Most of us know how to clean a bathroom properly, but often, busy lives can make it a challenge. This is why bathroom cleaning hacks come in handy:
FACT: A clean bathroom is a must in every family home and that means wiping of surfaces daily and a deep clean once a week to prevent germs.
Here are some of the best bathroom cleaning hacks to help you along the way to have a clean bathroom.
1. Use shaving foam to clean your mirrors
Shaving foam doesn’t just help you clean your bathroom mirrors but also prevents them from fogging up whenever the bathroom becomes steamy.
Just spray on the shaving foam and use any tissue paper to polish it off. You will be left with a clean and steam-free mirror for the next week.
2. Use tea or oil on the shower screen
If you want to go the natural way, just dip a lint-free cloth in some black tea and rub it on the bathroom screen door. Then use a clean cloth to dry and buff the door.
You can also spray on some cooking oil, let it sit for 10 minutes, and then rinse the door with soapy water and buff it to a shine.
3. Remove mildew from the shower curtain
Letting your shower curtain dry naturally after every shower does help prevent mildew and mold. However, as most bathrooms are naturally full of condensation, this process might not work as you hope:
So, just add half a cup of bicarbonate of soda to your washing powder and throw the curtain into the washing machine at a 30-degree wash.
IMPORTANT: Always add half a cup of white vinegar as the rinse cycle begins.
Finally, let it dry naturally out of the bathroom after washing.
4. Use bicarbonate of soda for the toilet
Bicarbonate of soda and vinegar can help clean your toilet brilliantly.
Simply make a mixture of equal parts of white vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. Then pour this mixture into and around the toilet, using a toilet brush to ensure it gets into the space underneath the rim.
Leave this mixture for around 15 minutes, then given it a good scrub and flush. Repeat this bi-monthly for a sparkling toilet.
5. Unblock a drain with indigestion tablets
If your bathroom washbowl or shower drain starts to drain slowly, it is likely that it has become blocked due to hair and other debris over time.
While sometimes you may need a drain snake, you could also try dropping four indigestion tablets into the drain, followed by a cup of distilled vinegar. After leaving this for 10 minutes, pour boiling water to flush it through.
6. Make your showerheads good as new with vinegar
Showerheads tend to become blocked and get dulled over time by lime scale, especially if you live in an area with hard water. If you want a quick and fuss-free way to clean your showerhead follow these steps:
- Remove the showerhead and put it in a plastic bag or a bowl.
- Cover it with distilled vinegar.
- If your showerhead is heavily encrusted, you can add a spoonful of bicarbonate of soda to the vinegar as well.
- After this, secure the top of the bag with an elastic band and leave it for an hour.
- After an hour, remove the showerhead from the bag and fit it back.
The flow should now be restored, and your shower head will also be sparkling like new.
7. Make your faucets sparkle with a lemon
Over time, faucets in the bathroom start becoming dull by water spots. To get the sparkle back, simply rub them with a cut half of a lemon and rinse it off, and then buff.
You can also sprinkle bicarbonate of soda directly onto the bristles of an old toothbrush and scrub the problem areas. Leave the bicarbonate of soda on for 10 minutes and then rinse it off and buff again.
These tips will work well on any chrome faucets, so you can even try it out on your kitchen faucets.
8. Keep your bathroom trash can smelling fresh
The trash can of your bathroom can quickly become the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria if not cleaned regularly. You can keep your trash can fresh and clean by sprinkling some bicarbonate of soda into it every time you empty it.
By following these simple and easy hacks, you can easily keep your bathroom sparkling clean and smelling fresh. These hacks will also lighten your workload over time and give you extra free time to do other activities.