If there’s one room in the house that you’re going to want to keep looking super shiny, it’s the washroom. Seeing as this is the place where so much personal hygiene is taken care of, most people would prefer to keep it looking, smelling, and feeling pleasant.
Since so much goes on in the washroom and in some houses multiple people are using the same one, they can get pretty dirty pretty fast. From clogged toilets to hair in the drain, it can definitely be a hassle trying to decide whose turn it is to clean up.
Cleaning doesn’t have to be all chemicals and scrubbing though. There are actually several different cleaning hacks that use natural products, take less time, and will save you a dime!
Here are 8 awesome cleaning hacks for your bathroom that you’re going to want to try. From streak-free mirrors to getting rid of rust stairs, there’s bound to be a trick in here that you’ll want to try.
1. Streak-Free Mirror: You’re probably familiar with commercial window and mirror cleaners such as Windex, but did you know that you can actually achieve a streak-free shine without spending as much or using as many chemicals?
Try making this non-toxic cleaner instead by using hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Mix it together in a spray bottle and spritz on the mirror. To avoid dust or streak stains, wipe off using a newspaper. You can also use shaving cream! It will make the mirrors shiny and prevent them from fogging up during a shower.
2. Bathtub: Is your tub starting to look a little grimy and stained? Rather than dumping in harmful chemicals where you’ll eventually be standing and bathing in, try using this natural tub cleaning recipe.
Mix together ½ cup of white vinegar, 1 cup of rubbing alcohol, ¼ cup or water and then dilute it with four quarts of warm water. You can add essential oils to the mixture for fragrance if desired and then spray the mixture evenly over the tub before allowing it to sit for 15 minutes. Give it a rinse and your tub will look brand new.
3. Toilet: Let’s be real, no one enjoys cleaning out a toilet. Most people probably dump a large quantity of a commercial toilet cleaner into their bowls, essentially flushing away their money. Did you know that there’s actually a cheaper alternative that is probably already hanging out in your bathroom?
Mouthwash can actually be used to clean toilets! And without those awful fumes that can leave you feeling light-headed. Listerine was once marketed as a floor cleaner and a cure for gonorrhea, so all you need to do is dilute some mouthwash with water and spray it onto the toilet before waiting 30 minutes. Then give it a good scrub and a rinse.
4. Floor Tiles: If your bathroom has tiles, you probably know how easy it is for things to fall and stain them such as hair dye or makeup. There will come a moment where a simple scrub won’t cut it. Rather than wasting time with expensive floor cleaners, all you really need is a little bit of bleach and some cotton balls.
Soak the cotton balls in oxygen bleach and allow them to sit where any grim might be. This will help to keep your tiling clean and shiny. Mouthwash can also be used for this trick!
5. Rust: Are you starting to notice some rust build up in your bathroom? Well, removing it might be easier than you thought with this little trick. All you’re going to need is some coarse salt and lemon juice.
Pour the salt over the rusted spot and then rub it in with some lemon juice. The acids in the lemon will react with the rust causing it to dissolve and the salt works to absorb the stains. Leave this to sit overnight before washing it off in the morning.
6. Dusty Ceiling: Do you have a lot of cobwebs or dust hanging out on the ceiling of your washroom? These hard-to-reach spaces can often get neglected, but they don’t have to be!
Simply mix together equal parts vinegar and warm water and use a mop to clean your ceiling. To protect your eyes from falling particles you might want to wear a pair of goggles for this one. Do this step before mopping the floors in case anything falls.
7. Shower Curtains: Are your shower curtains getting a little water stained or moldy? Cleaning them can actually be a lot easier than it seems! Instead of replacing your shower curtains every few months, try cleaning and reusing them with this hack.
Mix 500 ml of all-purpose bleach with two tablespoons of dish-washing detergent. Spritz the mixture all over the shower curtains and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Give them a good rinse and they’ll be good as new!
8. Vinegar: When in doubt, just grab the vinegar. Vinegar can be used to naturally clean practically any surface in your washroom or house. If you don’t feel like combing any of the above recipes, vinegar is the way to go.
Make a vinegar spray bottle that can be used for all purposes. Just combine half white or cleaning vinegar and half warm water. This solution can be used to mop floors, clean surfaces, and much more.