14 Easy Bathroom Cleaning Hacks for a Sparkling Clean Bathroom!
Discover easy bathroom cleaning hacks for effortless cleaning and sparkling clean bathroom in no time.
We all love sparkling clean bathrooms, but unfortunately, most of us don’t enjoy doing the cleaning. In fact, some people actually dread the task of cleaning the bathroom.
Yes I know, bathrooms can be gross sometimes, but someone has to clean them. And we need them to be clean always, don’t we?
The truth is, there are some amazing tricks to help make cleaning easier and less time-consuming.
So, I’ve collated several tips on how to do it, and now I’ve put it all together in one place (in this post) for easy access and future reference.
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#1. Dry Off Your Faucets After You Use Them
By drying off your faucets and the metal ring at the bottom of your sink around the hole you will make it so you don’t have to clean them as often and you will also be reducing the wear and tear on them.
This means that they will last longer without needing to be replaced.
Keep a small towel next to your sink and your shower so you can do this as soon as you’re finished using the shower or the bathroom sink.
#2. Alka-Seltzer Tablets to Unclog Drains
If your drains are prone to getting clogged frequently then you might want to consider dropping some Alka-Seltzer down the drain regularly.
The bubbling will help break up anything that sticks to your pipes, allowing water to keep flowing, so clogs have a difficult time forming.
This method won’t work on really bad clogs though and is best used as a preventative measure.
#3. Clean Faucets with Wax Paper
Rub a piece of wax paper, yes the stuff you may already have in your kitchen, on your faucets once a week to help fight water spotting and prevent other dirt from building up.
Doing this will help keep dust, dirt, and water from sticking to your faucet as it leaves wax behind.
#4. Clean the Walls From Top to Bottom
This tip might seem like a no-brainer for some but many people won’t actually think of this! When you’re washing the walls start at the top and work your way down.
You want to do this because the dirty soapy water will drip down the wall as you clean. This same principle works on windows, mirrors, doors.
#5. Remove Limescale From Your Showerhead by Soaking it in Vinegar
If you’ve noticed that your showerhead isn’t working as well as it should be or that there is a buildup on the head, there is a way to get a deep clean without having to take your shower apart.
Pour white vinegar into a ziplock bag, then dip the shower head inside the bag and tie it in place with a few rubber bands.
The vinegar will work its magic cleaning your showerhead and making it just like new in a few hours.
#6. Homemade Soap Scum Remover
Pour equal parts water, white vinegar, and Dawn dish soap into a spray bottle and give it a shake.
Then spray your entire tub. Let it sit for a few minutes before you wipe it all away with a microfiber cloth.
This same mixture works well on your shower door and you can even use it on your bathroom mirror and windows.
#7. Remove Odors with Ground Coffee
If you’ve got some not so great smells in your shower, possibly from sweaty teenagers or just the funk of a bathroom that isn’t very well ventilated, then coffee grounds are your new best friend.
The coffee grounds will soak up any odors (including trash can odors) and leave your bathroom smelling fresh and clean without any scrubbing.
Here are more tips on how to keep your bathroom smelling good.
#8. Remove Bathtub Rings with Grapefruit Sprinkled with Salt
Cut a grapefruit in half and sprinkle some salt on it. Then rub the salted side on the inside of your bathtub to remove any rings that are left behind.
Squeeze the grapefruit from time to time just to make sure that the juices are still flowing. They’re the secret ingredient to making this whole thing work. Lemon and oranges also work well.
#9. Keep a Bit of Cleaner at the Bottom of Your Toilet Brush Holder
Every time you use your toilet brush, squirt a little bit of your favorite cleaner in the bottom of the holder.
This will help keep your holder clean and also make it so that the next time you need to use your toilet brush all you have to do is whip it out and it’s ready to go.
#10. Get Rid of Urine Smells with Shaving Cream
Sometimes your bathroom can end up smelling like a urinal. This is especially common in houses with little boys who don’t have the best aim, so…little boys.
Well, you can use shaving cream to get rid of that stink! Liberally apply shaving cream to the floor of your bathroom and let it sit for about 30 minutes before you mop it up.
The shaving cream will leave your bathroom smelling fantastic.
#11. Use a Squeegee to Clean Shower Walls and Door
Do you remember going over to your Grandparent’s house and seeing a Squeegee in the bathroom?
Well, it was there to be used after you’ve showered.
If you wipe away the water from the shower walls and the shower door you’ll help prevent water from drying there and leaving spots that need to be cleaned up later.
By doing this, you won’t need to clean your shower as often!
#12. Borax and Vinegar to Clean Your Toilet
A lot of people swear by Borax, and for many, it was THE go-to for any stain or bit of dirt that needs to be cleaned up. With good reason too!
Using borax as a cleaner actually works because this stuff is powerful.
You can use it to clean your toilet by sprinkling some all over the inside of the bowl and then adding white vinegar. Then let it sit overnight.
In the morning, a quick scrub with the toilet brush will make sure that any deposits are lifted and the bowl is clean.
#13. Clean Grout with Baking Powder and Hydrogen Peroxide
Sprinkle baking soda on the grout and spray hydrogen peroxide on the baking powder to form a paste. Use your fingers to ensure that the paste covers the grout very well.
Let it sit for a few seconds to allow the mixture to do its magic. Then use a toothbrush to gently scrub the grout with the paste. Wipe off with a wet rag.
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#14. Use Vinegar to Get Rid of Hard Water Stains
If you live in an area with hard water you know exactly how difficult it can be to clean up. Thankfully, white vinegar does the trick!
Spray some vinegar anywhere you’ve got a build-up of hard water stains, scrub and rinse.
You may also want to read how to remove hard water stains on shower doors and how to remove water stains in toilet bowls.
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