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Cleaning the bathroom is one of the worst and disgusting tasks. Isn’t it? The accumulated chunks of dirt, the bad smells, the dirty and smelly toilets are enough to want us to delay and be lazy in cleaning the bathroom. But it has to be cleaned. As you are the one who has to use it.
Cleaning those hard water stains, yellowishness, soap scum and all other sorts of stains is believed to be difficult for most of us. Yes, it is difficult if we don’t use the proper method and just keep on scrubbing the brush to get a clean surface.
Don’t worry, cleaning the bathroom won’t be a difficult task for you anymore. There are various cleaning hacks which will make cleaning the bathroom a quick, easy and relaxing task for you.
1. Getting a clean spot free mirror
Rub some liquid dishwashing soap or soap water over the wet mirror with a cloth. Rub the spots and the scum little bit if they are difficult to remove. Rinse with water and then wipe with a clean dry cloth (you can even use newspapers for this purpose). This will get the mirror rid of water stains, steam, soap scum, any other stain.
2. An amazing powder for the faucets
The faucets get dirty over time and need frequent cleaning. Hard water stains, moisture, and other stains catch up the taps. Frequent cleaning makes it easier to clean them. The longer you let the stains and dirt to accumulate, the difficult it gets to treat them.
So, if you are not among the frequent cleaners (like us), then the Pitambari powder is perfect for you to clean those dirty faucets easily. It works wonders in cleaning the faucet.
First, sprinkle some water on the faucets which are to be cleaned and then put some Pitambari powder on the tap. Scrub with the help of a scrubber for 30 secs until you see the vanishing effect on the stains. Then rinse with water and wipe the tap with a dry cloth. The tap will regain its lost shine in no time.
Quick Note: This powder is only available on Amazon as it’s an International product but it works like charm and is affordable too.
3. Cleaning the tiles
White vinegar is an amazingly good cleaning tool which helps in cleaning the tiles easily. Take around a small cup of vinegar. Moisten a cloth in vinegar and rub it vigorously on the tiles. Or you can do what we do, just fill some vinegar in a sprayer and clean the tiles with a sponge. Vinegar removes most dirt without scrubbing and doesn’t leave a film.
To clean grout, baking soda is an amazing cleaner. Just put 3 cups baking soda into a medium-size bowl and add 1 cup warm water & half cup vinegar. Mix into a smooth paste and scrub into grout with a sponge or toothbrush.
4. Eww, that dirty mildew!
Bathrooms are easily attacked by mildews. To prevent their growth, encourage ventilation as much as possible. Keep the windows and ventilators open for allowing the air to circulate. Try to keep your bathroom cool with less humidity.
Allowing ventilation also helps in eliminating bad odor from the bathroom, thus serving a dual purpose. Still, if it appears, apply a paste of vinegar and borax on the affected area and leave it to dry for 1-1.5 hours. Then clean it with a wet cloth. Magic! Borax is a good cleaner.
5. Cleaning the bathtub
Soap scum, yellowishness, and oily linings start appearing in certain areas of the bathtub if not cleaned regularly. To clean the bathroom, sprinkle baking soda over the bathtub and then spray white vinegar over it. Wait for sometime to allow the mixture to react. Scrub a little and then rinse with warm water. This will also eliminate foul smell if any. It is such an easy process as compared to rubbing the bathroom vigorously.
This method can be used to clean other ceramic fittings as well. Baking soda and vinegar work effectively on ceramic.
6. Clean the shower scum
Scum is one of the most common things that accumulate on the shower and the glass around the showers.
The hack used to clean this shower scum is the same as that used in cleaning the tiles. Use a cloth dipped in vinegar to clean the scum. You can even use stockings. Unlike the tiles, rub the surface lightly especially the glass ones (glass shower doors). Rinse with clean water and then wipe with a clean dry cloth.
7. Cleaning the toilet
Here comes the king of dirtiness, which we prefer ranking last even in cleaning the bathroom which itself is hated. But you have to clean it. Right?
There are a number of ways to clean the toilet properly. Empty a can of cola in the toilet. Try to cover every area and then allow it to sit for 30-40 minutes. Do some scrubbing with a toilet brush and then flush. This carbonated drink is very efficient in dealing with a dirty toilet.
Another method is to sprinkle baking soda all over the toilet and then pouring some vinegar over it. Leave the pot in this state for 10-15 minutes. Then scrub with your toilet brush. Meanwhile, stuff a paper towel soaked in vinegar under the rim of the toilet. Remove the paper and scrub under the rim with a small brush (toothbrush can easily access this area).
Now flush and you will observe that all the germs, scum and dirt has vanished away leaving the toilet sparkling clean. You see vinegar is such an amazing cleaner.
8. Dealing with rust stains
If your bathroom fittings get hard water rust stains, treat them with WD 40. It helps remove rust as it breaks down the bonds between metal and rust. Spray the rusted surface with WD-40, enough to thoroughly soak the area. Allow it to sit for around 10 minutes.
Clean them with a wire brush and magic! Rust is gone. Treat these as soon as possible to get better results. Apart from rust, WD 40 can solve a lot of hard-headed problems around the home.
- Clean the floor on a daily basis with disinfectants to ensure germ-free bathroom.
- Follow a regular cleaning habit. IT ensures easy cleaning. Don’t act lazy in cleaning. It will just make cleaning difficult for you and make you put in extra efforts to get things cleaned. To avoid this, by following a proper cleaning schedule.
- Do bits of cleaning every day so as to maintain the bathroom clean and deep clean at least once in 8-10 weeks.
- For bathroom organization, check out these amazing bathroom organization ideas.
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