Although it may not come top of your list of favourite chores, cleaning the bathroom is one of those jobs that just has to be done. Not only is a clean bathroom nicer to look at than a grimy one, it’s healthier too. Clean your toilet, tub and sink on a regular basis and you’ll have less bacteria and fungus in your home, something that’s good news for your interior design and your family’s health.
Now if you’re short on time, you could always use a company like Service Octopus to help give your bathroom a good, deep clean. Alternatively, here are seven bathroom cleaning hacks for you to try at home which will make sure you don’t spend too long scrubbing those tiles!
1. Crack out the baby oil
Few things are as good at making chrome shine as baby oil. Use a little bit of baby oil on your taps and chrome fittings and your bathroom will sparkle like never before.
2. Reach for the vinegar
Depending on where you live in the country, over time your showerhead is likely to become clogged up with limescale. If you live in a hard water area, you can restore the looks and functionality of your shower by soaking the head in vinegar. Simply fill a plastic bag with vinegar and tie it to your showerhead. Leave it overnight and in the morning the limescale should come right off.
3. Chemical free toilet cleaner
If you want to limit the amount of nasty chemicals you use in the home but still want your toilet to smell fresh and look clean, we have just the thing. Simply mix half a teaspoon of tea tree oil with one cup of vinegar and your toilet should clean up nicely. Add a few more essential oils to the mix for an even sweeter smelling loo.
4. When life gives you lemons, use them to clean your bathroom
The acid in lemon juice is great for getting rid of watermarks on smooth surfaces. Rub a lemon on your taps, fittings, fixtures and tiles to remove watermarks and leave surfaces as good as new.
5. Unclog drains the natural way
If you find your drains are regularly bunged up by loose hair, grab some baking soda and vinegar from your kitchen cupboard. Pour boiling water down your drain followed by half a cup of baking soda. Then add one cup of vinegar and one cup of water to the mix. Wait for a few minutes then rinse it all through.
6. Take a tip from your window cleaner
In cleaning, as in life, prevention is better than cure. Use a squeegee on your shower screen after every use and you’ll prevent watermarks and scum building up on the surface.
7. Have a cuppa
If all that hard work has got you in the mood for a nice cup of tea, you can make your trip to the kettle even more rewarding by using your brew to clean your mirror. Black tea contains tannic acid, this will help the dirt and grime on your mirror to wipe right off, leaving you with a gleaming surface you can quite literally see your reflection in.