10 “I Should Try These” Hacks for Cleaning the Bathroom
“I can’t wait to clean the bathroom,” said no one, ever. Seriously, it has to be one of the least pleasurable things to do. Yet, it’s something I wish could be done every day. I really can’t stand the hair in the tub and sink, mold appearing near the grout, and rings in the toilet. And, with only one usable bathroom in my house, it grows exponentially daily.
The most stress-relieving thing to do would be to have a regular cleaning service take care of the bathroom grime for me. Dawn Fiscella, owner of Immaculate Clean, quipped #SaveMySaturdays as a perfect rationale for doing so. Definitely the best idea I’ve heard. But, when that’s not possible, I figured there had to be some tips for making things a little less unbearable.
Here are some cleaning hacks I discovered that seem worth a try:
- Always start with the tub and shower. Spray with a mildew remover or bleach and then let it sit while you clean the rest of the bathroom.
- You can use straight, white vinegar or a pumice stone to clean stubborn rings from the inside of the toilet.
- Antacid tablets left to sit in the toilet for 20-minutes will also help to get rid of stains. Just wipe clean with a sponge.
- Use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on shower doors to get rid of the soap scum and build-up.
- A toothbrush along the glass door seams, grout and plumbing fixtures can really get the grime out. (Make sure it’s an old one!) The edge of a credit card will also do.
- Do not spray glass cleaner directly onto the mirrors. It will leave a residue. Spray onto a lint-free cloth, then wipe.
- A 50/50 solution of vinegar and water on the floor will kill any mold and mildew. (Warning: Never mix vinegar with bleach. This can create a toxic compound. Source: http://blacktoxicmolds.com/vinegar-kill-mold.php)
- To clean build-up from a shower head, fill a plastic baggie with vinegar. Attach it around the showerhead and let it sit overnight. Remove and run warm water in the morning.
- If your shower curtain sticks when you try to slide it, rub a little petroleum jelly across the curtain rod.
- Finally, if you skipped the first tip, use half of a grapefruit with salt sprinkled on top to scrub down the tub and shower. The acid and abrasiveness will clean the soap scum without using harsh chemicals.
I’d really prefer to rely on Immaculate Clean each week, but some of these tips sound sort of interesting. I’ll let you know how they go. Please let us know if they work for you, or if you have any other tips or suggestions.