Among the parts of our home, the bathroom is usually at the top of our list of areas that need frequent cleaning.
While it’s certainly not the most thrilling thing to do, knowing one or two cleaning hacks can help you speed up the process and even enjoy it.
And if you’re not familiar with any hacks, we’ve rounded up five you can try right now!
Prep your cleaning supplies!
But, hold on for a second. Before you tackle your cleaning session head-on, you’ll need to stock up on a couple of items. This is so you can conduct your cleaning without stopping because you realized you’re missing something.
As regards cleaning tools, here are some you may need:
- Different types of brushes for the toilet bowl, grout, bathtub, etc.
- Rubber gloves
- Spray bottles
- Microfiber cloths
- Face masks
Of course, you’ll need some cleaning products such as detergent, bleach, and so on. However, you can also make your own cleaners using household ingredients such as baking soda, vinegar or lemon, castile soap, salt, among others.
To help you clean more efficiently, remove unnecessary items in your bathroom—shampoo bottles, body washes, towels, plants, trash bins, etc.
We suggest also opening your bathroom’s windows while you clean.
Now, onward to our shower cleaning hacks!
Bring out your shower door’s shine
Who wouldn’t want a shining, shimmering shower door, right? Because a blurry and streaky one will definitely not look inviting.
Hence, for a gleaming shower door, get ready your vinegar, dish soap, spray bottle, and microfiber cloth.
According to Better Homes and Gardens, this is what you’ll do:
- Prepare your shower door cleaning solution by heating one part distilled white vinegar. Mix this with an equal part of dish detergent, and put it in a spray bottle.
- Next, spray this on your shower door, front and back. Let it stand for about half an hour or more.
- Rinse your shower door with water. You can also use a sponge for this.
- Dry it with your microfiber cloth.
Banish mould and mildew with household ingredients
It’s highly likely you’ve got these three things in your house: hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and vinegar. Even if you’ve only got one of these ingredients, you can use that to eliminate mould and mildew, which may be lurking in your bathroom.
HomeServe teaches that for distilled white vinegar, you just spray it and let it stand for one hour before scrubbing it off. Afterwards, wipe with a damp cloth.
The process is the same if you’re using hydrogen peroxide (3% concentration). Except, you’ll only need to leave the solution for 10 minutes instead of one whole hour.
Lastly, if you’re using baking soda, you’ll need to put one-fourth tablespoon baking soda in a spray bottle, and add some water. Spray this solution on the mould and then scrub with a brush.
You will then wipe with a damp cloth and spray once more. Leave it to dry.
Unclog your shower head with vinegar
Your shower head can be clogged by the buildup of limescale. Signs of buildup include weak water flow and water going off in different directions.
To clean a fixed shower head, you’ll need vinegar, a rubber band, a plastic bag, and a toothbrush, according to HomeServe. Here are the steps you need to follow:
- Submerge your shower head in vinegar by putting vinegar in a plastic bag and tying it to the shower head with a rubber band.
- Let your shower head immerse the vinegar overnight. For gold, brass, or nickel-coated shower heads, do this for just 30 minutes.
- After 24 hours or 30 minutes, take out the plastic bag with vinegar and turn on your shower and run hot water for a minute. This is to eliminate any deposits still sitting inside.
- If you still see buildup, use a toothbrush to scrub the showerhead. Afterwards, let hot water come out once again.
- Do the same process if there is still any buildup. Then, use a cloth to polish the shower head.
Let faucets shine with lemon
It’s only natural that over time, your faucets will turn dull and grimy if you don’t give them a clean. If you used vinegar for showerheads, you can use another acid source for your faucets: lemon!
Real Homes suggests rubbing them with half a lemon, after which you can now rinse and polish. On the other hand, if you prefer using a toothbrush, put baking soda on the bristles and then scrub.
Wait for 10 minutes before you rinse and polish.
Use shaving foam to clean mirrors
Here’s another hack from Real Homes: you can actually use shaving foam to clean your bathroom mirror. Amazing, right?
Just go ahead and spray shaving foam on your mirror and then wipe it off. Not only will it clean your mirror, but it will also prevent it from fogging up from the steam in your bathroom.
We hoped you liked this list of shower cleaning hacks we gathered for you! And since we’re on the subject of cleaning, you may want to check out our other articles on the matter!