Make your bathroom sparkle and shine with these cleaning tips, including natural product use and regular scrubbing.
Cleaning the bathroom is a necessary fact of life, and for those of us without the luxury of a regular cleaner, it may be time to give that vital room a thorough scrub to ensure it's sparkling clean.
Before you don your rubber glove, however, take a look at these cleaning tips to make sure you get the most out of your big clean.
Natural Products Work Well
Many bathroom areas can be cleaned with natural products to avoid exposure to chemicals and save you money on commercial products.
Mirrors will look brand new again with a combination of water and vinegar wiped off with a newspaper or old rags. The same solution can clean tiles, counters and cabinets as well as remove soap scum from your shower. A baking soda and water paste is a good abrasive for harder-to-remove grime.
Pay Special Attention to Your Shower
Soap scum can be unsightly in your shower, and your showerhead can harbour many nasty germs and bacteria, including some that can cause illness. Keep yours clean by wiping condensation from surfaces after showering and leaving windows open regularly to lower humidity levels in the room.
To do a shower deep clean, start by pouring white vinegar into a bag and submerging your shower nozzle into it. Tie this in place overnight and rinse in the morning. Wash shower curtains and liners in the washing machine with some old towels, which help scrub off mildew and soap scum.
A paste of distilled white vinegar and baking soda can be applied to shower doors and left to sit for an hour to remove stubborn scum and stains. Scrub with a microfibre cloth.
Get Into Grout
Grout can be cleaned with a grout brush (or old toothbrush) and bleach. Scrub discoloured areas and rinse well, ensuring the room is well ventilated.