The bathroom is one of the dirtiest places in the home. Properly cleaning it is essential for a healthy home. Unfortunately, it can be difficult and time-consuming to keep it clean. Whether your toothpaste exploded all over your mirror or you can’t get that stubborn stain out of the toilet, try these six bathroom hacks to get your bathroom clean fast.
1. Use Tea to Clean the Glass Mirror
Make a strong batch of black tea by steeping three black tea bags in eight ounces of boiling water. After the tea is done, use a funnel to pour it into a spray bottle. Apply a thin coat of black tea to the mirror and use a crumpled newspaper to wipe it down. Repeat the process one to two times as necessary for a clean, shiny, streak-free mirror.
2. Vinegar and Dawn for the Shower
Soap scum can be incredibly hard to remove from the shower walls and floor. To make the chore easier, fill a dish wand with a mixture of 50 percent vinegar and 50 percent Dawn dish detergent. Use the scrubber at the end of the wand to completely clean the shower. Rinse well with water after cleaning to remove the excess soap.
3. Lemons for Hard Water Stains
Water stains and spots on the sink and shower faucet can look unsightly. To easily remove them, simply cut one lemon in half. Hold the outside of the lemon and scrub the faucets thoroughly. The acid in the lemon juice will remove the stains while protecting your hands from harsh chemicals. Rinse with water and dry for a shiny, clean look. Stains that built up over time may require additional treatment. To remove the build up, wrap a small washcloth around the faucet or shower head. Pour white vinegar all over the washcloth. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Remove the washcloth and use an old toothbrush to scrub the area clean. Rinse the fixture and thoroughly dry when done.
4. Clean Toothbrush and Soap Holders with the Dishes
The toothbrush holder and soap holder in your bathroom are often areas that are neglected. Unfortunately, these areas also house a lot of harmful germs and bacteria. To easily clean and sanitize, put them into the dishwasher with your other dishes. The dishwasher will remove the grime and sanitize the holders with the high water temperature.
5. Keep Your Toilet Clean with Vinegar
Vinegar is a natural way to kill germs, bacteria, mold and lime deposits from your toilet. Remove the top of the toilet tank and pour one-half of a gallon of white vinegar into the water. This will help keep your tank clean and prevent future stains. Fill a spray bottle with the rest of the vinegar. Thoroughly clean the top and bottom of the rim with the vinegar spray and a cloth. Next, spray a handful of toilet paper with the vinegar until thoroughly soaked. Bunch the toilet paper under the inside rim of the toilet. Allow it to sit for five to seven minutes. Next, spray the bowl with vinegar and clean with a toilet brush. Remove the toilet paper and scrub the inside rim with an old toothbrush. Flush and wipe the outside of the toilet dry.
6. Remove the Germs from Your Toilet Brush
The toilet brush, which typically sits next to the toilet, is a major source of germs, bacteria and gross smells. Keep it clean by pouring an all-purpose cleaner into the bottom of the holder of the toilet brush. Insert the brush and keep it continually topped off to prevent it from becoming dirty.
The next time it’s your turn to clean the bathroom, try these simple tricks to get your bathroom the cleanest it’s ever been. You may find that you even enjoy cleaning the bathroom with these simple tips.