Keeping Your Home Super Clean

Bathroom Cleaning Tips Everyone Can Use

by Jordan Horton

When it comes to bathroom cleaning, you want to ensure the surfaces don't just look clean but are also hygienic and safe for your family to use. This will mean doing more than just wiping down surfaces with a wet rag and polishing those surfaces until they shine; you need to ensure you're getting a deep clean every time you tackle the bathroom. To ensure that this space in your home is clean and always looking its best, note a few bathroom cleaning tips you'll want to consider.

Use baking soda for grout

Grout can be difficult to clean thoroughly, as the material is somewhat soft and porous; this allows germs and bacteria to seep into the grout and get trapped, making them harder to clean and remove. A good way to tackle grout without having to soak it in bleach is to create a baking soda paste. Mix baking soda with warm water until it forms a thick paste, and use an old toothbrush to scrub this paste along grout lines. This paste will seep into the grout and clean dirt, germs and bacteria and will get the surface thoroughly clean.

Use vinegar for hard water stains

Bleach doesn't necessarily remove hard water stains from shower glass or taps, and hard water cleaners can be very caustic, causing damage to these surfaces. Instead, mix a small amount of vinegar in water and put this in a spray bottle. You can spray this over the taps and glass shower screen. Let it soak for several minutes. Use a warm, damp rag to rinse, and the taps and glass should be sparkling clean and hygienic.

Use a hand vac on the floor

Sweeping the bathroom floor may not remove all the dirt and dust that has seeped into the pores and pits of floor tile, and a vacuum cleaner might be so heavy that it actually scratches the floor. A better solution is to use a hand vac; this will suck up all the hair and dirt that gets trapped in flooring tile without damaging the tile surface. You can then mop the floor with a disinfectant or with a vinegar and water solution for added cleaning.

Makeup cleanser

To clean the inside of the sink without causing scratches or damage, use a liquid makeup cleanser or remover. Soak a cotton pad with the makeup remover and then rub this over the sink's surface. This will remove any hardened makeup splatters, toothpaste, germs and other such debris from the sink without causing scratches or discolouring the porcelain.