You could probably come up with a list of things you’d rather do than clean your bathroom. The weather is starting to break here in Columbus, OH and I know that means starting to consider a spring home cleaning. And that list might be long. Maybe start with a single room, like the bathroom.
When you think of the unwanted chore of cleaning the bathroom, you may think of spending hours wiping hard water stains, inhaling strong odors of bleach from cleaning products and scrubbing the toilet.
But turning your bathroom from messy to spic and span can actually be a quick and easy process. It’ll take some effort, but keeping your bathroom clean will not only make the room look better – you’ll feel better too.
From the shower to the countertop to the toilet to the floor, there’s a lot of areas of your bathroom that need cleaning. Here, we share six tips you can use to get and keep your bathroom clean and fresh.
1) Clear Soap Scum With Vinegar
With stubborn soap scum marks, you may be tempted to drench them with harsh chemicals. But, there’s actually a quick and easy way to remove that annoying cloudy film along your sinks and tubs with ingredients you already have.
You can make a paste by combining baking soda and vinegar to spread around the soap scummed area. Let the paste sit on the scum stains for a few minutes to allow the acid in the vinegar to work.
Once you’ve waited a few minutes, scrub away the paste to reveal your new sparkling sinks and tubs. And, to prevent further build up of soap scum, remember to wipe of excess water with a towel after showering or using water.
2) Unclog Shower Heads with Vinegar
Ever have mineral build-up on your shower head? Blocked holes may change the water pressure and make your shower uncomfortable. There’s an easy way to fix that.
According to MarthaStewart.com, all you need to do is fill a small bag with undiluted white vinegar. Then, wrap the bag over the shower head so that the holes are covered with vinegar. Leave the bag on overnight. In the morning, remove the bag and scrub the shower head with a toothbrush.
3) Use Vinegar to Clean Your Toilet
Vinegar is great for more than just cleaning your shower head. You can also use vinegar to brighten and whiten your toilet. Rather than splashing on harsh chemicals, vinegar helps clean and remove bacteria in an all-natural way.
TipHero says you can pour vinegar on the top of the toilet and spray it on the top and lid. You can also soak toilet paper in vinegar and hold it against the rim to scrub off stubborn stains.
4) Use Toothpaste to Clean Your Teeth – And Your Stains
Toothpaste is a classic bathroom staple. But did you know you can use it for more than just cleaning your teeth. You can also use it to clean up rust stains from hard water build up.
According to Reader’s Digest, simply squeeze on some toothpaste onto a toothbrush and start scrubbing away those hard water rust stains.
Just be sure you use one toothbrush to clean your bathroom and another, separate one to clean those pearly whites.
5) Get Sparkly Glass Doors
If you have glass doors on your shower, it may be frustrating to constantly see smudges and water stains on the doors.
Thankfully, there are many easy ways to get those glass doors back to sparkling. And it’ll only take you a trip to your bathroom cupboard or kitchen.
Reader’s Digest notes you can use shaving cream and a dry towel to protect your doors from further water build up. Or, use a spray bottle of vinegar and a sponge to return your doors to their former, shiny glory.
6) Prevent Stains and Build Up in the First Place
If you want to avoid needing to do deep cleaning of your bathroom, do your best to keep it clean in the first place. There are easy things you can do everyday to prevent stains and build up from forming.
To prevent soap scum from forming on your sink counters, choose a liquid soap over a bar of soap. Hang up towel rods to keep your towels fresh and free from mold. Keep your shower curtains unfolded, rather than bunched up, to prevent mildew build-up. You can also spray the liners with an all-purpose spray occasionally to keep them even more fresh and smelling great.
When it comes to stains – whether from hard water or rust – it’s best to tackle them as soon as possible. When stains sit, they can become more difficult to remove later on.
Getting a clean bathroom doesn’t have to take hours of back-breaking and arduous work. Rather than using and breathing in harmful chemicals to get your bathroom clean, you can use simple materials you probably already have on hand.
Use these quick and easy tips to get to cleaning today.