The bathroom is probably the dirtiest place in your home. It can also be the hardest room to clean with all that scrubbing and disinfecting. We’ve come up with some brilliant cleaning hacks that will make your bathroom sparkle.
Start with a List
Before you go and clean your bathroom, make a list of what you want to clean. This will ensure that you don’t forget something.
Shower and Bathtub Cleaning
When cleaning the bathtub or shower, spray the cleaning solution and leave it for a few minutes. The grime will come off easier that way.
Put the toilet bowl cleaner in first, then let it sit while you clean the seat and outside of the toilet. Once that is finished, use your toilet brush to scrub away the bowl.
Cleaning the Sink
When cleaning the sink, use a cleaning spray and scrub with a roughly textured sponge to get rid of any dried toothpaste or grime. Don’t forget to clean the mirror!
Cleaning the Floor
Clean the floor last. That way anything that may have come off of the toilet, sink, or shower onto the floor is cleaned up. To begin, sweep or vacuum up anything that may be on the floor. Then wash the floor with a Swiffer Wet Jet.
Deep Cleaning Tub and Shower
Mix one part Dawn soap and one part vinegar to create the best tub and shower cleaner. Use a sponge on the wet surface to wipe away all that grime.
Clean the Shower head
Don’t forget to wash the shower head. Simply wrap the shower head in a bag filled with vinegar and let it sit for a few minutes. Once you take the bag off, let the water run for two minutes and wipe it down.
Dry the Toilet Brush
Make sure you dry off your toilet brush before putting it back in the holder. This will keep bacteria and mold from growing. Simply place it under the toilet seat and let it dry.
Use a toothbrush to put a bleach and baking soda paste between the tiles and let it sit for eight hours. Rinse it off and watch all that grime fall away.
Use a Lemon to Get Rid of Water Stains
Rub a lemon on stubborn water stains to make them disappear easily.
Clean a Shower Door
Use a Magic Eraser to wash away any water stains or grime from your glass shower door.
Clean with a Dryer Sheet
Dryer sheets will remove water spots from your glass surfaces like mirrors. They also make great dusters.
2-Step Stain Remover
If you have porcelain, you know how difficult it is to remove stains. Spray bleach on the surface and let it sit for fifteen minutes, and then wipe it down. If there are still stains, use Bar-Keeper’s Friend and rub away the stain.
Use a Screwdriver
To reach those small spaces, wrap a cleaning wipe on the end of a screwdriver and use it to get in between those heard-to-reach places.
Keep Paper Towels Discreet
Paper towels aren’t the most attractive things to have on your counter. So, create a shelf that dispenses them to your guests to keep the roll out of sight.
Clean Your Toilet Brush
Don’t forget to clean the toilet brush once in a while. Use a small amount of Pine-Sol in the toilet brush holder to keep bacteria away.
Clean Faucet Handles
We never think to clean our faucet handles. The easiest way to clean them is to remove the handle from the sink and scrub or soak in vinegar.
Heavy Duty Scrubbing
Use a drill with a brush attached to the end of it to get rid of the tougher stains.
Use Alka Seltzer to Unclog Drains
Combine vinegar and Alka Seltzer and pour down a drain that is clogged. It will clear it right up.
Cooking Spray to Remove Scum
Nobody likes to look at soap scum. Surprisingly, you can use cooking spray to get rid of the scum easily. Let it sit for ten minutes, then wipe away.
Shine Faucets with Baby Oil
Give your faucets a brand new shine with baby oil. Rub the oil on them after cleaning and they will sparkle.
Wash the Mirror with Black Tea
Dip a paper towel in black tea to wash your mirror. It will get rid of any grime that may be building up.
Use Vinegar to Get Rid of Water Stains
Wash away those pesky water stains from your faucet with distilled vinegar. Wipe the faucets with a paper towel dampened with vinegar and finish off polishing with a toothbrush.
DIY Mirror Cleaner
Mix together rubbing alcohol, Dawn soap, and ammonia to create your own mirror cleaner. Keep it in a spray bottle for easy application.
Use Baking Soda, Vinegar, and Salt to Unclog a Drain
Mix together vinegar, salt, and baking soda to unclog a drain.
Remove Mildew and Mold
Spray a mixture of vinegar and baking soda on mold or mildew that is growing in your shower or tub. Wipe it clean with a paper towel or sponge.
Cleaning the Shower Track
You may never think to clean the track your shower door slides on. Use baking soda and vinegar to remove any stains that may have shown up there. Scrub it with a toothbrush.
Clean Your Shower Curtain
To clean a shower curtain, simply throw it in the washer machine with some detergent and hang it back up to dry.
Cleaning the Exhaust Fan
A lot of dust can get caught in your bathroom fan. Use a vacuum to get rid of the dust and follow with dish soap to get rid of any pieces that are caked on there.
Clean the Bathroom Walls
Use a Swiffer Sweeper and Magic Erasers to clean your bathroom walls. The Magic Eraser will get rid of any marks or stains. The Swiffer will pick up any dust.
Wash Your Bathroom Towels
To deep clean your towels, add lemon juice, vinegar, and baking soda to your laundry detergent when putting them in the washer machine.
Clean Up Pee
Get rid of that nasty pee stain around the toilet with baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar. You’ll want to scrub it with a toothbrush to make sure you get the hard-to-reach spots.
Wash the Baseboards
Wrap a t-shirt to the end of a broom to dust the baseboards without having to get on the floor. You can also do this to scrub the baseboard with a cleaning spray.
Clean Tub Jets
If you have a Jacuzzi tub, you probably never think to wash the jets. Use a mixture of baking soda, water, and vinegar and scrub the jets with a toothbrush.
Fix a Faucet that Drains Slowly
Loosen and remove the trap and tail under the sink to clean out anything that may be blocking the water from draining. Just make sure to put it back tightly so there aren’t any leaks. You can also pour baking soda and hot vinegar down the drain to clear it up.
DIY Toilet Tablets
Mix two cups of baking soda and 2/3 cups of citric acid and spray with water until the mixture sticks together. Shape them into cubes or balls using a teaspoon and letting them dry overnight. Simply throw them in the toilet to keep it clean and fresh until the next scrubbing.
Remove Toilet Rings with Lemonade
Pour in some lemonade Kool-Aid crystals in your toilet to get rid of that toilet ring. Let it sit for a little while then scrub and flush.
DIY Floor Cleaner
Mix vinegar, water, and rubbing alcohol to create a homemade floor cleaner. If you need to clean up grease, add some dish soap.