Cleaning the bathroom isn’t the most glamorous way to spend your time, to be sure. Nonetheless, it’s a necessary task, and we’ll confess that the gleam of limescale-free taps and a spotless shower screen can be rather rewarding.
Follow these 14 cleaning methods to make your bathroom sparkling with the least amount of work. Everything will seem much lighter once your bathroom is shining – believe us on this.
Be a step ahead of the game
Squirt toilet cleaner around the rim of the toilet and let it work its magic while you take care of the rest of your responsibilities. Return with a stiff-bristled toilet brush and scour the bowl thoroughly before flushing. Pour a cup of bicarbonate of soda down the bowl once a week to neutralize odors, or install an in-cistern cleaner to sanitize it after each use. Before drying, wipe the handle with disinfectant and let it work for five minutes.
Calm down if you’re using bleach!
Most bathroom cleaning checklists include bleach, unless you’re going completely green. You might be making the typical error of using it with warm water, whether you use it diluted to swirl about the sink or a stronger bleach solution to whiten grout. Use only cold water instead.
It’s all uphill from here
Your bathroom fan can accumulate a fuzzy layer of ugly dust over time. Remove the fluff from the filter using a vacuum or a brush, then clean the rest with soap and water with a moist towel. Make sure you don’t get any of the internal fittings wet. Soak the grill in soapy water if it’s detachable for a more thorough clean. Rinse, dry, and you’re done!
Avoid stinky bins
Use bicarbonate of soda to freshen the inside of your empty bin, then spray with disinfectant and wipe dry. If the bin’s inside requires more than a cursory clean, wash it down in the shower after emptying to remove product residues and grime.
In minutes, brighten your bath
Rinse the bath immediately after soaking, since leftover bubble bath/oils might be difficult to remove once dry. Spray liberally with bathroom cleaning to remove tidemarks and built-up filth, then walk away. Allow at least 15 minutes for the cleaning ingredient to work before wiping and rinsing. Fill your tub with warm water, a couple of scoops of biological washing powder, and let it overnight if it’s really filthy. Before bathing, thoroughly rinse.
Fantastic floors and tiles in no time
Every other day, give the room a quick once-over with a hand-held vac to keep dust at bay. Alternatively, dust bunnies may be easily removed using an antibacterial wipe, but do not flush old wipes down the toilet. To avoid leaving a residue that will dull the floor and attract subsequent filth, choose for spray, liquid cleansers (or an e-cloth mop).
Avoid mishaps caused by plugholes
Pour a cup of soda crystals down the plughole, followed by hot water, to keep drains clear. This will also assist to remove oil, soap scum, and odors. To avoid skin discomfort, remember to use rubber gloves! To dissolve any debris, squirt vinegar and bicarbonate down the clog; in the meantime, lemon juice can help eliminate unpleasant odors. Use a lot of hot water to finish the work.
With a soft cloth and a little rubbing alcohol, wipe away splatters of sun cream, toothpaste, moisturizer, and other products from your mirror. Then, using a fine microfibre cloth and glass cleaner or simple water, work from edge to edge and then top to bottom. Make sure you’re not moving in a circular manner. Leftover streaks can be rubbed away with a paper towel and a little white vinegar for an additional sheen.
Steamy mirrors must be avoided
Your morning ritual will be slowed by a steamed-up mirror, which will leave wet stains on the glass. After giving your mirror a thorough polish (see previous tip), use a drop of neat washing up liquid to keep it from heating up. Simply rub the liquid into the glass with kitchen paper, and your mirror will be steam-free for about a week!
Remove the clogs from the showerhead
Fill a plastic bag halfway with distilled vinegar and half with water, then secure it over your showerhead with an elastic band. Ascertain that the holes are submerged in the liquid. Remove the bag after an hour and run the shower on high to flush the showerhead. Finally, use a needle to clear any remaining clogged spray holes. In no time, your shower pressure will be perfect!
How to make the shower gleam in a hurry
Using an old spray bottle, spritz the shower walls with a combination of water and vinegar. Wipe clean the tiles and shower door with a squeegee next. Use a sponge and a vinegary or off-the-shelf solution to clean glass screens, giving special attention to hinged regions. If you have a shower curtain instead of a screen, make it a practice to spread it out to assist it dry.
The importance of ventilation cannot be overstated
When you shower, turn on the extractor fan or open the bathroom window to avoid the growth of ugly mould. Do you need to get rid of mold that has already grown on your property? If you can’t machine-wash mold-stained shower curtains, soak them in a weak bleach solution to remove them. Scrub discolored grout using an old toothbrush soaked in a bleach-to-four-parts-water solution.
Conduct spot checks on a regular basis
Keep a microfibre cloth in your bathroom at all times to swiftly wipe away toothpaste splatters, watermarks, and other stains before they dry and become more difficult to remove. The e-cloth collection is one of our favorites. No chemicals are necessary; all you have to do is add water.
Finally, but certainly not least, toilet cleaning
We’ve completed the circle. Fill the toilet brush container with hot, soapy water and a few drops of bleach now that your toilet has been remodeled. Fill the toilet with water and swish it around. Return the brush to the container after flushing it with clean water and disinfecting both the caddy and the brush.