No one wants to clean the bathroom, but we all enjoy and appreciate it when the bathroom is clean. It may be surprising, but there are many ways you can cut the time you spend cleaning and have a cleaner bathroom. You don't have to rush out and buy fancy products or commercial cleaners.
All you need are these 6 simple cleaning tips to keep your bathroom cleaner without the use of harsh chemicals. In no time at all and at very little added cost, your bathroom will be fresh and sparkling.
1. Cleaning the cistern
How often do you open the lid of the cistern of your toilet and look inside?
If you look at the bottom it’s a breeding ground for hard water stains, mould, mildew and bacteria. So whenever you start your toilet cleaning endeavours, start with the toilet cistern to help keep your toilet cistern cleaner between uses. Pour 1 cup of vinegar into the cistern. Allow to sit while you clean. Then flush 2-3 times to rinse out the cistern.
2. Make this natural toilet cleaner
In a glass bowl, mix together ½ cup Baking Soda, 10-15 drops of lemon essential oil and 1 cup of vinegar. Vinegar reacts with the baking soda for a great foaming action in your pan. Pour the mixture into your toilet pan and give the bowl a good scrub with your toilet brush. You’ll love the smell of lemon while doing the dirty job which makes cleaning toilets much more bearable.
3. Use vinegar to remove hard water and scale stains
Hard water leaves a visible build up around the handles of your bathroom taps that is almost impossible to remove. Something as simple as using pure vinegar would remove the unsightly build-up from your bathroom taps. Simply soak paper towels in vinegar and wrap them around the problem areas for 10 minutes before rinsing with water.
4. Vacuum the extractor fan
Unless you look up, you probably don't remember to clean your bathroom exhaust fan very often. Dust can build up and prevent it from working well. All you need to do is give it a quick clean with the vacuum cleaner. If it's been a while between cleanings, you may need to give the cover a quick scrub under running water to get it looking like new again.
5. Whiten your grout
You don't need bleach or other harsh chemicals to return your grout to a sparkling white. All you need to clean grout is baking soda, vinegar and a small scrub brush or toothbrush. The cleaners are safe enough, you can even recruit your children to help.
6. Clean the bath with no scrubbing
Getting down on your hands and knees to scrub the bath is a huge task. Soap scum, hard water deposits, rust stains are not easy to deal with you no longer have to scrub. Simply use a combination of cleaning vinegar and Dawn dish soap to clean your tub without scrubbing. Heat the vinegar in the microwave for 1 minute. Pour both ingredients into a plastic spray bottle and spray evenly over the tub. In 30 minutes to 1 hour, come back and use a cleaning rag to wipe away all the grime and you’ll be amazed with the results.