For many people, cleaning the bathroom can be an unbearable chore. I mean, between the odors and mildew, not to mention the number of surfaces you need to keep clean, it’s no wonder lots of us keep putting it off until the last minute.
However, you don’t always have to dread keeping your bathroom immaculate. With the right strategies, you can deep clean your bathroom in no time. Today, I’ll be sharing with you ten fuss-free and genius bathroom cleaning hacks you wish you’d known sooner.
Bathroom Cleaning Hacks
Hack 1: Baking Soda and Vinegar Wonder Combo
When it comes to keeping your bathroom spot-free, nothing beats the combination of baking soda and white vinegar. It’s not only tough on stains, odor, fungi, and mildew but it’s also all-natural so you don’t have to worry about harsh chemicals and nasty fumes. All you need to do is to combine equal parts baking soda and vinegar and you can start using it in your bathroom.
For starters, you can use the mixture mentioned above to deep clean your toilet. Simply pour the mixture in and around the toilet bowl and give it a good scrub followed by a flush. Repeat this regularly and you’ll never have to worry about a dingy toilet again.
You can use it to get rid of mildew that has grown on your shower curtains, too. The next time you clean them, just add half a cup baking soda along with detergent and wash as you normally would. When your washing machine comes to its rinse cycle, you can add the white vinegar. Once that’s done, be sure to let the shower curtain dry thoroughly before using it again.
Hack 2: Deodorize Your Bathroom with Baking Soda
You can keep the air in your bathroom crisp and clean just by using baking soda. Simply mix together some baking soda and your choice of essential oils in bowl and put it in an inconspicuous spot and your bathroom will be fresh-smelling for up to two months.
You can also sprinkle some baking soda in the bottom of bathroom bins every time you clean it out to keep the stench away.
Hack 3: Use Citrus Fruits to Keep Your Bathroom Sparkling
If the chrome fixtures in your bathroom have been stained badly by hard water buildup or rust, then lemons are your best friend. The acidity of its juice can break down nasty buildup on faucets, shower handles, towel bars, and the like. Simply take a slice of lemon and rub away.
On a similar note, grapefruit can also do wonders for your bathtub and other porcelain fixtures. Dip half a grapefruit in some salt and scrub away stains and odors.
Hack 4: Keep Bath Toys Germ and Mold-Free with Vinegar and Water
Kids love their bath toys. However, since they’re constantly floating in water, they can get dirty easily with soap scum. Even worse, they can be a breeding ground for mold if you don’t keep them dry when not in use. Luckily, you can use vinegar to keep your kids’ toys squeaky clean.
Hack 5: Keep Drains Flowing with Effervescent Tablets
Using these bathroom cleaning hacks can also save you a plumber’s bill If your sink drain is clogged up with toothpaste, soap, and other gunk, you can dislodge it with effervescent tablets. Simply drop up to four of these bubbly beauties into the drain and wash it down with some white vinegar. Let it foam up and sit for 10 minutes before flushing with hot water.
Hack 6: Streak-Free Windows with Vinegar
Like I said above, vinegar is your best friend for deep cleaning the bathroom. This time, you can use a combination of vinegar, water, and rubbing alcohol to keep windows, mirrors, and shower doors clear, sparkling, and streak-free. Simply shake them up in a spray bottle, spritz on any surface you’d like to clean, and use a micro fiber cloth to buff and shine.
Hack 7: Toothpaste isn’t just for your teeth
Did you know that toothpaste just isn’t for keeping plaque away from your teeth? Since it contains mild abrasives like baking soda, it can also be used for a number of purposes in your bathroom. Using white toothpaste, you can polish chrome fixtures, defog a bathroom mirror, scrub the bathroom sink, and even the toilet in a pinch!
Hack 8: Do Away with Elbow Grease and Use a Power Tool
The truth is cleaning the bathroom often requires a lot of elbow grease. But with these bathroom cleaning hacks you can get them done quickly and easily. Plus it doesn’t always mean you have to toil away scrubbing every inch of your powder room.
If you want to get the job done faster and more efficiently, just bust out a power drill from the garage to help you out. Simply replace the drill bit with a cleaning brush attachment and you’re good to go!
Hack 9: Make Your Own Toilet Cleaning Bombs
If you don’t like getting your hands dirty while cleaning the bathroom then toilet cleaning bombs are for you. Think, bath bombs but instead of fizzing up your bath tub, it fizzes and cleans your toilet bowl.
Simply mix together 1 cup of baking soda, ¼ cup of citric acid, and 1 tablespoon of dish washing liquid. You can press the mixture into a silicone mold and let it dry overnight.
Once they’re dried, simply store them in a clean jar and put them near your toilet bowl. To use, just toss one piece into the toilet bowl and let it fizzle away the grime.
Hack 10: Dryer Sheets Aren’t Just for Laundry
Don’t throw away used dryer sheets just yet! You can still reuse them to keep your bathroom free from soap scum. Simply take a used dryer sheet and sprinkle a few drops of water on it. You can then use it to wipe away soap buildup on shower doors, bathtubs, faucets, and other fixtures. What’s more, you’ll leave your bathroom smelling fresh as a daisy once you’re done!
Keeping your bathroom spot-less is only as difficult as you make it out to be. I hope these tips will help you change the way you clean your bathroom. If you’ve found these bathroom cleaning hacks helpful, don’t forget to share them with your friends and family! I’ll see you next time!