Some people like cleaning. Ok, there aren’t very many of them, but we have to agree that there are some! They enjoy cleaning the bedrooms, the kitchen and maybe even the basement. Maybe it feels good to get rid of clutter and make a place look sparkling new.
One thing is for sure, though. No one likes cleaning the bathroom.
This is the place where clogged drains happen. It’s where toilets must be scrubbed. It’s where calcium deposits must be practically sawed off shower heads.
In other words, it’s not fun.
Fortunately, we’ve got some things for you that will make cleaning your bathroom a whole lot easier and yes, maybe it will even be a little bit fun. After all, isn’t it fun to save time, energy and money while also keeping an impeccably clean bathroom?
We think so, and that’s why we’ve put together these great tips. Check them out!
Our Top 10 Clever Bathroom Cleaning Hacks & Tips
1. Keep a container with all of your cleaning supplies.
You don’t want to be running around the house trying to find all of the cleaning supplies that you’ll need to clean your bathroom. Instead, buy a large bucket or a tote, and put all of your supplies there.
2. Don’t forget to quickly dust before heavy cleaning.
Dusting is an often forgotten task in the bathroom, but it’s an important one. Before really scrubbing the room, dust light figures and the tops of storage units.
3. Use the toilet seat as a clamp to hold the dirty toilet bowl brush after you use it.
The toilet brush always drips everywhere when you’re done using it, and that water is full of germs. To dry your brush a better way, put it through the toilet seat so that it’s clamped down.
4. Make chrome shine with regular wax paper.
Did you know that a regular item from the kitchen can help shine your faucet chrome and other metal? Just use wax paper! Take a medium-sized sheet from your roll and rub it over faucets, water handles and shower heads for shiny chrome.
5. Take care of soap scum with a boring dryer sheet.
Again, here is a regular household item coming to the recipe. In order to remove soap scum from the rub or tile walls, try a dryer sheet. Simply rub the sheet over the soap scum and it will immediately come off!
6. Easily clean your shower head and faucet head with a bag and vinegar.
Start with a regular gallon-sized ziplock bag. Add about 2 to 3 cups of white cleaning vinegar to the bag, and wrap it around your shower head or faucet head. Tie it there with a string, rubber bands or a clamp, and leave it on overnight. You’ll have a clean shower or faucet head in the morning!
7. Lemon and baking soda work great on a sink or the tub.
When you need to give the tub a great scrub, try a half lemon with a little bit of baking soda and scrub away. Simply shake some baking soda over a damp tub and use the cut side of the lemon like a sponge or scrub brush. Rinse after scrubbing. It’s an all natural alternative to expensive and abrasive tub cleaner.
8. Shower curtain liners can be cleaned in the washing machine.
Most people think that when a shower curtain liner is old and starts to get that brown and black mildew at the bottom, it needs to be thrown away. This isn’t true! Try putting it into the washing machine, and you’ll have a brand new shower curtain liner.
9. Use regular tap water and a small amount of hydrogen peroxide for removing tough mold.
Mold and mildew are serious problems in the bathroom, but fortunately, something can be done about these issues, and both recipes are all natural.
To make a do it yourself mold remover, just add a little bit of hydrogen peroxide with an average gallon or two of warm water. This mixture has now become your mildew and mold protector. But the mixture into a spray bottle, and spray it anywhere that you see a lot of mildew or mold buildup in the bathroom.
10. Wash toothbrush holders and soap containers in your dishwasher.
Toothbrush holders and soap containers and other dishes can get extremely dirty in the bathroom with toothpaste and soap scum and dirty. To make sure that you get rid of that on a regular basis, try washing these items in the dishwasher along with your cups and plates. It’s no big deal, and it will ensure that you have lovely, safe dishes for your bathroom.
By using all or at least some of the bathroom cleaning tips provided here, you’ll not only be able to clean your bathroom up in no time, but you’ll also notice that your bathroom will look cleaner than ever before.
As a side note, don’t forget to have a routine as you clean. As a general rule, clean top to bottom. In other words, start with the ceilings, walls and mirrors and work your way down to the floors. You don’t want to get the floors spic and span first only to then do the countertops and let debris and dirt fall on your clean floors.
Also, don’t feel bad if you can’t quite implement all of these ideas. Just try the ones that catch your eye, and keep doing the one that work great for you and your family! Good luck keeping your bathroom looking great!