Easy Hacks to Clean Your Bathroom Effectively

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Authored by Claire Small
Posted Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:57am

Cleaning the bathroom is another league of cleaning in comparison to the rest of the house because that is where most of the microbes and bacteria are. So it’s understandable that we are always trying to find the best products that promise to do a thorough and deep cleaning for every inch of our bathrooms.

It’s important that you have the knowledge of what it is that you can find in your bathroom and what you can do to clean it effectively. To understand more about the toxic chemicals that can be found in your cleaning agents, click here and read more about it, because harmful chemicals tend to hide behind fancy packagings and pleasant smells. Therefore, it’s important that you stay up to date and know how exactly these toxins can be harmful to you and your family. 

Read on to find out about a couple of easy hacks that will help you in cleaning your bathroom in a more effective manner.

Toilet Cleaning

This is probably the hardest part because it is where all the bacteria is, and it needs to be cleaned really well - there’s no way to get around it. There are, however, a couple of hacks and alternative to chemical products that will be just as effective, if not more. If you want a proper deep clean, you can throw in a couple of antacid tablets and cover the toilet, and leave for about 20 minutes before you scrub. The antacid breaks through any grime and gets rid of the bacteria. Another hack you can use is to get a spray bottle, and mix some bicarbonate soda with vinegar, and you have an effective disinfectant that you can be used to clean the toilet and the toilet seat. If you feel there’s a lot of grime in the toilet, then throw down some cola and leave it for 20 mins and that too should do the trick. 

Mildew On Curtains

If you want to get the mildew of your shower curtains, even if they’re made out of fabric, then the good old reliable mixture of baking soda and vinegar is your go-to hack. The only difference is, with the plastic shower curtains, it’s pretty quick- just spray the mixture and leave it on for a couple of minutes before spraying it down with water. For the fabric curtains, however, you’re going to have to soak them for around an hour in the tub to ensure that they come out properly. If the stains are really bad, then you can also consider adding a bit of bleach.

Showerhead

With time, the showerhead can get really nasty. If left unattended to, it can even get clogged and you’d be obliged to go ahead and buy a new one. But you really don’t need to do that. All you have to do is get a ziplock or plastic bag, fill it with vinegar, and cover the showerhead with it. Leave it to soak and there you go! Good as new. 

Rust Stains

Rust stains are probably one of the most stubborn, and they’re really common when it comes to the bathroom. The best thing you can do is get a hard toothbrush and either use toothpaste, or make a paste out of Borax and a bit of lemon, and go to town with the rust. It would be a good idea to let the paste sit for a bit before you get scrubbing so that it comes out easily. 

The Ceiling

This is probably the most overlooked part of the bathroom. How often have you actually looked up and thought of cleaning the ceiling? Probably never! But if you have a closer look, you’ll see that the ceiling gets just as affected by grime and water spots as much as the rest of the bathroom does- if not more, because it doesn’t get the same attention. Get a nice long extendable mop and make a mixture of vinegar and water to clean your bathroom ceiling. It would be a very good idea to wear goggles and expect to get wet because this will certainly get messy!

Mirror & Glass Shower Door

Getting the mirror and the glass shower door (if you have one) cleaned to perfection can sometimes be challenging. But the best way to do this effectively is actually by using shaving cream. Furniture polish is also a good option because it acts as a preventive layer for buildup  in the future and generally makes it a lot easier to clean. If you put a bit with a cloth, and then get a separate clean cloth to wipe it off, that should do the trick. 

Bathtub & Sink

The bathtub and the sink are both susceptible to gather grime and limescale, so you want to tend to those as often as you can. The longer you leave them, the more difficult they become to clean. A mixture of baking soda and ammonia is bound to do the trick for really giving you a deep clean. Another innovative and effective way is to sprinkle salt all over the bathtub, and then use half a grapefruit to scrub- it might sound a bit odd but you’ll see how effective it is. 

You’ll find that using natural ingredients that you can easily find in your home can actually be much more effective when it comes to giving your bathroom a proper and effective cleaning. You’ll also find that you’re avoiding bringing in all kinds of chemicals by using the products. This is why it’s important that you always stay in the loop of how organic ingredients can go a long way in keeping your home clean and safe from toxins and bacteria. If you stick to the easier hacks that we’ve provided you’ll actually see quite a big difference in how clean your bathroom feels and looks. Make sure that you regularly change the items that you use for cleaning the bathroom because you don’t want to keep them around for too long as they too will carry the bacteria. Ensure that after every clean that you wash them out carefully with vinegar as well.