A clean bathroom is a luxury that you can’t afford to afford. It’s always a good sign when you enter your bathroom and it is not covered in radioactive level filth. A clean bathroom is a sanctuary to wash away the real and symbolic filth of the world (pun intended!).
But you can’t do that when you don’t even remember the last time you peeked behind the bathroom door. Keep scrolling to know how you can make your very own bathroom sparkling clean without breaking your bank or foot in the process.
7 Bathroom Cleaning Tips
Regular cleaning ensures that you are on top of the grimey issues challenging your bathroom’s hygiene. Let us take a look at how to keep each segment of your bathroom visibly spotless.
Let’s start with white vinegar. Just fill it up in a spray bottle and use is post-shower on the doors. This will keep the soap scum and water spots at bay. Next, we have the shaving cream. Take a dollop and spread it onto the glass surface. Wipe it off with the help of a dry cloth. This procedure with preventing the scum buildup and fogging up of the glass screens.
Oil and water don’t mix. This means that you can use vegetable oil to create a protective film over the glass doors in your shower. Use a paper towel or the sponge to spread the oil evenly all over the glass.
Furniture polish is another useful remedy that will protect and prevent future damage. Use a clean cloth to coat the entire glass surface with the polish. Then use another dry cloth to wipe off the excess.
Someone’s gotta do it. And if you are not lucky enough to get a thorough housekeeping service, you need to do it by yourself. But there are a number of simple tricks that can make this task easier for you. Get a fizzy cola and dump it into the bowl. Let it sit for an hour. And scrub it all off with a toilet brush before you press flush.
You can use a couple of antacid/Vitamin C/denture tablets too to clean the toilet. Just drop them in an leave it as it is for half an hour. Then let the toilet brush do its thing and press flush for that sparkling clean look. You can use one-fourth cup of mouthwash too for the same procedure for more or less similar results.
This tip is for only those who thrive in a clean environment. All the steam and soapy mess take a toll on the bathroom ceiling too. The simplest solution to this problem is a bucket full of equal parts of water and white vinegar.
Don’t start this process without sturdy protective goggles. Take a long-armed mop and dip it into the mixture. Wring it to squeeze out the excess solution and get started on the ceiling, one column at a time. Do it with a partner or divide it over multiple days to make sure that you don’t throw your back out in the process.
The dirt and germs fester in the crevices of the bathroom tiles. They seem to be the most difficult to clean if you don’t know the right tricks. Take a solution of two parts baking soda, one part water, and borax each and mix together to get a paste consistency. Now apply it with a toothbrush and leave it on for an hour before rinsing it away or wiping off with a damp sponge.
Next, we have the household bleach and a cotton ball that can be kept in place with gaffer tape. Leave it on the bathroom tiles or walls for a couple of hours. Rinse it away with a dry and clean cloth. The mouthwash solution and a new eraser can also be used to rub away the dirt.
A number of cleaning solutions can be used to clean the unkempt sink. Try a mixture of household ammonia, borax, and warm water. Or apply some toothpaste on a toothbrush and coat the entire dirty section.
A solution of turpentine and salt can also work wonders. Or try the lemon juice and borax paste for the exceptional results. Usually, you are supposed to keep any of these coatings on for around 30-60 minutes. Next, just rinse it off without wasting too much water. And your bathroom sink will feel almost as good as new.
A clogged showerhead makes the entire process of showering redundant. It is the mineral deposits from the hard water that usually is the culprit. Or the harmful mixture of moisture/steam and dirt can also clog up the shower pores for good.
All you need to do is get your hands on some white vinegar or denture tablets. You need to keep the showerhead submerged in this solution for at least 2 hours till overnight. A removable shower head can easily be soaked in such a solution.
Otherwise, fill up the solution in a strong plastic bag with no holes. Tape it onto the showerhead in a way that the head is totally under the solution. Later, take a toothpick or needle to poke out the grime from the showerhead. Wipe off the showerhead’s surface with a white vinegar solution.
Invest In Smart Bathroom Fixtures
Today, you have numerous options when it comes to smart home automation for the bathroom. The ease of controlling every aspect of your bathroom experience also translates to easy cleaning. Most of these appliances are self-cleaning and let you know about any and all troubles that the machinery might be facing.
So you can know about the rust and termite trouble before the bathtub falls from the ceiling. You can save water, electricity and hence more money by having these smart and self-monitoring systems in your home. To top it all off, you also get a good deal on your home insurance when you choose to be this responsible and automate your bathroom or even the entire home!
These are a few of the many ways that allow you to take good care of your bathroom in a timely fashion.
To Wrap It Up…
When was the last time you gave your bathroom a good clean? Has it been a week, month, or decade already? The gig economy also lets you outsource this work so that you can just forward this article to the hired help and let destiny run its course. Or, you can try it for yourself and not let a stranger into your home just because you were feeling too lazy to clean up after you.
Have you tried any of the tips mentioned above? Did they work for you or is it only industry-grade disinfectant that does the job for your bathroom? Let us know in the comment section below. And forward this to your family and friends to let them know it is that time of the year again!