It’s not enough to scrub the bathroom floors. Dirt (and a whole lot of other disgusting things) can cling to bathroom curtains and cracks. Fixtures can get old and dull-looking, because of the exposure to damp. Soap scum can accumulate on the shower doors.Here are some simple ways to clean your bathroom and make it look its sparkly, shiny best.
1. Remove mildew from shower curtains
Shower curtains are admittedly difficult to clean because of the size. The quickest and easiest way is to spread them on the shower or bathroom floor. Then, get a bucket with bleach solution. The solution should be made of 1 gallon of warm water and half a cup of bleach. Put on a pair of rubber gloves (the bleach can irritate your skin) and then dip a sponge into a solution. Press the sponge against the shower curtains. This will destroy the mildew and remove the slimy soap scum. Rinse the curtain thoroughly before hanging it up again.
The bleach solution is too harsh for curtain liners. Instead, clean it in the washing machine with a mixture of water and half a cup of either vinegar or your preferred laundry detergent. Dry it by hanging in the sun or in your drier (set on low).
2. Bring back the shine of your brass fixtures
Don’t spend on those expensive brass cleaners—a paste made of equal amounts of baking soda and lemon juice can do just as good a job. Apply on the brass fixtures with an old toothbrush. Leave this for about 10 minutes and then use a clean rag to polish them back to their old glory.
3. Get into the cracks and corners
It can be hard to clean these nooks and crannies. Your best tool is an old toothbrush! Just apply bathroom cleaner on a thin rag, wrapped around the toothbrush bristles. Or, use the toothbrush to scrub the corner till the dirt gets loose, and then spray water to rinse the area.
4. Get rid of mineral deposits
Mineral deposits can accumulate on faucets. To get rid of them, just wet a kitchen towel with vinegar and then use these to swaddle the faucets. Leave overnight and then wash with a mixture of water and dishwashing soap. You can also scrub away stubborn spots with an old toothbrush.
Read our article on how to remove stubborn toilet bowl stains.
5. Remove soap scum from the shower doors
You can prevent these icky-looking spots with lemon oil furniture polish. The oil acts a shield that prevents soap scum rom clinging to the shower door. Another trick is to leave a squeegee in the shower and wiping off soap after each shower.
If your glass doors look filmy, the problem isn’t soap scum but mineral deposits. Get rid of this by mixing together baking soda, white vinegar and salt. Just spray the vinegar on the door and then rub a paste from baking soap and salt. Rinse with warm water.
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