Bathroom Cleaning Tips
DIY Bathroom Cleaning Hacks for Your Home
For immediate air freshener in the bathroom, place a fabric softener sheet in the wastepaper basket or add a dab of fragrance on a light bulb. When the light is on, the heat releases the aroma.
Cleaning the Toilet Bowl
- Clean the toilet bowl while you're away by pouring in 1/4 cup bleach and leaving it until you return.
- Keep the toilet bowl ring-free by pouring a half-gallon of white vinegar in it once a month. Let it soak overnight before flushing.
- Don't use bleach if you're already using a tank-held cleaner that's released when the toilet is flushed. The two may react chemically.
- To avoid clogging and odors, pour one cup baking soda down the bowl weekly.
Clean with a disinfectant to kill germs. Everything in the bathroom except the mirror can be cleaned this way in just 3 or 4 minutes a day. Keep cleaners in bath for a quick job when unexpected company drops by.
- Rub glass shower doors with a white vinegar-dampened sponge to remove soap residue.
- To clean your shower track door, pour full strength vinegar into the track, let soak for a few minutes, then rinse.
- A coat of acrylic floor finish gives new shine to fiberglass shower doors and makes water spots disappear. Club soda will give new shine to your counter tops.
- Before hanging shower curtains, soak in salt water solutions to prevent mildew.
- To remove mildew, wash in hot soapy water, rub with lemon juice and let the shower curtain dry in the sun.
- For plastic curtains, clean with laundry pre-wash spray. Spray along the top, letting it run down to cover the curtain. Allow it to sit for a few minutes, then rinse it off.
To freshen drains around your home, pour 1/4 to 1/2 box of baking soda down the drain, add 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Cover drain tightly for a few minutes and flush with cold water.