Your bathroom gets tons of action. One minute it’s neat, the next it looks like a tornado hit it at full force — so it’s probably not your favourite room within the house to clean.
But we’re of the mind that when kept neat, this personal space can actually be an oasis — an area to disconnect and recharge while you shower, soak within the bath, or substitute front of the mirror for your daily exhortation.
So rather than letting your anxiety about cleaning this well-visited space build up until you’re left with no other option but to try a significant, time-consuming deep clean, we propose staying ahead of the grime and clutter with little weekly or daily cleaning habits just like the ones below.
Here, we’ve rounded up the cleverest cleaning hacks for every part of your bathroom — plus how often you ought to do it.

Blocked drains?

No matter where it happens, a clogged drain may be a nuisance. Fortunately, it’s often an easy fix that homeowners can complete themselves. Here’s a simple way to fix this problem.

1. Remove the drain cover if you have one.
2. Remove the clump of grease, grime, dirt and hair on top of the drain pipe.
3. Next pour in ½ cup of salt
4. Add ½ cup baking soda on top
5. Pour ½ cup of vinegar on your salt and baking soda.
6. Wait 10 minutes
7. then pour in 2 quarts of boiling water
8. Now it’s not clogged

Stained grout? Here’s a different use for toilet bowl cleaner

Using household products, a touch of effort, and this guide to clean grout, you will whiten the lines between tiles once more.
Tile is gorgeous, durable, and usually easy to wash, but cleaning grout? That’s a special story. due to its typically light colouring and porous composition, grout is susceptible to staining. During a tiled entry or mudroom, dirt and dirt are the standard culprits, while within the kitchen, spills are more likely responsible. Within the bathroom, homeowners must deal with mold and mildew.
Fortunately, it’s possible to wash and restore your grout using common household products and a touch of effort.
Before you start, remember that with any cleaning project, it’s always best to start with the mildest cleaning solution. When unsure of which grout cleaner to use, test it in a hidden spot—under an appliance within the kitchen, or behind the restroom within the bathroom.

1. Scrub with toilet bowl cleaner and a plastic bristled brush.
2. Scrub until the grout stains clear then rinse off and the grout will look good as new.

Are your tubs water jets crusty and not spraying correctly?

Mineral buildup is the usual culprit behind clogged spouts and uneven water flow. All it takes are a couple of regular home items to knock it out yourself.

1. Scrub the entire tub with baking soda.
2. Without rinsing the baking soda, fill the tub with water making sure the water covers the jets
3. Pour 3 cups of white vinegar into the tub
4. Turn on the jets and run for 3 minutes
5. Empty the water from the tub.
6. Depending on the amount of buildup in the jets, you might have to do this a few times until the jets no longer blow out the gunk that is in the pipes.

Are your shower doors greasy and dirty?

Dirty shower door glass and shower glass walls can make an otherwise clean bathroom look dirty. Unfortunately, cleaning shower glass isn’t as easy as grabbing a soapy sponge or glass cleaner and a cloth. But with a touch of cleaning know-how and determination, those water spots don’t stand a chance!

1. Wash it with some shampoo
2. The shampoo is made to cut grease and dirt from your hair. It does the same for a shower door. This works better than some expensive glass cleaners I’ve used in the past.

Vinegar Cleaning Gel (for cleaning Showers and Tubs)

Get the cleaning power of vinegar in gel form. This homemade lemon vinegar gel works great at cleaning and smells amazing too!

• Ingredients

1. 1/2 cup white distilled vinegar
2. 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch (you can also use Tapioca powder or Xanthan gum)
3. 10 drops lemon essential oil (optional)

• How to Make

1. Add the vinegar and cornstarch to a saucepan and stir together.
2. Using medium-low heat, frequently whisk the ingredients in the pan for about 7 to 10 minutes.
3. When the mixture abruptly starts to thicken and cling to the whisk, remove from heat and let it cool.
4. Stir in essential oils a minute or two after bringing it off the heat.
5. Store in an air-tight container.

• Why Use a Vinegar Gel?

1. Often you have soap scum, grime and maybe even mildew or mold on places that need a cleaner to stick and soak. Such as:

• Shower walls
• Shower doors
• Faucets
• Any vertical surfaces

2. Sure, you can spray liquid cleaner on these surfaces but it will drip down off of them immediately. This means you don’t get the long-lasting cleaning benefit of having the product stay on the surface to dissolve soap scum and grime.

• Helpful Tips

1. Don’t add cornstarch to hot vinegar. It will just clump and become a big mess.
2. This cleaner does leave a bit of a residue but you can just rinse it away.

Getting rid of mold on grout.

 

There are no two ways about it: black mold is gross. In our generally white showers and bathtubs, black mold can show quickly and be difficult to completely remove once it’s appeared.

After a touch more information about what black mold is and its actual risks to your health, we’ll cover a number of the ways you’ll prevent, control and take away black mold from even the ickiest corners of your bathroom without a huge amount of your time or energy spent scrubbing.

• Clean using hydrogen peroxide and baking soda.

1. Pour hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle and generously spray all of the moldy areas.
2. Dip a stiff brush into baking soda and scrub

Hack for Stubborn grout stains?
Cementitious grout, as you’ll have observed, is porous so it can absorb a stain.

1. Wearing gloves, generously apply toilet bowl cleaner with bleach to the grout lines.
2. Scrub with a stiff brush

DIY Soft Scrub Recipe for Cleaning Ceramic Sinks and Bathtubs

Soft Scrub Total All Purpose Bath & Kitchen Cleaner cleans surfaces within the bathroom, kitchen and throughout the house.

Lemon Soft Scrub Recipe

1. You will need

• baking soda
• liquid Castille soap
• lemon essential oils
• little water

2. Mix them and place them in an airtight container.
3. Dab a little on a wet cloth and scrub your sink or tub gently.

Tired of bathing or showering and having your mirror fog up?

Here’s how to stop your mirror from fogging up using a few Homemade Solutions. The only issue is these need to be used regularly to keep your mirror in the best condition.

1. Shaving cream, toothpaste, laundry detergent and soap (bar or liquid)

• Wipe a layer of your chosen product over the glass and then buff until the product is clear. However, this method may leave some slight cloudiness or marks on the glass.

2. Vinegar solution

• Use a mixture of ½ vinegar, ½ water and a few drops of soap to wipe onto the mirror. Don’t worry about the smell it will go away after about an hour.

3. Car Wax and Window De-Fogger

• Apply to the mirror, and wipe them off as you would do with your car.

4. Blow Dryer

• A simple way to remove the fog without applying products to your mirror is to use your hairdryer and point it at your mirror till the fog clears.

Homemade DIY Toilet bomb

Here are the natural bowl cleaner ingredients you’ll need to make a homemade bowl cleaner bomb.

• Ingredients and materials

1. 1 cup Baking Soda
2. ¼ Cup Citric Acid
3. 1 Tablespoon Dish Liquid (any brand)
4. Ice Cube Tray (Silicone will make removing the bombs easier)
5. Airtight Jar or Container for storage
6. Large bowl.
7. Your hands, a spoon or a whisk.

• Instructions

1. Add 1 cup baking soda to a large bowl.
2. Next, add ¼ cup of Citric Acid.
3. Squirt in 1 tablespoon of dish liquid
4. Mix well using your hands, a spoon or a whisk.
5. Now press the mixture into your molds or an ice cube tray, wipe any excess away.
6. P.S. Expanding is normal. If it expands over the edge of the mold scrape the excess into the bowl. If you have excess, seal into a Ziplock bag to use when your molds are empty.
7. Let them dry for at least 4 hours or overnight or until they are completely dry, gently remove them and store them in an airtight container.
8. To clean and deodorize your toilet, simply add a toilet bomb into your toilet bowl.
9. Let it fizz and sit for a while to remove all buildup from inside the toilet.
10. Toilet cleaning is easy and hands-free with these bombs!