Keeping the bathroom clean is not an easy task, and it requires a lot of time and effort. Hair-clogged drains, moisture-loving mildew, dirty shower doors, and, ahem, the toilet all make for an unpleasant chore.
But we at Enlighten know how to make bathroom cleaning less of a burden. Here are 7 super effective tricks to help you enjoy a great-smelling and germ-free shower room in no time at all.
If you are not a fan of expensive commercial window cleaners that leave those pesky streaks on your mirrors, you can make your own toxic-free cleaner at home. Simply make up a solution of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, spray it on the mirror, and wipe it with a sponge to get any spots off.
You can also use shaving cream. Not only will it make your glass surfaces shine, but it will also prevent your bathroom mirror from steaming up after your next hot shower.
A sparkling bathtub
One way to get rid of germs and make your bathtub look brand new again is by using a mixture of 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1 cup of rubbing alcohol, and 1/4 cup of water. Add all the ingredients to 4 quarts of warm water. Spread the mixture evenly over the dirty areas, let it sit for 15 minutes, and then rinse well. You will be amazed at how clean your shower will be.
A clean toilet
A standard mouth rinse can make a perfect toilet cleaner. Dissolve your oral rinse or toothpaste in water, apply this mixture onto the dirty surface, wait for 30 minutes, then scrub well with the toilet brush and rinse.
A cotton ball soaked in oxygen bleach will help you keep your tiles extra shiny and free from water spots. You can also use mouth rinse or toothpaste for this job.
Getting rid of rust
Getting rid of rust is easier than it may seem. Simply pour salt over the rusted area, rub it in, and squeeze some lemon juice on top. The lemon juice reacts with the rust to dissolve it from the surface, and the salt absorbs the rust stains. Leave the solution overnight, and wash it off in the morning.
A dust-free ceiling
For a clean and dust-free ceiling, use a mixture of 1 part vinegar to 1 part warm water. Dip a mop in the prepared solution, and begin cleaning your ceiling. Please bear in mind that you should wear safety glasses when doing this kind of work.
Clean shower curtains
In a spray bottle, mix together 16 fl oz (500 ml) of all-purpose bleach and 2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid. Spray this solution over the entire surface of your shower curtain, let it sit for several minutes, then rinse. Your curtain will look like new again.