Keep that bathroom spotless with these easy hacks!
No room needs constant attention, cleaning, and maintenance the way your bathroom does. So why not focus on cleaning your bathroom smarter, not harder. Using harsh chemicals can be one way to get rid of the grime, but some simple items around your house can do the job just as well. Let's take a look at some of the best bathroom cleaning hacks you need to know about!
1. Clean Your Toilets With Baking Soda and Vinegar
The baking soda-and-vinegar mixture works great as a toilet cleaner. By mixing equal parts of baking soda and white vinegar, you have the perfect solution to spritz into your toilet bowl. Use a toilet bowl brush, work the mixture throughout the rim down to the pipe of your bowl. After letting your mixture sit for about 10 to 15 minutes, you should be good to flush your toilet. You can repeat the process a couple of times to get a sparkly shine. You can also use this mixture on the outside of your toilet bowl and seat to eliminate any stains as well.
2. Use Shaving Cream to Clean Your Mirrors
Cleaning mirrors in your bathroom can be frustrating because it can seem that no matter how hard you clean, there are always streaks and foggy patches left behind. You can avoid this by cleaning your mirror using shaving cream. Not only will the shaving cream work to remove unsightly spots, but once you wipe the shaving cream away, it will leave behind a thin, clear film. This film works as a barrier to keep your mirror from fogging up.
3. Stop Mold Buildup on Your Shower Curtain With Baking Soda and Vinegar
Mold and mildew buildup on your shower curtain can be incredibly frustrating, but you don't have to throw it out and purchase a new one. There are a couple of ingredients lying around your house you can use. Simply place your shower curtain in the wash at a warm wash cycle and mix in half a cup of baking soda to your washing detergent. Right before the washer hits the rinse cycle, add in half a cup of white vinegar. Don't hang the shower curtain back up until it has dried completely. One of the best ways to stop mold and mildew buildup on your shower curtain is by preventing it in the first place, so aim to wash your shower curtain regularly.
4. Use Ingestion Tablets to Unclog a Slow Drain
Whether it's your toilet bowl, your sink, or your bathtub, a slow drain is an absolute nuisance. By slipping in an ingestible tablet then chasing it with a cup of distilled vinegar, you can help to work away some of the grime that is clogging up your drain. Be sure to let the tablet and vinegar work for at least 10 minutes before you rinse your drain with some boiling hot water. If the drain is extremely backed up, you may need to use a drain snake to help work out some of the grime.
5. Clean Your Glass Shower Screen With Tea or Oil
If you have a glass shower screen that has built up a layer of limescale and grime, this next bathroom trick is perfect for restoring the shine back to your shower screen. Simply use a cloth that is dipped in black tea and rub it onto your screen to help loosen up the grime and hard water spots. Then use a clean cloth to buff out the glass and bring it to a shine. You can also spritz some vegetable oil directly onto your screen and allow it to sit for 10 minutes before you rinse it away with a warm soapy water solution.
6. Use Rubbing Alcohol and Vinegar to Clean Bathroom Windows
By mixing one part white vinegar with one part rubbing alcohol and two parts water, you have got the perfect homemade cleaning solution for your bathroom windows. Simply spray the solution onto your windows, letting it sit for a couple of minutes, and then wipe it away. To get a clean and clear streak-free window, use a microfiber cloth and rub it in a circular direction until you have cleaned away the solution.
7. Use a Toothbrush to Get Into Grout
Grout in a bathroom can be challenging to clean because it is so hard to reach. A toothbrush can be a handy tool to help scrub away the accumulated dirt in the crevices of your bathroom grout. Mix a solution of half water and half white vinegar as the dipping agent for your toothbrush. Then, scrub into the crevices of the grout to lift the dirt.
8. Make Sure to Clean the Extractor Fan
The extractor fan is super important to clean but often overlooked. If left uncleaned, a buildup of dust bunnies and bacteria will accumulate on your extractor fan. This buildup will keep your fan from working the way it should in removing built-up moisture in the bathroom.
To clean your extractor fan, you can use your vacuum cleaner's extension nozzle to suck up any dirt. You can also use condensed air cans to spray out the dust bunnies. Just make sure to wear a mask when you do this.
9. Use a Freezer Bag and Vinegar to Clean Shower Heads
Over time, your shower heads will accumulate limescale buildup. Get rid of this dull film by removing your shower head and slipping it into a freezer bag of distilled vinegar. For an extra dose of clean, you can add in a spoon of baking soda as well. Let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes before you rinse your shower head and reinstall it.
10. Check Your Children’s Bath Toys
If you have little ones, bath toys are the number one culprit for hidden bacteria buildup. Many squeaky bath toys have holes in them where water can seep in, allowing the perfect environment for bacteria growth. You can hold the bath toys up to the light to see if there is any bacterial buildup. If you see any black or white spots, then you need to toss the toys out. To keep your children safe, make sure to check bath toys regularly, and replace them with new ones if need be.
11. Freshen Up Your Bathroom Trash Bin
Over time, your bathroom trash bin will start to stink just as any trash bin will. You can avoid this by sprinkling some baking soda onto the bottom of your trash bin, then insert your trash liner. The baking soda will work to absorb any odors that accumulate over time, leaving your trash bin and bathroom smelling fresh and clean.
Cleaning shouldn't have to be a chore, especially when it comes to cleaning the bathroom. We hope that you find these cleaning tips helpful. Let us know what other types of cleaning hacks you swear by for your bathroom in the comments section below!