Do you hate cleaning bathrooms with a fiery burning passion like I do? Do you have a house full of boys that make you hate cleaning the bathroom even more like I do? If you answered yes to both questions, then you’ll love what I’m about to tell you. Warning: If you have boys like I do, be afraid of taking a black light in the bathroom in which they use. You will find a whole lot of nastiness. The bathroom really is the worst place for me to clean. All the soap scum and water spot that seem to never go away are 2 of many reasons why I really hate cleaning this room the most. I’ve come up with a list of methods that I use that make cleaning the bathroom easier and more bearable.
Use half a lemon and rub on the chrome fixtures to get rid of those stubborn water spots and BAM, gone. Lemon is also an odor eliminator, which is great for the boys bathroom, and cheaper than buying special cleaning products.
Natural toilet cleanser
A mixture of vinegar and baking soda will work magic on your toilet. Just spray vinegar inside your toilet like you would your regular cleaner, then sprinkle baking soda and spray more vinegar and let it sit for 15 minutes. You just super cleaned your toilet and didn’t use any harsh chemicals. This mixture is an odor eliminator as well.
Speaking of the toilet…
After you clean the toilet with the toilet brush, let it drip dry over the toilet, in between the lid and the seat. This will save from germs building up on the brush when you put it back in the container. Which leads me to my next hack….
Toilet brush cleaner
Pour some pine sol in the toilet brush container to sanitize it and keep it clean and smelling good. Personally, the lemon scent is my favorite. I pretty much love lemon scent everything. I even bought a lemon scented sink strainer from the dollar store and I have lemon scented garbage bags.
Streak-free glass cleaner
When cleaning the mirrors in your bathroom, don’t use paper towels, instead, use wadded up newspaper for a streak-free shine. Here is a chemical-free glass cleaner mixture.
3/4 cups of white vinegar
1.25 cups of warm distilled water
4 drops of LEMON essential oils (Or any scent you want really, but I prefer lemon.)
16 OZ spray bottle
Mix all the ingredients in the spray bottle and then spray on mirrors and glass and wipe with newspaper.
Cleaning the shower head
Fill a zip lock bag of distilled vinegar and tie around shower head so that the head is in the water. Leave it for about 30 minutes and then the crusty crap on there should come right off. Hey, no lemons in this one. Hahaha
We all know that it’s crucial to keep our kids bath toys clean, as they can hold so many germs! Fill up the already cleaned sink with warm water and vinegar and leave the toys in there for about 15 minutes and then let them air dry. Do this at least once or twice a week to keep them sanitized and germ free.
Writing this is making me want to deep clean my whole house now….
Avoiding rust on counters
You know those rust stains that appear on the counter underneath your glass soap containers? Yeah, do you hate those as much as I do??? Here’s how you prevent that from happening. Anything that you stick on your bathroom counter is bound to get wet so, just apply clear nail polish to the bottom of whatever you keep on the bathroom counter. BAM, no more rust stains!
If you loved these hacks and are just a clean freak like me, then drop me a like or comment what you would like to see hacks on next.