Ask any homeowner which part of the house is the most difficult to clean, and they will undoubtedly tell you that the bathroom is. Cleaning the bathroom is a significant challenge. The shower can attract mildew and water stains. The bathtub can easily start looking dingy and dirty. Grout could decompose over time, and the toilet—well, no one likes to clean the toilet.
Even if you don’t relish cleaning the bathroom, however, there’s no escaping it. To neglect it could lead to serious hygiene issues. Cleaning the bathroom doesn’t have to be painful, though, especially when you put some smart tips to use. The next time you clean the bathroom, try these ideas for saving time and effort.
- Shower scum – You get in the shower to clean your body, but what happens when your shower isn’t a clean place to be? Soap scum can build up, making a shower look uninviting. If your shower has a buildup of scum and grime, use a dish wand filled with an equal amount of soap and vinegar to clean things up. The mixture will easily cut through your shower scum for a sparkling clean finish.
- Hard water stains – The unsightly stains on the metal hardware in the bathroom are caused by hard water. While it may appear that those stains are there to stay, they can be easily removed with the help of citrus. Cut a lemon and use a half for scrubbing the metal hardware. The acid of the lemon will break down the stains and lend a fresh scent to any restroom.
- Mirror – The bathroom mirror could easily turn into a disgusting surface compromised by dust, toothpaste, water spots, and makeup. When you attempt to wipe it down with glass cleaner, however, you may notice that you leave behind a streaky shine. Instead of glass cleaner, brew strong tea, using three or more tea bags. Put the tea in a spray bottle, and use it to clean your mirror. Use an old newspaper for wiping it off. You will be surprised at the stellar results from this homemade cleaner.
- Toilet – You don’t need expensive chemicals to clean your toilet. Just use plain white vinegar. The vinegar will kill bacteria, germs, and molds, remove scum, and leave your toilet sparkling clean.
- Toilet brush – Your toilet brush picks up a lot of germs as it performs its duties. It can grow smelly after a while. To keep your toilet brush clean and fresh, add some all-purpose cleaner to the base of its holder.
You may never love the task of cleaning your bathroom, but it can become much more tolerable when you employ a few tactics for more effective cleaning.