Best Tips To Clean Your Bathroom In Proper Ways
|Give your bathroom a speedy shine|
We'll be recommending some great ways to quickly spruce your space naturally. Let's give your bathroom a speedy shine!
1. Apply cleaner to shower and bathtub
Use all-purpose bathroom cleaner to remove light soil and film. For more hardened deposits, abrasive or soft-scrub cleaners may be used, as they will be easy to rinse from ceramic (vitreous china) surfaces. Cleaners formulated with bleach will remove toothpaste dribbles and sanitize surfaces, too. Keep bathroom cleaning green by using homemade cleaners. They'll make your bathroom sparkle and shine without harsh chemicals — or a harsh price tag.
2. Clean and de-mist mirrors with shaving foam
Yup, you heard us. Using shaving foam to clean your mirrors will stop them fogging up when the bathroom becomes steamy. Simply spray it on, use kitchen roll to polish it off and you'll have a gleaming, steam-free mirror for around two to three weeks (or until it gets splashed again).
3. Give your shower a speedy shine with vinegar
The key to sparkling shower tiles is already in your pantry: white vinegar.
Cloudy glass shower doors may be cleaned with full-strength white vinegar or a commercial lime and scale remover. Use good ventilation and protect skin and clothing when using these products.
Simply mix one part of white vinegar with half a part of rubbing alcohol (you need to look for a 70 per cent concentration) and two parts of water in a spray bottle – and you've got the perfect bathroom window, shower screen and mirror cleaner in one.
When it comes to how to clean windows, for best effect with vinegar, use it only on cool days when no direct sunlight is hitting the glass, and use a microfibre cloth to buff; that way, you'll get a streak-free finish. We'd recommending doing this well in advance of having that luxury spa bath since no one likes to chill out with the scent of vinegar in the air – open windows too, to help the smell evaporate faster.
4. Get rid of mold stains with baking soda
For those stubborn mold and mildew stains that your dish brush and bleach solution won't touch, try applying a paste of baking soda and water. "Cover the stain with the paste and allow it to stay on the stain for three to four hours," following up with a thorough rinse, suggests Roberson.
5. Use dryer sheets to nix soap scum
Can't seem to get rid of that soap scum on your shower or tub? Instead of a sponge, reach for a dryer sheet.
"Add a few drops of water to a dryer sheet and gently rub the area. Rinse the residue off and the majority of the scum should be gone," suggests James Conner, VP of operations at Molly Maid.
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If you scrub inside your toilet regularly, the all-purpose cleaner should get the job done. Spray or sprinkle a toilet-specific cleaner if buildup exists, then scrub with a toilet brush before flushing. Spray the outside of the toilet with the all-purpose cleaner, then wipe with a clean cloth.
Take your time. Place granulated or liquid toilet bowl cleaner into the bowl, and let the cleaner go to work. Standing time is necessary to dissolve deposits and kill germs, so don't cut the time short.
Brush up. A good bowl brush is a must. If yours is flattened or mashed, replace it; you need those bristles bristling to do a good job. Curved bowl brushes reach up and under the toilet rim to scour away hidden deposits.
Scrub up. If the toilet develops a stubborn ring that regular cleaning won't cure, bring on the pumice stone! This natural stone is porous and crumbles. Rub the stone directly on the ring to remove the deposit.
Disinfect. Use a disinfecting spray cleaner or all-purpose bathroom cleaner to spray toilet rims, seat and lid, tank and bowl exterior. Be sure to check the label for the recommended standing time; antibacterial cleaning products require a certain amount of wet exposure to kill germs. Wipe clean and dry with fresh cleaning cloths.
Drips and dribbles. These are a predictable hazard in a home containing boys — of any age — and can cause odor problems and floor damage if urine is allowed to stand at the base of the toilet. Use disinfecting cleaner and the cleaning toothbrush to rout out stray dribbles — or assign the job to the manly offenders.
7. Use dental floss to clean the small parts of your sink
Some parts of your sink are simply too small for the average cleaning tool to reach. Dental floss is a great way to remove buildup in the nooks and crannies of the faucet and handles.
8. Give the toilet a deep-clean with the help of a screwdriver
Your toilet is easily one of the dirtiest things in the house—but unfortunately, it's also one of the most difficult to clean. The next time you clean, you'll be able to get those hard-to-reach spots under the tank and around the screws, all with the little help of your toolbox. Just remove the seat and lid on your toilet, then use a screwdriver with the end covered in a disinfectant wipe to reach those difficult nooks and crannies.
9. Make the sink like new
From toothpaste dribbles to overspray from hair products, the lowly sink endures a daily barrage of dirt and grime. Keep it sparkling back at you with regular cleaning.
Right for the job. Use all-purpose bathroom cleaner to remove light soil and film. For more hardened deposits, abrasive or soft-scrub cleaners may be used, as they will be easy to rinse from ceramic (vitreous china) surfaces. Cleaners formulated with bleach will remove toothpaste dribbles and sanitize surfaces, too. Keep bathroom cleaning green by using homemade cleaners. They'll make your bathroom sparkle and shine without harsh chemicals — or a harsh price tag.
10. Mop the floor
Submerge your mop into the bucket of cleaning solution, squeeze out excess water, then clean the bathroom floor. Once dry, replace the trashcan and your freshly laundered rugs.
The above can help you clean your bathroom fast and efficiently, as can keeping it tidy between cleanings. Follow these tips to do the latter:
• Keep a hand-held vacuum in the bathroom for daily pickup of hair and other debris on the floor.
• Install a hair-catcher in your drain to avoid buildup. When water doesn’t drain as it should, it leaves behind an ugly ring around the shower or bathtub.
• Squeegee shower walls after use to keep water marks at bay.
• Keep smaller items in bins and baskets to avoid clutter creep.
11. Dust and sweep
To get rid of dust, grab your duster with a long handle to remove any cobwebs in corners, on light fixtures or in vents. If you still can’t reach the cobwebs, pull in a stepladder to get up high. Once done, sweep or vacuum the floors to pick up hair and other debris that may have accumulated on the floors.
12. Squeegee your bathroom window
Finding that your usual glass cleaner isn't cutting it when it comes to getting your bathroom window clean? Using a squeegee instead can help keep those panes clear and free of water spots.
“Use snake-like sweeping motions," suggests David Flax, VP of Operations at Window Genie, who notes that pulling the squeegee in straight motions vertically or horizontally can cause streaking.
13. Make the shower screen gleam with tea or oil
You want your bathroom mirror to be spotless so that you know what you actually look like before leaving the house—but all too often, it's fogged up with water stains, dust, and other debris. The solution? Of course you can use Windolene to get a great shine on your shower screen, but if you love a natural alternative, simply dip a lint-free cloth into some black tea, rub on the door and use a clean cloth to dry and buff. Or, you can spray on some cooking oil, allow it to sit for 10 minutes and rinse with soapy water before buffing to a shine. Both are great at cutting through grime and limescale build-up.
Next tip, buy a squeegee. Use it on the screen after every single shower – it takes about 10 seconds but it'll mean that grime and limescale never gets the chance to build up in the first place. Hurrah!
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