Simple And Easy Methods For Cleaning Your Bathroom

How To Clean The Bathroom

Cleaning your bathroom shouldn’t be too difficult. It’s one of the spaces in your home that is more likely to breed bacteria due to the moist nature of the bathroom. In this article, you will be able to learn how to efficiently clean your bathroom to make it look brand new and sparkling.

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  • Clearing out the surfaces

Before going into your deep cleaning, you will need to clear out all your freestanding toiletries and accessories such as your mini plants and bottles to clean the bathroom surfaces. Once they are all removed, use a long broom to sweep off all the dust from your walls and ceilings. Then, work downwards and wipe all your shelves and cupboards with some mild detergent for cleaning.

  • Bringing the sparkle out of your bathroom.

Skip the expensive cleaning agents when you’re on a budget and try out your very own natural cleaning solutions to bring out the shine in your bathroom. Simply just mix equal parts of vinegar with water and decant into an existing spray bottle, and spray them onto all your basins and shower doors. Use a soft cloth to wipe down all the surfaces. It’s also important to ensure that your enamel baths are well-taken care of and not scratched during the cleaning process. Use a damp sponge and a bit of bicarbonate of soda to softly remove the grime out of your bathtubs and basins.

For tiled floors, an electric mop makes the task quick and easy. There’s a vast choice available, so take a little time to review a list of the best models online to find the one that meets your needs and your budget.

  • Getting rid of the limescale

Limescale is a common issue and is unavoidable when your metal surfaces in your bathroom are exposed to moisture. It’s possible to remove with a little scrubbing from an old toothbrush or a mini cleaning brush. Again, it’s a good idea to look for natural solutions to keep costs low. Soak a kitchen towel or old cloth with vinegar and leave it on the affected areas with limescale deposits for about an hour. Once the area is thoroughly soaked, simply wipe it off clean and rinse. If you’re looking for that extra shine, use some baby oil after the vinegar bath. Besides common areas such as your sinks, it will also be a good idea to descale your shower head by unscrewing it and leaving it to soak overnight.

  • Wash away all the mould and grout

The brown and green stains in between your bathroom tiles can be quite an awful sight. Use an old toothbrush and some bleach for some DIY solutions to bathroom mould. For bathroom groat, mix a paste comprising of one part of water and three parts of bicarbonate of soda to apply in between the tiles. After 15 minutes, give it a little scrub to rid of excess grout before rinsing it with warm water.

  • Cleaning the shower

Now, it’s time to clean up the main part of your bathroom, the shower. Start with the shower door track by using a cleaning brush and rinsing it with vinegar and warm water. Consider investing in a squeegee for just £1 to treat yourself to a smear-free screen.

Limescale deposits can really restrict your water flow from your shower head. That’s why it’s so important to give your showerhead that cleaning it deserves every once in a while. Simply unscrew your shower head nozzle and soak it in a plastic bag filled with a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water. After three hours, rinse the nozzle thoroughly and check if the water current is consistent and efficient. For a more professional and thorough cleanse, you can also opt for cleaning products to prevent limescale and soap scum from accumulating.

Besides your shower head, you will also need to keep your shower panels squeaky clean by providing it constant attention. Some soap deposits can get accumulated on your shower and an easy solution to this is to switch to liquid shower gels or neutral pH balance soaps. While this may not remove the problem entirely, it can help to minimize the issue.

  • Cleaning the toilet

Most people dread cleaning the toilet bowl but it’s actually a hassle-free process and shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes. Firstly, mix a cup of white vinegar with a quarter cup of bicarbonate of soda to apply on your toilet bowl for a good 10 minutes before flushing. Secondly, add in a toilet bowl cleaner tablet to leave overnight. By morning, you should be able to find your toilet sparkling new again. For the more stubborn stains that come from limescale and rust, use some professional limescale remover while wearing safety eye protection and gloves. These professional limescale removers have stronger effects as compared to your natural solutions.

  • Clearing out your pipes

Debris such as hair, dirt and food can build up in your waste pipes when you shower or wash your hands. While this build-up of unwanted substances can’t be seen most of the time, it can lead to pipe blockages. To prevent this, pour boiling hot water down the drain and a second dosage after a few minutes. If you’re already facing a blockage, purchase a sink unblocker to clear out the pipe blockage.

  • Cleaning the sink

Just like your toilet bowl and shower, the bathroom sink is used on a daily basis and thus requires a quick wipe daily. This will definitely help you reduce the frequency of regular deep cleanings. You’ll also want to protect your sinks from grout lines by applying a penetrating grout sealer about one or two times a year. If you notice damages to your sink, use a grout knife to scrape a small area of grout out before replacing it. Last but not least, dilute a few drops of tea tree oil in a cup of water to form a cleaning solution. Spray the solution on to your bathroom sink to eliminate the mould and add a finishing touch in the form of a refreshing smell.

Conclusion

With that, you’re ready to clean your bathroom. With these steps, you’re sure to benefit from a more clean and enjoyable experience in the toilet.

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