Whether your tile and grout are mildewed and black or your sink and toilet are speckled with hard-to-remove dirt, these ten bathroom cleaning hacks will make the task easier (and maybe even a little more fun). From natural cleaners to DIY solutions, we’ve got you covered. So get ready to give your bathroom a good scrubbing!
Top 10 Cleaning Hacks:
Remove soap scum with olive oil
Scrubbing bubbles are so yesterday. We’ve got a better idea: Mix 1⁄2 cup of olive oil with 2 tablespoons of salt to make your own DIY scrubbing solution for tile and tubs. The best part is, the secret ingredient wards off future buildup, too!
Clean a grimy bathtub with dryer sheets
It may sound crazy, but this trick is one of our favorites: Wet a dirty tub, then rub it down with several dryer sheets. Doing so has the added benefit of neutralizing odors, too!
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Unclog a drain without hair-dyeing chemicals
If you’ve got a clogged drain, we’re here to help: Pour 1 cup of baking soda down the drain. Then follow it with 1 cup of vinegar and some boiling hot water. The chemical reaction will bust through anything that’s blocking your pipes!
Soften and deodorize bath towels with fabric softener
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Stinky towels? Not a great situation. But worry not: All you need to do is soak them in a sink full of warm water and fabric softener for a few minutes, then rinse well. That should have your towels feeling fresh as can be!
Clean grout with hydrogen peroxide
Clean the grout between tiles with hydrogen peroxide (which works like bleach, but won’t damage grout). Mix equal parts of water and 3 percent hydrogen peroxide, then use a toothbrush to scrub the tiles.
Make your own tub and tile cleaner with baking soda
If you’re staring down dirty grout or soap scum around the mirror, all you need are two ingredients to get the job done: Mix ½ cup of baking soda with ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide. Add enough water to make a thick paste, then scrub the mixture onto your tiles or tub—and watch it work its magic!
Remove scuff marks from floors
Got some ugly scuffs on your hardwood floor? Not a problem: Coat the scuff marks with vegetable oil, then buff away.
Polish chrome fixtures to a mirror shine
Polished nickel, brushed gold and oil-rubbed bronze are all trendy finishes for bathroom hardware, but they can lose their luster over time (especially if your faucet is near the shower!). Bring them back to their shiny best by using a dab of toothpaste on your cloth before buffing.
Remove rust from grout with ketchup
When all else fails, try this trick: Soak the affected tile in tomato juice for an hour, then scrub as usual. Alternatively, rub half of the raw potato over the mark, then rinse it away.
Clean tile and grout with vinegar and baking soda
When it comes to your bathroom, you can never go wrong with this trusted combo: Mix equal parts water and white distilled vinegar (about 1⁄4 cup each) along with ¼ cup of baking soda into a spray bottle, then shake to combine. Spray onto your grout, tile or any other surface then let it sit for a few minutes. Next, grab your scrub brush and get to work! Once you’re done, rinse with warm water.
Things to consider:
How to clean a shower head with vinegar?
This is one of the most effective ways to clean your showerhead and prevent the buildup of calcium, rust, or limescale.
To clean a shower head with vinegar:
First, make sure it’s turned off and completely cooled down. Remove the showerhead from the hose and soak it in vinegar for about 20 minutes. Then use tongs to remove the showerhead and rinse it with warm water. Repeat the process if needed.
How to clean the grout between tiles?
There are several efficient ways to make your grout look like new again. We’ll list you three easy tricks, but the main ingredient remains the same: white vinegar!
The easiest way is to simply pour some white vinegar onto a cloth and rub it on the dirty parts of your tiles. Wait for 5 minutes then rinse with water to reveal a sparkling clean surface.
Another option is to mix equal parts of water and baking soda into a paste, then apply the mixture on your dirty grout with a toothbrush until it’s scrubbed away.
If you want to go the extra mile, try sprinkling some salt on your tiles before applying the vinegar—it’ll make it easier to clean.
How to clean the tub with baking soda?
It’s always a good idea to keep some baking soda on hand, as it can be used for countless things around your house.
When it comes to cleaning the bathtub, make a paste of baking soda and water then apply it directly on your dirty spots. Allow it to sit for about 10 minutes, then scrub using a sponge and rinse with water.
How to clean bathroom grout?
We’ve talked about how to remove stains from your grout in the past, but we’ll list you the steps again: Start by filling a bucket with some hot water and add 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide (you can also use white vinegar). Next, grab a sponge and start scrubbing. Each time the water turns dirty, change it.
How to clean the shower door with vinegar?
This is another one of those easy tricks you can do by yourself: Mix equal parts water and vinegar into a spray bottle, then spray on your glass shower doors from top to bottom. Next, wait for 10 minutes—the cleaner will start to turn white once it’s ready. Finally, simply wipe the door with a paper towel!
How to clean the shower curtain?
There are several ways you can go about this task, but remember that vinegar is your friend when it comes to cleaning products! Here are some DIY shower curtain cleaning tips:
Soak a sponge in vinegar and water then wipe down your shower curtain.
Add ¼ cup of baking soda to 1 gallon of hot water, wet your shower curtain with it, then let it sit for about 10 minutes. Finally, vigorously scrub the affected areas before rinsing thoroughly.
Alternatively, sprinkle some baking soda on your dirty shower curtain then spray it with vinegar. Let it sit for about 30 minutes, then go over the affected areas with a sponge and rinse thoroughly.
A combo of baking soda and dish soap is also an effective way to clean your shower curtain! Mix equal parts baking soda and dish soap into a paste, then gently scrub the affected areas.
How to remove soap scum from bathroom surfaces?
Make a mixture of 1 cup water, ¼ cup vinegar, and 2 tablespoons liquid dish soap. Then spray it on your dirty surfaces and allow it to sit for 5 minutes before wiping with a sponge.
How to clean the toilet bowl?
You’ve probably used bleach to clean your toilet bowl in the past, but using vinegar is a much better alternative because it’s safe for the environment! Follow these easy steps:
– Add 2 cups of vinegar to your toilet, swish it around with a brush then flush.
– Alternatively, you could pour some baking soda into your bowl before adding the vinegar. Then cover the mixture with boiling water and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes. Finally, scrub with your toilet brush then flush.
How to get rid of mould in the bathroom?
Let’s clear one thing out: Mold loves moisture. In fact, it thrives in humid environments. That being said, you need to find a way to reduce moisture levels in your bathroom so mould doesn’t have the chance of growing back anytime soon!
As for cleaning products, we recommend using equal parts of baking soda and vinegar or hydrogen peroxide. If you’re looking for an easier way to get rid of mould, try using tea tree oil.
So there you have it! Several ways to clean your bathroom using vinegar and baking soda. These natural cleaning methods are simple, affordable, and effective – what’s not to love? Give them a try the next time you need to tackle some tough bathroom grime. Do you have any favorite tips or tricks for keeping your bathroom clean? Share them in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you!
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