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When it’s time for your weekly cleaning routine, many of us have one room we procrastinate. For many homeowners, that room is the bathroom. With so many areas to clean and unpleasant discoveries to make along the way, it’s no wonder we procrastinate this cleaning task.
However, there are a few tricks that can make cleaning the bathroom a little bit easier. In my opinion, it all starts with making sure you have your favorite music playing and cleaning supplies nearby. Here’s the rest of our must-read cleaning hacks that will help you get a sparkling bathroom every time.
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Bathroom Cleaning Supplies
As I mentioned above, the first step you really need to take is making sure you have the right bathroom cleaning supplies. A toilet cleaner, glass cleaner
Outside of chemical solutions, here are some other bathroom cleaning supplies you’ll need:
- Paper Towels
- Microfiber Cloth
- Rubber Gloves
- Toilet Brush
- Spray Bottle
Cleaning A Bathroom With Vinegar
Many homeowners turn to vinegar as a natural cleaning solution and for a good reason. Vinegar has been used for thousands of years to kill mycobacteria, some of the toughest to kill with disinfectants, according to the American Society for Microbiology. It can be used as a natural disinfectant in many areas where you’d use bleach, making it very handy in the bathroom.
It’s a good idea to keep vinegar on hand in a spray bottle to use as needed. If you dislike the smell of vinegar, you can use essential oils to help give it a great scent and extra cleaning power.
1. Clean A Bathroom Mirror
While it’s likely you use your glass cleaner during your weekly routine, over time, grime can become stuck
For a streak-free bathroom mirror, did you know you can use tea bags? With a damp black tea bag, wipe down your mirror and immediately dry with a paper towel.
2. Clean Your Shower Head
Shower head maintenance is not likely part of your weekly bathroom cleaning. So when you notice that it’s looking less-than-perfect, there’s a hack for that. I really like using the plastic bag method that uses white vinegar. It’s great because you can let it sit overnight to clean, wiyh no extra scrubbing needed. Read How To Clean Your Shower Head for more ideas.
3. Clean Bathroom Tiles
A popular area of the bathroom that people always have questions about are the tiles. Whether its bathroom flooring or shower tile, it’s susceptible to mold, mildew and staining. If you haven’t cleaned your tiles in some time, it’s a good idea to have them professionally deep cleaned. A pro tile cleaning will usually consist of a steam cleaning machine to really get all the grime out off the tile surface and grout. The average cost to professionally clean tile and grout is $412, with most homeowners spending between $305 and $451.
However, if you’re looking to DIY your tile cleaning and want them to look good as new again, you can always try one of the many methods available. Specifically, for your grout, which can sometimes be the most difficult parts of tile cleaning, you can create a natural solution. Cover the grout lines with a paste of baking soda and water. After waiting a few minutes, use your vinegar
4. Clean The Toilet
While you may already have a great solution, an often-neglected part of the toilet is the seat. When was the last time you unhinged your toilet seat and gave it a good deep clean? If you’re noticing a foul odor in your bathroom, this could be why. Remove the toilet seat and wash wipe it down with your vinegar spray completely. You may even want to add some tea tree oil here for a fresh scent. Clean around the bowl thoroughly before replacing your toilet seat.
Another common problem is toilet bowl stains. This tends to happen in older toilets. If you’re not ready to have your toilet replaced, try pumice stone on the stained area to remove the stain. Flush when done to reveal a stain-free bowl!
5. Clean Bathroom Faucet
Faucets and handles can get dirty just from simple use. A dirty chrome faucet and knobs can make a bathroom look messier than it really is. The good news is that you can get this good as new again with another handy bathroom item; shaving cream! Spray shaving cream onto fixtures and rub clean with a cloth to reveal your sparkling bathroom faucet.
Cost Of A Maid Service
If you’ve tried a few of these DIY bathroom hacks but it’s still not as clean as you’d like, it might be time to hire a maid service. They’ll know exactly what to do to get your bathroom looking great again. The average cost to hire a maid service is $157, with most homeowners spending between $122 and $167.
Without a proper bathroom cleaning routine, this is a hard room to look and smell great. Although many homeowners procrastinate deep bathroom cleaning, it doesn’t have to be so hard. Use a few of these hacks to effortlessly clean your bathroom and get back to the things you enjoy.
Looking for more cleaning tips? Read 7 Easy House Cleaning Solutions.