Hate cleaning your bathroom? Welcome to the club. Cleaning the bathroom is one of the worst household jobs. One of the reasons it’s such a pain, is how long it takes to get everything looking it’s best. Between mildew and soap scum, the bathroom gives you plenty to scrub and scour, which takes time and a lot of effort. Wouldn’t it be great if you had a few tips to help make cleaning the bathroom a little easier? Well, thanks to this article from Enviro Maids, you now have those tips.
Dingy shower curtain liner
Don’t toss your shower curtain liner just because it has some dirt and mildew buildup. Extend the life of your liner and save money in the process by tossing liners in the washing machine. For plastic liners set the machine on the gentle cycle with warm water and regular laundry detergent or 1⁄2 cup of vinegar.
Polish dull brass fixtures — quickly
To get your brass fixtures looking shiny and new, you don’t have to turn to expensive brass cleaner. Polish them the natural, inexpensive way with baking soda and lemon juice instead. Make a paste with equal amounts of baking soda and lemon juice. Dip an old toothbrush in the mix and lightly scrub the fixtures. Let the solution dry a few minutes and then buff the fixtures with a clean cloth.
Battle mineral deposits on faucets
Those white, crusty mineral deposits that sit on your faucet can make your entire bathroom look dirty. Banish these deposits with white vinegar. Before heading to bed one night, head to your kitchen for your white vinegar. Saturate two paper towels in the vinegar and wrap them around the faucet. Leave the vinegar-soaked paper towels around the faucet overnight. In the morning, remove the towels. Fill the sink with warm water, plus a squirt of dishwashing liquid. Dip an old toothbrush in the solution and scrub the faucet to remove the final bits of mineral deposit. Rinse and dry with a soft cloth.
Preventative tip: After getting ready in the morning, take a minute to wipe down the faucets with a terrycloth towel to help remove soap scum and prevent mineral deposits.
Filmy Shower Doors
Stubborn soap scum and water spots can leave a cloudy film on your glass shower door. Get your door sparkling again with the help of salt, baking soda and white vinegar. Spray vinegar on the door and let it sit for a few minutes. Next, create a paste with equal amounts of baking soda and salt. Use a damp sponge to rub this paste over the door; then rinse well with warm water. To prevent future filmy buildup, get in the habit of using a squeegee to wipe water off the shower door and walls when you’re finished showering.
Clear clogged shower heads
When your shower head suddenly develops low water pressure or the water stream spurts in all directions, mineral deposits clogging the holes are usually the culprit. Fill a clear plastic bag (gallon size) with white vinegar, about 1/2 full. Submerge the shower head into the vinegar and secure the top of the bag to the shower head with a rubber band. Soak for one hour or longer followed by gently scrubbing the holes with a toothbrush. Wipe clean with a damp cloth.