The bathroom is probably the least desirable part of the house you want to clean. And we cannot blame you – scrubbing and tackling mildew stains is something that nobody loves. But that doesn’t mean your bathroom has to be a huge mess.
We’re here to teach you some cleaning tips from experts that’ll help you keep your bathroom sparkling clean with products you probably already have at home. You’ll definitely save a lot of time and effort if you go through our tricks to make your bathroom looks clean & fresh.
If we start with the hardest task, things will only get easier as we go, so let’s start with a few tricks to help you clean your toilet the easy way. Although it is the least pleasant cleaning task, cleaning the toilet has just become a lot easier with the help of these cleansers:
- Antacid tablets: The simplest way to clean the toilet is by dropping two antacid tablets or a denture tablet that contains baking soda into the bowl. Let the tablets dissolve for around 20 minutes, scrub the bowl with a toilet brush, and voila, you’ll get a sparkling clean toilet in 30 minutes total.
- Mouthwash: Mouthwash is another common household item that’ll help you clean the toilet. Get your mouthwash from the medicine cabinet, and pour approximately 60 ml into the bowl. Wait half an hour, scrub using a toilet brush, and flush.
- Cola: Cola is known for having incredible cleaning superpowers. Pour a can of cola into your toilet bowl, let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour, then scrub and flush.
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Mildew-free tiles and shower curtains
The moist area of the bathroom attracts mildew, so your shower curtain and the tiles around the shower are often the home for such fungus or mold. Soaking the curtains in salt water before hanging them can keep mildew away for a while, but here’s what you can do when any decay appears:
- Mix half a cup of borax and half a cup of vinegar with two cups of water. Pour the mixture onto the affected area, and let it sit for around 10 minutes. Then scrub with a sponge or cloth, and rinse. Use a dish brush for some harder-to-reach areas between the tiles.
- Add two tablespoons of washing-up liquid to one pint of household bleach, then spray the solution on the affected area. Wait for a few minutes, then give it a gentle scrub and rinse.
- Make a thick paste using salt and vinegar, and spread it into the mildewed area. Let the paste dry for an hour or two, then wipe clean using a damp cloth.
Brush rust stains
Hard water is the leading cause of rust stains in the bathroom. It leaves its mark on commodes and tubs and inevitably sinks. Here’s what you can do to get rid of stubborn rust stains:
- Squeeze some toothpaste onto an old toothbrush and scrub away the rusted area.
- Make a paste using borax and lemon juice or a mixture of equal parts of turpentine and salt. Add the mixture to the affected area, and scrub with an old toothbrush.
Regardless of the cleaning solution you will use, ensure you get rid of rust stains as quickly as possible. The longer they sit, the harder they are to clean.
Despite hard water, metal containers of shaving cream or soap bottles inside your shower or on the sink can also leave rust marks. To avoid the extra rust stains, you can add a couple of coats of clear nail polish around the rims of the items that have the potency to leave rust stains, and you’ll save yourself a lot of time scrubbing rust in the future.
Cleaning the bathroom mirror is a small task that’ll make a big difference to the entire look of your bathroom. Mirrors are regular victims of water stan, mold, toothpaste splatters, and soap scum, which is why you have to give them the care they deserve.
If you often see stubborn dirt, marks, and stains after cleaning the bathroom mirror, you should try using shaving cream. Take a sponge or cloth, apply shaving cream, and then rub it onto the mirror in a circular motion. Keep rubbing until the cream wears off, leaving a shiny-looking mirror behind.
Keep the showerhead unclogged
If hard water is an issue in your bathroom, there’s probably a lot of mineral residues piled up onto your showerhead. Luckily for you, there’s an easy way to keep the showerhead from getting clogged.
- Removable showerheads: Dissolve 5 denture tablets in a bowl of water that fits the showerhead. If you don’t have denture tablets at hand, you can use white vinegar as well. Place the showerhead into the bowl, and let it soak overnight.
- Non-removable showerheads: If your showerhead isn’t removable, pour the denture tablet solution or the white vinegar into a plastic bag and tape or tie the bag so that the showerhead is immersed in the liquid. Leave the plastic bag in place for a couple of hours. If you still see some residue, you can clean the holes using a needle or a toothpick.
Make your bathroom smell fresh
To complete the job well done, all that’s left to do is refresh the smell of your bathroom. You can use toilet fresheners and put them in the washbasin, making their scent more intensive and lasting. If you’re looking for an organic solution, you can use lemons. Rub lemons on the fitting and fixtures inside your bathroom, or make a water-lemon solution you can spray onto the bathroom fixtures. Despite releasing a fantastic smell, the lemon mixture is also suitable for cleaning.