" ick factor or just an ocd ick factor?
Thanks for any input or suggestions! Sorry if I grossed anyone out. 🙂