The bathroom is one of the most dreaded areas of the house to clean, and for good reason! Everyone in your house uses the area, and it seems like no one seems to know just how to get it clean. Instead of dreading your bathroom cleaning day, use these 22 tried and true tips to get your bathroom absolutely spotless.
1. Shine Your Chrome
Keeping your chrome bathroom fixtures clean and spot free can be pretty challenging. For an easy fix, use a sheet of wax paper to rub out the spots. So much easier than using a glass cleaner!
2. The Dish Wand
Instead of spending hours on your hands and knees scrubbing your shower or bathtub tile, use this incredible dish wand hack instead! It removes junk easily, and is easier on your hands!
3. Clean Your Grout
Grubby grout can really make your clean bathroom look a whole lot dirtier. Hometalk came up with this incredible tutorial to clean up your dirty grout. Just use baking soda and bleach!
4. Natural Bathtub Cleaner
If your bathtub has a ring around it that you can’t seem to get rid of, try this trick! Dip a grapefruit in some salt and scrub away! The citric acid in the grapefruit, plus the rough texture of the salt cuts through grime.
5. Clean Your Curtain
You know that yucky pink film that develops on your shower curtain liner? Yeah, that film. Instead of rushing out to purchase a new one, just throw your liner into the washing machine with some baking soda! Hang it back up to dry. Such an easy way to be film free.
6. Be Rust Free
If you are worried about your shaving cream creating a ring of rust around your tub, coat the bottom of the can in a layer of clear nail polish. Or, just purchase a brand that uses an aluminum can!
If you own one, you know that a toothbrush holder can get extremely filthy in a short period of time. Instead of constantly looking at that dried film of toothpaste, put your holder through a cycle in the dishwasher. It’ll come out looking brand new!
8. Black Tea
Believe it or not, black tea not only has great health benefits, but it has amazing cleaning properties to! If it seems near impossible to get your mirror spotless, use brewed black tea to clean things up. The tannic acid makes this easy!
Pantyhose, yes pantyhose, actually works perfectly to remove that unsightly white film off of your glass shower door. Prevent it from coming back by wiping the water off the door with a squeegee after showering. Tip from Ask Anna.
10. Dryer Sheets
Dryer sheets are truly the best all purpose cleaning tool. Use them virtually anywhere in your bathroom to get rid of tough gunk, slime, or stains. They work. Everywhere.
11. Clean Your Porcelain Sink
The 36th Avenue has cracked the code when it comes to getting rid of sink grime, and it involves dish washing detergent and a miracle product.
12. Keep It Fresh
Pour a bit of all purpose cleaner (Pine Sol or something similar works best) into the base of your toilet brush holder. This keeps your toilet brush germ free, and keeps it from smelling funky.
13. Hydrogen Peroxide
Peroxide definitely just isn’t for cuts and scrapes anymore. Turn that brown bottle into a spray bottle, and use it on your tile. Scrub with a toothbrush and rinse with water. Such a perfect all natural cleaner!
14. Spice Things Up
Hang a spice rack on the door of your cabinet or on the wall of your bathroom. Store hairspray, lotions, or other products. You’ll be amazed at all the cabinet space this opens up! For a personal touch, paint the racks according to your bathroom decor.
15. Air It Out
If you have a problem with mildew or mold in the shower, try keeping both ends of the shower curtain open. This helps the air flow, and can be a really effective way to make sure your shower stays mold free!
16. Tame the Tools
Keep the tools off your counter top, and tangle free with this magazine holder hack. Install a magazine holder on the back of your cabinet door, it’s the perfect size for all of your hair styling tools!
17. Turn Up the Pressure
If your shower head tends to be a little lackluster when it comes to pressure, it could be time to clean things up! Fill a plastic baggie with vinegar, and use a ponytail holder or rubber band to secure it around your shower head. The vinegar will eat away any hard water build up.
18. Clean Your Jetted Tub
19. Say Goodbye to Hard Water Stains
Say goodbye to hard water stains! Use an equal parts vinegar, lemon juice, and dish soap mixture to get rid of those unsightly stains.
20. Toilet Tabs
If scrubbing the toilet doesn’t appeal to you (and really, who does it appeal to?) make these incredible toilet cleaning tabs. Pop Sugar created this amazing recipe. The main ingredient is baking soda!
21. Ring Removal
If the toilet fizzies didn’t quite cut it, try using Kool-Aid to get rid of a toilet ring. Sprinkle lemonade Kool-Aid (it has to be lemonade) around the toilet bowl, let sit for a few hours, and flush! Goodbye rings!
22. Take the Plunge
If you’re anything like me, you probably tend to forget to clean your toilet plunger. Don’t forget about it! The toilet plunger is one of the filthiest things in your bathroom! Pour bleach and dish soap into your toilet and then swish your plunger around it. Flush when done!