Cooktop Cove: 10 cleaning tips that'll make your bathroom a better place
By Lillian Teague
No one wants to clean the bathroom, but everyone enjoys and appreciates it when the bathroom is clean. It may be surprising, but there are many ways you can cut the time you spend cleaning and have a cleaner bathroom. You don't have to rush out and buy fancy products or commercial cleaners.
All you need are these simple cleaning tips to keep the bathroom cleaner without harsh chemicals. In no time at all and at very little added cost, the bathroom will be fresh and sparkling.
Clean the tank
How often do you open the toilet tank and peak inside? Many of the stains happening in the toilet bowl could be coming from your tank. Add vinegar to your toilet tank to clean your toilet from the tank down. Simply pour in, and then flush several times.
Fizz your way to a cleaner toilet
This DIY project creates an all-natural and effective toilet cleaner. All you have to do is drop a fizzy toilet cleaner into your toilet and let it do the work. The recipe includes baking soda, essential oils, citric acid, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide. Press the mixture into a pretty silicone mold or an old ice cube tray for a convenient toilet cleaning solution. If you hate scrubbing your toilet, be sure to get the full recipe here.
Clean the tub with no scrubbing
Getting down on your hands and knees to scrub the tub is a huge task. Soap scum, hard water deposits, and rust stains are not easy to deal with. Use a combination of cleaning vinegar and Dawn dish soap to clean the tub without scrubbing. The key is to let is set, and do the work for you. If you are looking for more lazy hacks like this one, be sure to check out our top cleaning hacks for lazy people.
Stock the right products in your bathroom
Do you have an instant mold stain and mildew remover, deep cleaning brush, or toilet ring remover? Keeping effective products on hand is key to keeping your bathroom healthy and clean. Plus, it will save you a lot of time and headache. With so many choices available, it's often hard to tell what to use and how well it will work. Luckily, we have done the research for you and chose products that received the best reviews. Be sure to check out these top-rated bathroom cleaning products.
Use Pine-Sol on your shower door
Looking for a way to clean your shower doors and make your bathroom smell pretty good? Grab some Pine-Sol. Mix 1/8 cup of Pine-Sol with 1/2 gallon of warm water, soak a clean rag in the mixture and then use it to wipe down your glass doors. You can also make it easier on yourself by putting the mixture into a spray bottle and spraying it on the doors. Finish by rinsing off the glass with warm water. If you are looking for more shower door cleaning tips, be sure to check out these top tips to clean your shower doors.
Whiten grout
You don't need bleach or other harsh chemicals to return grout to a sparkling white. All you need to clean grout is baking soda, vinegar, and a small scrub brush or toothbrush. The cleaners are safe enough, and you can even recruit your children to help. Be sure to check out these 8 ways to clean dirty grout naturally.
Rid the bathroom of that boy smell
If you are raising boys, you may be struggling to keep your bathroom smelling fresh. Boys can often "miss the mark" and leave a mess. Use baking soda, fresh lemon juice, and vinegar to clean, disinfect, and freshen the area around your toilet.
If you are looking for other ways to make a room smell amazing including the bathroom, check out these top natural ways to freshen a room. Sometimes, though, rather than going DIY, it may be easier to just buy a home deodorizer.
Get streak-free shine every time
It's easy to get streak-free shine with a great homemade cleaning solution. All you need is a squirt or two and a quick wipe for an easy clean. Combine water, ammonia, rubbing alcohol and Dawn dish soap. All you need is a squirt or two and a quick wipe for an easy clean.
Remove hard water stains
Hard water leaves a visible buildup around the handles of bathroom faucets that is almost impossible to remove. Use pure vinegar to remove the unsightly buildup from your bathroom faucet. Simply soak paper towels in vinegar and wrap them around the problem areas. For more tips, be sure to check out these easy tips to remove hard water stains.
WD-40 toilet bowl cleaner
What's your first thought when you hear about WD-40? Squeaky brakes? Rusty tools? A front door that doesn't open as easily as it used to? WD-40 can be used for all of these things, but it can also be used to clean a toilet bowl. For other toilet bowl cleaning ideas, be sure to check out these 5 smart methods for cleaning the toilet naturally.
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