It is your turn to clean the bathroom again and you fear the worst. You don’t know what waits you there: the hair clogged drain, the toothpaste explosion, or is it the mysterious ceiling stain. Whatever it is, we got 7 tips to take care of it now.
1. If you are all about natural cleaning methods, brew a really strong batch of black tea. Add three bags in eight ounce glass. Use it to clean glass or mirror in your bathroom. Transform the tea into a spray bottle and instead of using a paper towel, try using newspaper.
Apply a thin coat of black tea and put the newspaper to work on your dirtiest mirrors in the house. For best results two or more applications may be necessary.
2. No one likes scrub in the shower but it has got to be done. It is probably long overdue. If you want to tackle that soap scum and nasty grime, get yourself a dish wand and fill it with half vinegar and half liquid. It is quick and easy and can even be accomplished while showering.
3. If you are looking to remove those hard water stains from your fixtures, all you going to need is a lemon and some elbow grease. The acid in the lemon breaks down the hard water and it is easy on your hands. So, there are no harsh chemicals needed. If you have got tougher stains then you can try wrapping washcloths around the affected area and soaking them with distilled white vinegar. Let it sit for about 30 minutes before you can remove the rack. Here is a pro tip: you can get an old toothbrush and get to the hard-to-reach spaces as well. Simply rinse off the fixture when you are done and watch it shine like new.
4. Is your soap dispenser or toothbrush holder looking pretty nasty? It is one of the most neglected items in your bathroom. Here is a quick trick most people don’t even consider: try tossing it in your dishwasher next time you do a load. It will do all the hard work for you. You might be surprised at the amount of grime that builds up.
5. Next time you clean your toilet try using vinegar. It is eco-friendly method that kills bacteria, germs, mold, and lime deposits. Start by giving your toilet an upper Decker and pour a bunch of vinegar into the top valve. Now go ahead and move to the rim of the toilet and clean that with vinegar as well. Next, soak some toilet paper up with vinegar and stuff it on the inside rim of the toilet and allow it to sit for several minutes while you pour vinegar into the bowl and clean with the bowl scrubber. Then remove the toilet paper and scrub the inside of the rim with an old toothbrush before finally flushing.
6. One of the most common sources of nastiness and smells in the bathroom is your toilet brush, but it goes unnoticed. The best way to deal with it is to pour some sort of all-purpose cleaner at the bottom of the holder, such as Pine sols, bleaches, etc. Just make sure to top it off every now and then to keep your brush nice and sparkly clean.
7. If you have a washer or dryer in your bathroom, you should know that clogged dryer vents cost thousands of house fires each year, but it is one of those things that can be easily avoided. So, while you are doing your bathroom cleaning duty bust out the vacuum and get yourself a paper towel roll over to your vacuum hose. Now you can get to all those hard reaching places. This really extends the vacuum sucking power and you can get rid of all that extra lint that might one day cause a fire.