Brilliant Tricks To Make Bathroom Cleaning Easier
Andrew Axelrod 8/2/2016
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For many of us, the bathroom is the dirtiest room in the house. It's a perfect storm of germs, moisture, and shade that can quickly get out of hand. Fortunately, there's simple ways to deal with common bathroom cleaning problems.
"My Brass Fixtures Are Dull!"
Make a paste of 1 part baking soda and 1 part lemon juice. Scrub the fixtures with the paste on an old toothbrush. The baking soda and toothpaste act as an abrasive, gently removing material from the brass. Allow the paste to sit for a few minutes and then buff it with a clean cloth. You won't believe the difference.
"My Mirrors Are Covered In Gunk!"
Brew a triple strength batch of black tea. Once it's cool enough to handle, transfer it to a spray bottle. Spray the mirror with the tea and wipe it away with newspaper. It might take a few passes, but you won't believe how clean it comes out!
"My Toothbrush Holder Is Nasty!"
Throw it in the dishwasher! Seriously, it's that easy. You'd be surprised how much gunk builds up. Just run it through a cycle and it'll come out looking good as new. You can also give your soap dish the same treatment.
"My Shower Curtain Is Covered In Mildew!"
Make a bleach solution consisting of 1 gallon of warm water and 1/2 a cup of bleach. Using gloves, wipe the curtains down with a sponge. The mildew will wash right away. Finish it off with a rinse from the shower-head. Just avoid getting the solution on your clothes!
"My Curtain Liner Is Filthy!"
You might be tempted to toss that old curtain liner and buy a new one. Be kind to the environment, and your wallet, and toss it in the washing machine with 1 cup of laundry detergent and 1/2 a cup of vinegar. Set it for a warm water cycle and dry on low heat. It'll come out brand new! Hang it right away before it wrinkles.
"There's A Film On My Glass Shower Door!"
Spray the glass shower doors with vinegar. While it's sitting for a few minutes, mix an equal part of baking soda and salt. Scrub the paste all over the door and rinse well. The film will come off, no problem!
"My Toilet Is Gross, But I Hate Chemicals!"
Did you know that it's possible to get your toilet germ-free and sparkly clean without the harsh chemicals? That's right! Vinegar is an excellent alternative that can be used in the back of the toilet, on the surface areas, and even under the rim.
"There Are So Many Hard To Clean Areas!"
Old toothbrushes are the perfect tool for cleaning difficult spots in the bathroom. Use it to scrub areas like the lining of the tub, or the rim of the bathroom sink.
"My Faucet Is Covered In Mineral Deposits!"
Soak some paper towels in white vinegar and wrap them around the faucet. Let them sit overnight. The following day, remove the paper towels and scrub any remaining deposits off with an old toothbrush dipped in water and dish-washing liquid.
"My Shower Doors Have Soap Scum Buildup!"
Prevent soap scum on shower doors by creating a preventative, protective layer. Apply some lemon oil furniture polish and allow it to sit for three minutes. Wipe the excess away with a cloth. You'll be left with a protective layer that discourages soap scum from forming.
"My Grout Has Mildew!"
Vinegar to the rescue, yet again! Use an old toothbrush dipped in vinegar to scrub the mildew away. Alternatively, you can mix equal parts water and bleach and spray it on the grout. Let it sit for five minutes and then while it away with a clean cloth.
Check out even more bathroom cleaning tips in this video.
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Stop wasting money and cleaning the bathroom the hard way. Which of these tips are you going to be using? Let us know in the comments!