You use one sponge for the sink, one rag for the tub and only paper towels to clean the toilet areas. But no matter how anal you are about cross contamination, if you clean your bathroom with bare hands, you're likely to pick up some grubby stuff. As an added bonus, gloves also help prevent dishpan hands in the kitchen. If you want to go full-on Howard Hughes, you should get some protective eyewear as well. You never know when an unwelcome splash in the eye might happen.