I hate cleaning the bathroom. I seriously doubt this is the highlight of anyone’s day. Somehow, our bathroom became the one used by the entire family, even though it’s not the only one in the house. We do have the bigger tub, so I get why the kids bathe in there, but I’m not sure why our toilet is more enticing or our sinks beg for teeth to be brushed over. Regardless, the bathroom needs to be cleaned, so clean it I must. Luckily, I discovered some great cleaning hacks that make it an easier and quicker chore. Which means that after the kids go to bed, I may just be able to relax with a nice soak in the tub instead of scrubbing it. Here are five bathroom cleaning hacks that should definitely try!
Bathroom Cleaning Hacks
1. How to Clean a Showerhead
I have this showerhead that became so clogged with hard water that when I turned it on the water would shoot out in these tiny streams and it would feel like pins were jabbing into my skin. It hurt. And no one wants to hurt while taking a shower. My other showerhead was so clogged that it let out measly flow and felt like a trickle of rain (which is nice and all, but not when I’m trying to wash my hair). I decided it was time to clean these bad boys. So clean them I did. To clean a showerhead, pour distilled white vinegar into a plastic bag big enough to fit over your showerhead. Put the plastic bag (with vinegar in it) over your showerhead and secure it with a rubber band. Allow it to soak for 1 hour. Remove the bag of vinegar and wipe the shower head with a paper towel or cloth. Voila. No more painful showers.
2. How to Clean Shower Doors
The easiest way to clean shower doors is to use a squeegee after each shower. However, I’ve been known to forget to use it, which means my shower door becomes covered in soap scum, which then makes me want to kick myself. To remove soap scum from your shower door mix baking soda and water to create a paste. Rub the paste on to the shower door with your hand or non-abrasive sponge. Rinse with vinegar and see through your shower door once more.
3. How to Clean Grout
When the grout in your bathroom starts looking a little dingy it’s time for some deep cleaning. To clean grout, make a paste out of baking soda and water, then line the grout lines with the paste. Spray a little vinegar over the paste and allow to sit for a minute. Grab an old toothbrush and scrub, scrub, scrub! Before you know it, your grout will be looking like new again!
4. How to Clean a Bathtub
Many cleaning products give me a headache. The smell is so overpowering that I will almost instantly succumb to a horrible headache upon opening a bottle of cleaner. Unfortunately, there’s still cleaning that must be done. And the bathtub is no exception. Enter an orange or grapefruit and salt. All of which either smell fresh and delicious or have no smell at all. To clean a bathtub, cut an orange or grapefruit in half, sprinkle with coarse salt, and scrub away. Not only will your bathtub look sparkling clean, but it will smell lovely as well. No headaches involved!
5. How to Clean a Toilet
Toilets can be nasty places and always need cleaning. Luckily, there’s an easy way to keep them sparkling. Pour ¼ cup of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar in the toilet. Let sit at least 15 minutes, then scrub and flush. You’re left with a nice, clean toilet.
Do you have any bathroom cleaning hacks that make your life a little easier? If so, please share and help us all!