Few things are as satisfying as a freshly cleaned bathroom. Yet so many of us are guilty of letting the chore go undone longer than we should.
We all know that public bathrooms can be icky places. But did you know that your home bathroom is currently hosting over 200 million harmful bacteria, including germs like E.Coli, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus Aureus?
We know—you probably want to get a jump on cleaning it ASAP. But first, check out this list of little-known tips we’ve made to make cleaning a bathroom a cinch.
1. Use Non-toxic Products
There are so many bathroom cleaning supplies on the market that are loaded with known carcinogens and are bad for the environment.
It can be hard to find non toxic cleaning products if you don’t know what you’re looking for.
Luckily, there are a number of do-it-yourself bathroom cleaning methods for common tasks. And many of the ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.
2. Use a Homemade Baking Soda and Vinegar Solution to Keep Drains Clear
Regularly clearing your drains of everyday buildup is a great way to avoid a bigger headache down the road. By doing this, you won’t need to pour harsh mixtures like Draino—or worse, call someone to snake a massive backup.
Just pour some baking soda down the drain, then follow with an equal amount of vinegar. Then sit back and enjoy the sound of cleaning goodness.
3. Try Salt and Lemon to Remove Rust
Rust stains can be tricky to remove, but a paste made with salt and lemon might do the trick.
Squeeze lemon into some salt until a paste forms. Then slather the affected area and let sit for a few hours. When you come back and scrub it, the rust should be gone.
4. Use Dryer Sheets to Polish Chrome and Remove Soap Scum
A few drops of water added to a dryer sheet will do wonders to remove soap scum and shine up the chrome fixtures in your bathroom.
Plus it has the added bonus of that “freshly done laundry” scent.
5. Cleaning a Bathroom With a Vinegar Mixture
Vinegar is an all-around beast when it comes to bathroom cleaning supplies, and has many applications.
It’s handy to have a 4-to-1 (4 parts water, 1 part vinegar) mixture around in a spray bottle, especially to keep mildew in check.
6. Use Denture Tablets To Clean Your Toilet And More
Denture tablets are a great thing to have around the house. Thanks to their effervescent properties, they have a number of cleaning uses. You can use them for removing tomato stains from plastic storage containers. And they’re great for cleaning caked-on mineral deposits from kettles or teapots.
When it comes time to clean your bathroom, pop a denture tablet in the toilet and let it sit when you start on other cleaning tasks. It’ll do the hard work for you.
After 20 minutes or so, follow with a light scrub, flush, and you’re done!
7. Throw Your Shower Curtain into the Washing Machine
Wait! Don’t toss that mildewy shower curtain out. Did you know you can throw it in the washing machine?
Put the curtain in on a low, gentle setting and throw in some rags or towels. For the wash part of the cycle, put in about a half cup of baking soda. Then when your machine switches to rinse, add the same amount of vinegar.
It’s that simple!
8. Use a Squeegee to Keep Your Shower Door Spotless
Nothing ruins the look of a beautifully designed shower door like water spots.
The easiest way to combat this is to keep a squeegee in the bathroom and take an extra minute after your shower to wipe down the glass.
Ready to Get Cleaning?
Cleaning a bathroom does not have to be a pain with these bathroom cleaning tips. So grab some rubber gloves, and get scrubbing!
Looking for more tips? Check out our Home and Garden section for more blog posts on caring for your home.