22 Bathroom Cleaning Hacks That Will Change Your Life
Let’s face it, cleaning the bathroom can be a tedious job sometimes, especially if you have left it in your backlog of tasks for a little while. However, with the right tips and tricks, you can have a spotless bathroom in minutes. Here is a list of 22 life changing hacks to keep your bathroom pristine.
1. Shaving cream to prevent steamy mirrors
If you like taking your time in the shower your mirrors will most likely get steamy. If you want to be able to see yourself in full glory as you emerge from the water, you can clean your bathroom mirrors using shaving cream beforehand to stop them from getting steamed up.
2. Use black tea to clean the mirrors
One easy and efficient way to clean your mirrors is by using black tea. Whether you have a Lipton bottle in the fridge or you’re making the tea yourself, this is a good bathroom tip to achieve immaculate mirrors.
3. Use grapefruits or lemons to clean taps
Cleaning the taps can sometimes prove challenging especially if they haven’t been cleaned in a while. Citrus is proven to make them spotless, so if you have a grapefruit or a spare lemon laying around you can use them as organic cleaners.
4. Use a compressed air duster to clean the fan
If you decide its finally time to clean the fan in your bathroom, but you can’t be asked to get the vacuum cleaner out, you’ll love owning a compressed air duster. This will get the job done fast and efficiently, leaving you with a spotless extractor fan.
5. Put disinfectant in the toilet brush holder
The toilet brush holder is an object most people don’t want to think about or touch for obvious reasons. However, if you want to get rid of the bacteria, a good way to do it is by adding a bit of a liquid disinfectant in it.
6. Use a bleach pen to clean the grout between tiles
Dirty grout can make a bathroom look dull and unclean. An easy way to make sure they are back to the original white colour is to use a bleach pen. A pretty inexpensive and a fast hack to keep your bathroom spotless.
7. Baby oil can add shine to your taps
Baby oils don’t only smell nice, but they are great for adding shine to the taps in your bathroom or kitchen.
8. Soak your taps in white vinegar
An efficient way to get rid of the limescale on your taps is by soaking them in white vinegar. You can do this by getting a shower cap and tying it around the faucet with an elastic band. Let it sit for 30 min and voila! Your faucets will look brand new.
9. Mix vinegar with dishwasher cleaner to clean plug holes
A good tip for cleaning plug holes is by using a mixture of dishwasher and vinegar. This solution will make them spotless in less than a minute.
10. Get yourself a drain snake
Having your drain blocked is a rather unpleasant experience, you can get rid of the blockage (often caused by an accumulation of hair) by investing in a drain snake. It might sound frightening, but the drain snake will become your best friend.
11. Put two denture tablets in the toilet tank
Clean your toilet with this easy hack: add two denture tablets in the toilet tank and let them dissolve overnight. In the morning flush it and watch it clean away!
12. Use a toothbrush and cream of tartar to scrub off rust stains
Rust stains can be very challenging to remove, however an easy trick to remove the stains is by using cream of tartar (also called Potassium bitartrate). Scrub the stains using a toothbrush and watch them disappear.
13. Clean granite with a mix of water, alcohol and dish soap
If you have any granite surfaces, an easy and efficient way to clean them is with a DYI mix of water, alcohol and dish soap.
14. Don’t forget to clean the soap dispenser
It’s easy to overlook the soap dispenser or dish and focus on other objects, however a dirty one can change the whole look of the bathroom so make sure you remember to clean that as well.
15. Baking soda for the bathtub
If you cleaned your bathtub yet you still feel like there’s room for improvement, put a layer of baking soda over it. Let it sit for 30 min and then scrub it clean.
16. Use dryer sheets to wipe surfaces
There are plenty of reasons why dryer sheets are great for cleaning surfaces. One big benefit is that their anti-static effect and texture will remove water spots fast and easy.
17. Use cooking spray to remove soap scum
The white grime left by soap is unappealing and can make your bathroom look awful. Cooking spray works like a charm in removing it. Let it sit for up to 10 minutes and the wash it with cold water.
18. Tackle mould with a white vinegar and backing soda concoction
The bathroom is the perfect place for mould to appear due to humidity. An easy hack to remove mould is with a white vinegar and baking soda concoction. For small places you can use a toothbrush to scrub it off.
19. Laundry detergent and vinegar to clean shower curtains
Make your shower curtains look brand new with a mixture of laundry detergent and vinegar.
20. Use vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda to remove urine stains
Urine stains are usually found around the toilet, and can sometimes seep under the toilet seat. You can get rid of them by mixing vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda.
21. Make an easy homemade floor cleaner
Ran out of floor cleaner? Don’t despair, this is an easy way to make your own DYI floor cleaner. You’ll need rubbing alcohol, vinegar and water. Mix everything together and add a couple drops of essential oils to make it smell nice.
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