The bathroom should be an oasis, a place to escape a bad day by relaxing in a bubble bath or a long hot shower. However, for most people, what should be a relaxing place to unwind quickly turns to a breeding place for germs, mildew and soap scum. With the season of spring cleaning and reclaiming your home sweet home almost over, we’ve compiled a bathroom cleaning checklist using items you already have around your home. Go forth and clean!
1. Tackle the Toilet
That pumice stone in your shower has more uses than scrubbing dry feet! Apply it with some elbow grease to rust stains on your toilet.
And that bottle of coke in the fridge? It can also be used as a stain remover. Dump it in the bowl (you weren’t going to drink it, right?) and allow to sit for 30 minutes.
When the time has passed, scrub the bowl with your cleaning brush, flush the soda down, and voila! Like magic, the stains are gone.
2. Rub-a-dub-dub, Let’s Scrub That Tub!
Grapefruit and salt combine to create a fresh smell, green cleaning treatment to your neglected tub and fixtures. Simply half a grapefruit, sprinkle liberally with salt. Wet the tub down and sprinkle more salt in the bottom, and get to scrubbing. The grapefruit will not only remove dirt and grime, but also any rust stains that may be present in the tub. The juices also help to restore fixtures to look new again.
If you are challenged with mildew in your shower or tub, pick up cotton coil from your local beauty supply store. This coil protects hands during the perm process, and can be soaked in bleach and applied to the infected areas and left overnight. When you pull the coil away, you will be left with a fabulously shiny surface.
And for grimy shower doors that you have spent millions of hours trying to scrub down, try spraying with a non-stick cooking spray. Allow the spray to sit for five minutes, then wipe away.
3. Sparkling Fixtures are Only a Vegetable Away
Wipe down your faucets and any other fixtures you want to shine with water and a bit of dish soap. When that’s completed, slice a cucumber and rub it all over the fixture to restore shine.
4. Mop Your Way to Fabulous Floors
Mix a solution of ½ cup baking soda and a bucket of warm water to mop your floors. Add some lemon for a fresh scent. For shiny floors, rinse after mopping with solution.
With these hacks under your belt, the mildew, grime and germs that can linger in bathrooms don’t stand a chance!
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