Losing the battle to keep your bathroom clean? We’re here with some reinforcements that can help you turn the tide!
The following seven hacks can help you get your bathroom sparkling and smelling great. Most won’t cost you much more than a little time and some elbow grease.
Soak your shower head in a vinegar bath
Had enough of the gunk clogging up the openings on your showerhead? The white stuff is mineral deposits from hard water. Luckily there’s an easy way to dissolve that buildup.
Just fill a small plastic bag with distilled white vinegar, place the shower head inside the bag and seal it with a rubber band. Let it sit for at least an hour, then remove the bag and rinse. A little scrubbing with an old toothbrush helps break up any remaining deposits.
Use a drill to scrub your tub
For those hard-to-get-rid-of stains, you’ll need a little help. Putting a scrub brush at the end of a drill can add just the “oomph” you need.
You can try to make your homemade version of this. But it probably makes more sense to buy a ready-made version at Amazon.
Hang a magnetic strip to gather metal items
Are your tweezers, scissors, nail clipper and other metal items scattered all over the place? Hang a magnetic strip along the wall and keep those items together and in sight at all times.
Wrap a screwdriver to clean crevices
For those hard-to-reach places — think the crevices of toilets — take a disinfecting wipe, wrap it around a flat-head screwdriver end, and push the end into the crack or crevice.
Gently move the screwdriver horizontally across the spot, and you’ll clean the area and kill any lingering smells.
Use canned air to clean vents
When your bathroom vent gets dirty, the easiest way to clean it is with canned air — just as you would with your computer fan.
Clean faucets and other chrome with lemon juice
Faucets looking a little dingy? Rub a little lemon on them, and water spots will disappear.
The easiest way to do this is to cut a lemon in half, and rub the faucets with the exposed end.
Wipe black tea on your mirror
Forget the expensive cleaner and simply brew up some black tea. Apply it with a lint-free cloth and the tannic acid will cut through grime and get your mirror clean.
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