7 Tricks You’ll Use Every Time You Clean the Bathroom
One of the worst chores you can get stuck with? Cleaning the bathroom. The disgusting little tidbits you’re bound to find down your drain or in your tub are enough to make you steer clear of bathroom duty. But, like anything else, the bathroom has to be cleaned. We would argue (because so much unpleasantness can happen in there) that the bathroom even needs a little more TLC than other parts of your Home.
1. CLEAN THE MIRROR
The bathroom mirror gets SO GROSS. Covered in dust, makeup, and toothpaste, when I let mine get too far gone, I can hardly see my face. Spraying cleaning products or water on paper towels tends to leave a streaky, blotchy shine. So try this technique instead.
Brew some REALLY strong tea – like 3 bags of black tea and nothing else. Pour the tea into a spray bottle and use this to clean your mirror spotless! Instead of paper towel, try newspaper to get fewer streaks.
2. CLEAN SHOWER SCUM
No one likes to shower staring at soap scum. Yuck. Scrub that nastiness away by filling a dish wand with half vinegar and half dish soap. This will bust through shower grime and leave your tub sparkling in no time.
3. REMOVE HARD WATER STAINS
Those unsightly stains on your metal hardware, like faucets? You know them. They’re impossible to get rid of. Try scrubbing down the metal with…a lemon. Yep, just a lemon. This all-natural trick will make your bathroom smell great and the acid in the citrus will break down any hard water stains.
Not a fan of lemon? Try wrapping the metal in rags soaked with distilled white vinegar. The stains will break down in a similar way and you won’t get lemon juice in your eye.
Use a cleaning toothbrush to get in those hard to reach places, too!
4. CLEAN TOOTHBRUSH HOLDERS
This one is just too simple. When your toothbrush holder is getting clogged up with soap scum and unnecessary grime, don’t struggle to clean it. Just toss it in the dishwasher and let technology do the work for you.
5. CLEAN YOUR TOILET
Your toilets’ best friend? White vinegar. This all-natural Cleaning solution kills germs, bacteria, mold, and makes scum vanish for a sparkling clean. Plus, you can use it all over.
Pour vinegar in the top of your toilet and let that sit while you spray vinegar around the seat and clean.
Soak a paper towel with vinegar and stuff that under the rim of your toilet. Let that sit while you scrub your bowl with vinegar and your toilet brush. Remove the toilet paper, scrub under the rim with a cleaning toothbrush, and then flush for an all-over clean.
6. CLEAN YOUR TOILET BRUSH
Speaking of your toilet brush, that guy has a whole lot of germs on him. You can guess why.
To prevent smells (and from scrubbing your toilet germs away with something just as germ-infested), pour a little all-purpose cleaner in the bottom of the brush holder for a constant clean and lovely smell.
7. CLEAN YOUR DRYER LINT
Bonus tip! This may not be bathroom-oriented, but while you’re on a cleaning roll, you might as well clean out the dryer, too!
The lint that builds up in dryers causes hundreds of house fires a year, but this disaster is so easily avoidable. To get to the hard-to-reach places, attach an empty paper towel roll to the end of your vacuum hose, stick that down into your dryer, and go to town.