Here are 21 bathroom cleaning tips and ideas that will make your life easier.
As a little girl, when I visited my grandmother in the country, there were so many things she would teach me. One of these was the secret to why her bathroom was always clean and smelling wonderful.
She didn’t have any fancy cleaning agents in her cupboards. The secret was Dawn dish soap. She would use this to wash her shower, sink, and toilet. The fragrance it left was amazing.
FUGAL SHOWER GRIME REMOVER
You may be on a low budget, or you simply just don’t want to add those fancy cleaners to your shopping list anymore. Maybe you are trying to find new ways to live a simple life.
Whatever it is you will love this. All you need to scrub your shower, is a stiff bristle brush, powdered laundry detergent. Wet the brush and sprinkle the soap onto it. Use it to scrub your shower. Rinse and dry with a clean towel.
REMOVE WATER STAINS
You can easily remove hard water stains from your bathroom faucets using just a lemon. The acid in the lemon will quickly breakdown the stains.
All you need to do is to give it a scrub. You won’t need to wear gloves for this, the lemon is safe for your hands. Rinse your faucets and dry.
HOT WATER GLASS CLEANER
If you are out of glass cleaner, that’s ok. When you get to the mirror. Run the tap on hot water. Make a little splash on the mirror and wipe with a sheet of dry paper towel. Cleaning your bathroom mirror just got simple.
TEABAG TOILET CLEANER
A smelly toilet is really hard to deal with. Removing the stench that’s coming from it can be another task. Here is a very unusual way of cleaning your toilet.
Place a few tea bags in the bowl. Let it sit for a few minutes. Wash with a toilet brush and flush. YOU WILL BE SPEECHLESS.
TOILET BOWL SODA CLEANER
This might sound a little cliche, but it actually works. We all know by now about using baking soda to clean your toilet. Did you know that coca-cola can be used to clean your toilet bowl?
This is just awesome. Simply pour into your bowl, and wash with a toilet brush. Flush and see the remarkable look and your bowl will smell good too.
SHOWERHEAD GUNK CLEANER
Showerheads are often overlooked when cleaning. Because of this negligence, residues and gunk build themselves inside. This way its almost impossible to see them and even harder to get them out.
You can tackle them by making a solution of 1 cup vinegar and 2 tbsp baking soda. Combine these two ingredients in a plastic bag. Place the bag over your showerhead using a cord to tie it on. Let it soak for 1/2 hour. Remove and run the shower on warm water for 2 minutes.
REMOVE WET RUGS
If you are trying to have an odor-free bathroom, you will have to remove wet rugs. Wet rug carries a nasty odor and so will your bathroom if you let them stat there. Try replacing your rugs with fresh ones once weekly. This will make a big difference.
BAKING SODA WILL DO IT
Tired and just need a fast way to clean your toilet, which may really need it. Before getting into bed pour baking soda into your toilet bowl.
Let it sit overnight. The next morning, use a toilet brush to clean. All stains, grime and that bad smell will be gone.
Tide Bowl Cleaner
Use Tide laundry detergent as a bathroom cleaner too. You can use it to sanitize the bowl or for washing the face basin or shower.
USED TOWEL ODOR
Have you ever took the time to smell your used towel? We often leave these in the bathroom. They just innocently hang there. Did you know, that gunky odor you smell when you enter your bathroom is coming from the damp used towels hanging there.
If you use clean towels everyday then one of your odor issues will be gone. Using fresh towels is also good for your hygiene.
Very vintage, proven, and very low cost. Actually just using bleach to clean your bathroom is all you will need. Simply spray diluted bleach in your shower to deodorize and remove grime, spray in your toilet bowl to do the same.
You won’t even have to do much scrubbing or washing as the acid in the bleach breaks down tough residues to make it easy for you.
You can remove bacteria from your toothbrush using hydrogen peroxide. Pour a small amount of hydrogen peroxide in a container. Then, place the head of your toothbrush into it. Let it sit for 15 minutes.Rinse and continue using.
To maintain a great smelling bathroom you may want to try something permanent. Try using plugins. They smell great and have a long-lasting fragrance, and is guaranteed to last for weeks.
DIY DOWNY BATHROOM CLEANER
Don’t we all just love the scent of Downy fabric softener? Just imagine this scent in your bathroom. After cleaning your bathroom do this.
Wipe all the surfaces in your bathroom with Downy fabric softener including the shower. Your bathroom will smell so fresh you won’t want to get out.
We tend to focus on getting the shower, toilet bowl and the sink clean. Have you ever really clean the rim of your toilet.
Mishaps do happen and they all fall on the rim. This can carry a nasty odor. Ensure to clean bottom up the next time you clean your toilet.
ESSENTIAL OIL DROPS
These scented oils are very strong. They will brighten the filthiest room with their amazing fragrance. To let them do their magic, Sprinkle a few drops in the corners of your bathroom.
To add to that, sprinkle in the sink and shower. Your bathroom will be smelling fantastic.
CLEAN AS YOU GO
Doing this will save you the hassle of finding time to clean your bathroom. Here are a few time-saving tricks that are sure to make your life easier.
Wipe when you spill, replace when you remove, place dirty garments where they belong, clean after you use. Practice these every day.
MURPHY’S FAUCET CLEANER
Murphy’s oil soap is perfect when cleaning your bathroom faucets. A simple wipe will remove marks from toothpaste, grease, and watermarks. Your faucets will be looking shiny and new.
REMOVE URINE STAINS
If you notice a yellow circle in your toilet bowl, they are called urine stains. Remove these by pouring hydrogen peroxide in your toilet bowl. Let it sit for 1 hour. Wash with Dawn dish soap and flush.
Use lemon to clean and scour bathroom.
Hot water for cleaning glass.
Teabag for cleaning the toilet.
Baking soda for cleaning the toilet bowl.
Vinegar and baking soda clean gunky showerhead.
Spritz shower with diluted bleach.
Wipe surfaces with Downy fabric softener.
Use Murphy's Oil Soap as a faucet cleaner.
Remove urine stains with Hydrogen Peroxide.
Use plugin air fresheners in the bathroom.