Cleaning your bathroom can be dreadful and a hassle, but it is something that you have to do. Cleaning can be fun if you put on some music and don’t look at it as a chore. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some grandma tips for cleaning your bathroom.
1. Eliminate limescale deposits
In a bathroom, lime deposits are inevitable. They can be found on faucets and showerheads, for example. There is no need to use chemical household products to get rid of these deposits. Opt for lemon. Sprinkle lemon juice on your faucets and showerhead and leave it on for a few minutes before rinsing.
To descale a showerhead, you can also unscrew it from its holder and immerse it in a container of white vinegar. Leave it overnight. If your showerhead doesn’t come off the shower column, one trick is to fill an airtight bag with white vinegar and hang it with a rubber band around the showerhead.
2. Clean and shine your tiles
Our grandmothers had no shortage of tricks to clean and shine the tiles, which are very present in a bathroom. In particular with the very simple use of washing-up liquid. A very effective product mixed with hot water in a sprayer. Simply spray it on the wall or floor tiles in your bathroom and leave it on for two or three hours. After that time, scrub the surface with a sponge and rinse.
3. Wash the shower curtain
The shower curtain is very exposed to limescale and moisture. It stains easily and tends to blacken due to mold. You can restore its youth simply with water mixed with soap. Unhook your curtain and rub it with a sponge soaked in this mixture. If it is very stained, you can also scrub it with a brush with white vinegar, among other things, to remove the mold. Then put it in the washing machine at 30 degrees.
4. Removing mold from tile grout
It’s easy to remove unsightly black mold from bathroom tile grout. Several solutions:
- Mix with water, either claystone or baking soda.
- Rub the blackened joints with this mixture using a toothbrush and let it sit for an hour.
To restore the whiteness of the joints after cleaning them, use a cotton swab soaked in hydrogen peroxide or half a lemon with coarse salt.
5. Clean mirrors and windows
There are several grandmotherly tricks for cleaning and removing streaks from bathroom mirrors and windows. The first is to wet these surfaces and rub them with newspaper. The other tip involves using a mixture of water and white vinegar, dishwashing liquid, or lemon juice. Spray your mirrors and windows with one of these mixtures, clean with a sponge, and wipe with a clean cloth.
6. Disinfect toilets
If you have a toilet in your bathroom, consider some simple tricks to disinfect it. Scrubbing with black soap, Marseille soap, or white vinegar will thoroughly clean your toilet, but it will also kill any germs present.
7. Eliminate bad odors from bathroom drains
The bathroom is the room where many pipes are present, between those of the bathtub, the shower, the sink, and sometimes those of the toilet. And often, they are at the origin of bad smells in this room that we like clean and healthy. So think of white vinegar, the ideal trick to fight these inconveniences. You can pour it down any drain.
This miracle product will eradicate bad smells with the added benefit of disinfecting. To go even further and sanitize your pipes, prepare a mixture of four tablespoons of baking soda and boiling water. Gently pour it into your shower, bathtub, or sink trap.
8. Shine your faucets
Faucets are the unavoidable seat of bacteria and limescale. Therefore, it is advisable to clean them regularly and disinfect them. To do this, rub your taps with half a lemon. In addition to cleaning them thoroughly, the lemon will help make them shine. For stubborn limescale marks, use white vinegar instead.
9. Clean shower enclosures
Whether the shower enclosures are made of glass, plexiglass, or plastic, it is recommended to remove all traces of limescale after each use with a scraper and dry them immediately. Despite these precautions, traces of mold or scale can appear. Simply apply hot white vinegar or lemon juice to get rid of them.
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