Let’s be honest, no one particularly enjoys scrubbing away grime in the bathroom. Understandably, toilets and plugholes are not things you want to spend a long period of your weekend cleaning. So, if you’d like to avoid devoting lots of time to this gruelling chore, here are 7 unusual bathroom cleaning hacks to make the process as straightforward as possible and give your bathroom extra sparkle!
Believe it or not, tea can actually have other purposes than as a satisfying break-time brew. Apparently the tannic acid in black tea works wonders on your bathroom mirror, dissolving dirt and grime. Simply brew the tea and put in a spray bottle, then mist liberally over your mirror and wipe away with a lint-free cloth.
Try a Lemon
When life gives you lemons, clean your bathroom! Rubbing half a lemon over chrome taps or shower heads can actually help get rid of those pesky water spots, while leaving a clean, zesty scent. Simply cut a lemon in half and wipe where need be! If chrome fixtures still look dull, add a little baby oil for extra shine.
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Mix Vinegar and Baking Powder
Adding vinegar to baking powder creates a clever combination that can tackle any toilet grime. Simply mix together and throw into your toilet, use your toilet brush to scrub the inside of the bowl and add a natural glimmer and then flush for clean toilet water. This concoction can also take on any dirt in the sink or bath tub.
Don’t Forget Your Household Appliances
It seems like an obvious one, but don’t forget your dishwasher or washing machine when it comes to cleaning your bathroom. For example, instead of relentlessly scrubbing a shower curtain, simply pop it in the washing machine to get that good-as-new glimmer back without any hard work! Also bathroom accessories such as toothbrush holders or soap dishes can easily fit in your dishwasher.
Use Nail Polish
As bizarre as it sounds, applying a coat of clear nail polish to the bottom of certain cans can stop any rust getting on your countertops. For example, adding nail polish to a can of hairspray can prevent any chances of a ring of rust by the sink.
Tie a Bag of Vinegar to Your Shower Head
For a deep clean to your shower head, simply fill a plastic bag with one cup of water and one cup of vinegar and tie the bag around the shower head so it is immersed in the solution, you might need an elastic band to secure it in place. Leave to soak overnight then remove in the morning and rinse away.
Try Dryer Sheets
An unusual way to banish soap scum from your bathroom is to use dryer sheets. Simply sprinkle a dryer sheet with a few drops of water and rub it over your bath tub or shower door to remove any unwanted residue.
Can you think of any other unusual bathroom cleaning hacks we may have missed? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!