Don’t you just love to clean your bathroom? No? It’s not my favorite space to clean either. Thinking about what we put this room through every day, it’s no surprise that it’s by far the dirtiest and messiest area in the house.
We all know the importance of keeping the bathroom clean for keeping you and your family away from germs and viruses that may cause sickness. Still, many of us put it off until the last minute because it can be such a pain to clean. And don’t even get me started on the odors, the mildew, and the surfaces that are so difficult to get sparkling clean.
But making the bathroom sparkle and shine (and sanitized) doesn’t have to be the hard work we make it out to be. These 7 tips for when you want to green clean your bathroom can help you get your bathroom perfectly clean without having to spend a lot of time and elbow grease on it.
Bring the sparkle back to your bathroom by following these seven tips which help you clean your bathroom without using toxins!
Use Vinegar To Clean Your Shower Head
Have you noticed the hard water stains on your shower head? It looks pretty gross and it’s not really something you want to see on the item that’s supposed to make you clean.If you want to get rid of the stains as quickly as possible, all you need is a plastic bag and some vinegar.
Fill the plastic bag with 1 cup water and 1 cup vinegar, and secure the plastic bag over your shower head with a rubber band or twist-tie so that the shower head is submerged in the mixture inside the bag. Leave it overnight and let the mixture do its magic. In the morning, take the bag off and rinse by running a hot water shower and enjoy a nice shower with your spotless shower head!
Polish Your Faucet
After a while, your faucet will get spots and stains that you can’t get rid of by just scrubbing with soap and water. This is not how you want your faucet to look, and each time you’re washing your hands or brushing your teeth, that piece of spotted steel almost seems to be laughing at you.
Make your chrome or stainless steel faucet look brand new again and remove the spots and stains with baby oil. Pour a few drops of oil on a cloth and rub onto your faucet. This will help prevent water spots in the future and you can finally get peace and think of something else every time you need to wash your hands!
You could also use a lemon. Just cut one in half, then gently open the centre of the cut half up. Press the lemon onto the end of the faucet, then secure a small plastic bag around the faucet. Leave for a few hours and then remove and wash clean.
Get Rid of Grout & Dirt With Baking Soda
You can sweep and mop your bathroom floors on a daily basis, but you’re still going to get grout and dirt on them. But there’s actually a surprisingly easy way to clean your mouldy shower tiles and grout without using any harsh chemical cleaners.
Just mix equal parts bleach or vinegar and water in a spray bottle to make a cleaning solution. Spray your tiles and grout, allow it to dry completely, then rinse. For tough black spots, make a paste of 1/4 cup of bleach and 3/4 cup of baking soda, then attack the mould between your tiles with an old toothbrush. Wipe the tiles clean and you’ll have a beautiful dirt-free floor!
Use Dryer Sheet to Clean Your Glass Shower Doors
If you have a glass door in your shower room, then you probably know the pain of removing soap scum from it. You can get rid of the soap scum on your shower doors, eventually, if you use a natural, all-purpose bathroom cleaner and a lot of elbow grease. But this simple and easy hack will make it so much easier for you to clean your glass doors.
Take a dryer sheet and rub it over all the soap scum on your dry glass shower doors. The tricky spots should begin to slough off. Dryer sheets, unlike traditional cleaners, contain ingredients that are known to help absorb things like static, hair and scum!
Another easy method is to put a cup of white vinegar in a microwaveable jug. Heat for about 30 seconds and then pour into a spray bottle. Add a squirt of dishwashing detergent and seal the lid. Give it a little shake before spray your glass shower screens. Leave for about 5 minutes, then spray off. For heavy soap scum, you may need to repeat.
Get a Streak-Free Mirror
Mirrors become completely useless when you can’t see yourself clearly and since mirrors reflect dirt and stains, it becomes very obvious when the mirror is dirty. Bathroom mirrors have a way of getting messy quickly with the water stains, fingerprints, toothpaste splatter, and whatnot!
Black tea isn’t only good for drinking, it can be used to keep your mirrors clean and streak-free as well. The tannic acid in black tea acts as a cleaning agent to dissolve dirt, grease, and grime. Brew a cup of tea and let half of it cool down. Dip a cloth into the brewed tea and use it to buff the mirror and you should finally be able to see yourself clearly!
If you use essential oils, this Glass and Mirror Cleaner does a great job as well. Just spray and wipe off with newspaper for the best results.
Clean Bath Toys With Vinegar
Bath toys become really filthy after spending time in soapy bath water. We assume that the water will wash away any grime and mold, but just like your shower and bathtub need to be cleaned regularly, so does your children’s bath toys.
Spread the bath toys out in the bathtub and spray them down with a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water. Let them sit for 15 minutes before wiping them down with a damp cloth or microfibre cloth. You don’t need to use bleach to get rid of mould in your children’s bath toys. Vinegar is great for killing mould and germs and is a much safer and effective alternative to bleach!
Make Your Toilet Clean
I think we can all agree that a toilet should be clean because no one likes to sit down on a dirty toilet.But cleaning the toilet until it’s spotless takes so much time and after scrubbing the life out of you with unhealthy chemicals, all you’re left with is a feeling of intoxication.
A simpler and effective alternative to cleaning your toilet without harsh chemicals is to take a grapefruit and sprinkle the top of it with salt. Scrub the grapefruit/salt combo around the toilet bowl and let sit for 10 minutes. Repeat the procedure if the toilet is still dirty. Finish by rinsing the bowl and enjoy the smell of fresh citrus in your bathroom!
This toilet bowl cleaner is another quick and easy way to clean your toilet. For a quick freshen up mid-cleans, these toilet cleaning bombs keep your toilet sparkling and smelly lovely. Just pop one in the toilet bowl, leave for a few minutes until it stops bubbling, then give the toilet a quick scrub and flush.
Even though your bathroom often is the smallest room in your home, it still easily gets quite dirty and filthy fast! Implement these 7 tips the next time it’s time to green clean your bathroom without toxins. There’s no need to spend a whole lot of time and effort cleaning your bathroom, so give these tips a try to keep your bathroom sparkling. After it’s clean, you could relax with these calming lavender bath bombs or this easy peppermint foot soak.