Cooktop Cove: 8 best ever bathroom hacks of all time
If I had to guess, I'd be willing to bet that the bathroom is not your favorite room in your house. Most bathrooms are small, crowded and always a little messy. But surely there are ways to enhance the space in your bathroom without knocking down a wall and get a good clean without spending hours scrubbing.
In fact, there are several ways to make the most of your space and get your bathroom to shine. So if you're looking for space-saving hacks and new cleaning ideas for the bathroom, check out the list below.
1. Toilet-cleaning pods
Most people (probably) clean their toilets on a fairly regular basis. But because they're used frequently, toilets tend to get a little disgusting between cleanings. If it's not cleaning day yet but you want to give your toilet a quick freshening-up, keep some of these homemade cleaning pods on hand. They're easy to make and last a long time if kept in an airtight container. Just follow this tutorial
2. Hang shower products from the curtain rod
If space in your shower is already hard to find, you don't want to waste precious inches with all of your shampoo, conditioner, body wash and other products. Instead of stashing these things in a corner of the shower or trying to install shelves in the shower, use clips to hang your products
from the shower curtain hooks. This will keep your bottles out of the way but within easy reach.
3. Under-the-sink space savers
One of the best (and also least organized) places to store things in the bathroom is under the skin
. There's enough space under there to fit quite a few items, but not if you just shove things in there. Instead, attach small wire baskets to the inside of the cabinet door and use other storage containers in the cabinet itself. These will help you organize everything under there without taking up too much space.
4. Curling iron holder
Even though curling irons aren't that big, they're kind of a pain to store. They take up space, the cord gets tangled and you don't want to just leave them lying around on the counter. To save space and prevent your cord from fraying, attach a couple short lengths of PVC pipe
to the inside of a cabinet door. One pipe can hold the barrel of your curling iron and the other will keep your cord in a perfectly smooth loop.
5. Bathtub drain cleaner
If someone in your house has long hair, you've probably had to unclog your bathtub or shower drain more times than you care to remember. While I don't have a hack to prevent hair from catching in the drain, there is a way to help clean away build-up
further down in the pipes. After you've pulled that giant clump of hair out of the drain, pour some baking soda and vinegar down there until it bubbles back up into the tub. Then wash it all down with hot (not quite boiling) water.
6. Jacuzzi tub cleaner
While Jacuzzi tubs
look nice and are great for relaxation, they are notoriously awful to clean. You can't use certain products because of the jets and you have to scrub around each individual jet and by the time you're done you're wondering why you bothered to get one in the first place. Instead of going to all that extra work, just fill up the tub with hot water and toss in a dishwasher packet. Once it has dissolved, run the jets for 15 minutes. Let out the water, fill it up with cold water and run the jets again. Now you have a clean Jacuzzi tub without all of the hassle.
7. Magnetic organization
You know how you can never find a bobby pin even though you remember buying a whole pack of them just last week? And then there's the tweezers, which always go missing right when your eyebrows are threatening to take over the rest of your face. There's a simple solution that will keep these smaller items organized and also free up space in your drawers. Just attach a few magnetic strips
to the inside of a bathroom cabinet and stick your bobby pins, tweezers, nail scissors, etc. to them.
8. Cordless drill scrubber
If you need to scrub your toilet, shower, bathtub or bathroom floor but don't have a lot of extra time, this might be a hack you'd like to try. Use a drill bit and a nut driver attachment to magnetically link a scrub brush to a cordless drill
. Dip the scrub brush into soapy water (or a cleaner of your choice), hold the drill perpendicular to the surface you're cleaning and fire it up. This will give the surface a deep clean in a short amount of time.
With these hacks you no longer have to worry about your bathroom being too crowded or messy. Just try out a few of these and see the difference they can make. And make sure you share this list with your friends so they can clean and organize their bathrooms, too!
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