Bathroom cleaning is one of those things that you want to finish up as quickly as possible and simply get off your mind. On theory, it should take no more than an hour to tackle everything. In reality, you end up scrubbing the tiles and tub the whole afternoon in an attempt to clean the persistent spots, mould stains and lime scale. Luckily you can get your bathroom gleaming double quick with these clever cleaning hacks and tricks.
1. Magic erasers will save you a lot of scrubbing time
You can use magic erasers to remove toilet bowl stains. Cut off a bit of the pad and let it sit overnight. The next day you simply need to take it out and you are done. Pretty easy! Also, these foam like pads work miracles on grout and tiles.
2. Replace your traditional soap bars
If you are tired of cleaning soap scum from your bathroom sink and clogged drains, you can consider switching to glycerine bar soap or liquid soap. The scum contains not only soap, but also minerals and dirt that can build up and clog your shower. You can also use a squeegee to scrub the scum on the tiled walls and glass door after showering, which will save you a lot of cleaning time later.
3. Soak your shower head
Pour one cup vinegar and one cup water into a plastic bag and secure it over the shower head with a twist-tie or rubber band. The shower head should be soaked into the liquid. Let it sit overnight and then rinse with warm water. This simple hack will make a huge difference to the bathroom cleaning.
4. Clean/ De-fog your bathroom mirror
To polish your bathroom mirror, rub shaving cream onto it with a paper towel and then wipe off the cream with a wet towel. Your mirror will smell nice and will stay fog-free for a week.
5. Put your shower curtain in the washing machine
Instead of wiping the mildew from the shower curtain, simply put it into the washing machine. You can add your regular detergent or half a cup of baking soda. Wash it together with a couple of towels that will rub the liner.
6. Attack the mouldy tiles with vinegar
Mix equal parts of vinegar or bleach and water in a spray bottle and apply over the stained area. Let it dry and then rinse. For tough spots, use a paste of baking soda and water and rub with a toothbrush.
7. Unclog the drains with Alka Seltzer
Drop a tablet or two down the drain and then add a cup of vinegar. Wait a couple of minutes and pour hot water down the drain.
8. Remove the hard water stains with vinegar
Pour a cup of distilled white vinegar oven the stained area; let it sit overnight and rinse. Do this once a month. Vinegar works great as a sanitizer and can easily dissolve persistent stains.
9. Polish the sink with baking soda
Forget about the harsh cleaners. Make your own low-cost and toxic-free abrasive by mixing baking soda with a little water to create a paste. For tough spots, sprinkle a bit of baking soda and then rub with half a sliced lemon.
10. Speed clean your bathroom with a dish wand
The dish wand is a handy tool in the kitchen, but it turns out that it can be quite useful in the bathroom as well. Dip the soap wand into your go-to bathroom cleaner and quickly scrub the area, when needed.
There is no reason to dread the bathroom cleaning anymore. With these simple tricks, you will be done with the tedious tasks in no time.