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I think it is safe to say, that virtually no one enjoys cleaning their bathroom! Having a sparkling and sanitized bathroom is amazing, but most of us just don’t like the time it takes to make that happen! I have curated a list of top bathroom hacks to simplify your cleaning life! You can have a clean bathroom in a fraction of the time when you start using these hacks I list below!
These are short cut tips and tricks that will get your bathroom fresh in clean in no time! Then you can head out and enjoy the funner things in life!
With a little creativity and elbow grease, these hacks will amaze you at the time it cuts down on cleaning! And they have all been tried and tested because you know I how I HATE stupid cleaning hacks that don’t work and are ridiculous.
Remember just because you found the hack on Pinterest or the internet doesn’t mean it necessarily works. Plus I think sometimes people post these hacks just to give themselves a good laugh or two – at our expense!
Here are bathroom hacks that work!
BATHROOM HACKS THAT MAKE CLEANING EASIER
If you have an exhaust fan in your bathroom, you know it can collect dust pretty quickly. It is so hard to fit your hands in to clean the vent, so grab a can of air! Use the extender tip and spray it on the vent, and watch the dust fly off. This is the same can of air you use to clean your keyboards and is perfect for those teeny, tiny areas that are so hard to clean!
This one does take a little time, but it will take you dirty grout and leave it looking like new. Take a Clorox Bleach Pen and use that to wipe along your grout. Let it sit for around five minutes and then wipe it away. It will help brighten up any dull looking grout. Here’s a bonus tip: take a Magic Eraser and get it wet, and with some elbow grease, work it along the grout, and it will remove any build up!
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Simply drop two Ala-Seltzers down the drain and then pour in a cup of white vinegar. Let it stand for 10 minutes and flush with hot water. I personally love this hack the most because of how easy it is to implement. Nothing fancy AND no harsh chemicals!
MIRACLE SHOWER CLEANER
This cleaner is amazing; it works wonders on breaking down any stains or scum in your shower and bath! Take a dish wand and fill it half way with blue Dawn Dish soap. Then fill it the rest of the way up with white vinegar. Shake it around, and use it to scrub down your shower and bath. This stuff works great on really stuck on messes! Make sure you put the soap in first, or the vinegar will just come right out of the wand.
CALCIUM BUILDUP ON FAUCETS
If your shower head or faucet has some build up try this simple technique. Take a sandwich bag and wrap it around the faucet or shower head. Then pour in some white vinegar, so that it covers the area that has the build up. Then secure the bag onto the fixture with clips or even a rubber band. Let it stand for 30 minutes and come back, and it will have broken down the calcium build up. If it isn’t entirely gone, let it sit for a little longer.
Take a little shaving cream and rub it onto the chrome fixtures, and wipe with a damp cloth! It will leave a nice shine to the fixture!
FOG FREE MIRRORS
Nothing is worse than getting out of the shower to a fogged up mirror. To help prevent mirrors from fogging, apply shaving cream to the mirror. Then with a paper towel wipe it off, it will keep your mirrors from fogging up to a week!
If you have a porcelain sink, buy some Bar Keepers Friends, liquid. Simply wash your sink with an all purpose cleaner, and then rinse. Then take the Bar Keepers Friend and squirt on any area that is stained. Let it stand for five minutes, and with a sponge scrub the area. This will help work out the stain. This should remove any stains. If you still have some repeat the process. This stuff works like magic and is one of my go to products you’ll always find in my cleaning bucket.
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CLEAN THE TUB WITH GRAPEFRUIT
Sounds strange but it works! Take a grapefruit and cut it in half. Pour some salt on 1/2 of the fruit. Get your tub wet, and sprinkle salt in the bathtub. Take your grapefruit and use it to scrub the tub, it will help break down any scum and dirt. Rinse, and your tub is clean!
WIPE WALLS FIRST
Take a broom and around the bristles secure a microfiber cloth. I use a rubber band to wrap around to keep it in place. Then you can easily reach the corners up by the ceiling to remove any cobwebs, dust, and other gunk that might have got stuck! You don’t want to make the mistake of washing walls that have webs and dust on them. This simple hack cleans them and readies them for washing or painting.
CLEAN YOUR TOILET BRUSH
I hate toilet brushes and think they are a disgusting, germ filled tool. I don’t own one, and you can read more about why and what I use instead here. But if you insist on owning one here is a quick bathroom hack to keep your brush clean. In the bottom of the container that your toilet brush sits in, pour in a little all purpose cleaner. This is an excellent way to help keep it a bit cleaner, and smelling fresh.
SHOWER SCUM ON GLASS DOORS
Get rid of the build up of shower scum on your glass door with a Magic Eraser! Just get it wet and with some elbow grease start wiping it down. You will be amazed at how well it removes the soap scum! Once you’ve finished the job try using my other professional cleaning tricks to keep it that way!
UNSIGHTLY TOILET BOWL RINGS
If your toilet has an unsightly toilet bowl ring, grab a pumice stone and gently rub the stone along the ring. It will be removed, and the unsightly stain will be gone. Do this every time you find yourself staring at this ugly ring. And don’t fall for the crazy cleaning hack that has you cutting off a small piece of a Mr. Clean Sponge and tossing it in the toilet. It doesn’t work!
If you’re looking to get your bathroom clean in a fraction of the time, these 13 bathroom hacks will do just that! Use them the next time you’re cleaning your bathroom so you can save time and get back to doing more of what you enjoy!
Do you have a great bathroom hack?