Cleaning the bathroom may well be one of the most dreaded chores around the house. We all want to have a nice, clean bathroom, but scrubbing toilets is hardly anyone's idea of a great time. From dirty toilet stains, to mildewy shower curtains, to hair-clogged drains - it's not hard to see why a lot of couples argue over whose turn it is to clean all that grossness.
In an effort to make life a little more pleasant, we've compiled these seven great tips and tricks to get your bathroom clean, with far less time and effort. Not only that, but you'll also avoid harsh chemicals and save some cash while you're at it!
1. Streak-free mirrors
Commercial window cleaners can often leave streaks on your mirrors, besides being made of all kinds of chemicals. Thankfully, you can make a non-toxic cleaner right at home using baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Spray it on a mirror and wipe it with a sponge to remove any spots.
In a pinch, you could even use shaving cream! It'll shine up your glass surfaces while simultaneously preventing the mirror from steaming up after a hot shower.
2. Sparkling tub
Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 1 cup of rubbing alcohol, and 1/4 cup water, then combine with four quarts of warm water. You can add your favorite essential oils to add scent if you'd like. Spray this mix evenly over the dirty parts of the tub, let sit for 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
3. Clean toilet
Did you know mouthwash can clean your toilet? In fact, Lysol was originally marketed as a floor cleaner! Just dissolve your mouthwash in water, spray onto a dirty surface and wait 30 minutes before scrubbing thoroughly and rinsing clean.
4. Spotless tiles
Soak a cotton ball in oxygen bleach to keep your tiles nice and shiny. You can also use mouthwash for the same purpose.
5. Remove rust
Clearing off rust is easier than you think. Pour coarse salt over the rusted area, then rub it in with half of a lemon. The acid in the juice reacts with the rust and dissolves it from the surface, while the salt absorbs the stains and acts as an abrasive. Let sit overnight, then wash in the morning.
6. Dust-free ceiling
Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, then dip a mop in this solution and clean your ceiling with it. For safety, wear goggles while doing this kind of work.
7. Clean shower curtains
Mix together 500 ml of all-purpose bleach with two tablespoons of dishwashing detergent. Spray over the entire surface of your shower curtain, let sit for a few minutes, then rinse thoroughly. Good as new!
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H/T: Bright Side