Easy Bathroom Cleaning
Clean after a steamy bath or shower. The walls, fixtures, etc., will be much easier to clean because the steam will have loosened the dirt.
- For light stains, rub with a fresh cut lemon.
- For dark stains (like rust) rub with a paste of borax and lemon juice.
- To avoid bathtub rings, don't use oily bath preparations. Use a water softener if you live in a hard-water area. Rinse the tub immediately after bathing.
- If a ring does form, wipe it off with undiluted ammonia (wear rubber gloves) or a wet sponge generously sprinkled with baking soda. Rinse clean and wipe dry. For a more stubborn stain, scour with automatic dishwashing detergent or rub with a cloth dipped in vinegar.
- Clean the toilet bowl while you're away by pouring in 1/4 cup bleach and leaving it until you return.
- Keep the toilet bowl ring-free by pouring a half-gallon of white vinegar in it once a month. Let it soak overnight before flushing.
- Don't use bleach if you're already using a tank-held cleaner that's released when the toilet is flushed. The two may react chemically.
- To avoid clogging and odors, pour one cup baking soda down the bowl weekly.
Can't get to that dirt in the corner? Make a pointed tool by cutting an old whisk broom at a 45 degree angle.
If you have a small bathroom or a tile entrance and don't have time to bother with a scrub bucket, just use an all purpose spray cleaner and a damp sponge for quick clean up.
To freshen drain, pour 1/4 to 1/2 box of baking soda down the drain, add 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Cover drain tightly for a few minutes and flush with cold water.
Wipe a stainless steel sink with vinegar or a touch of oil on a cloth to make the sink sparkle.