Easy and Essential Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Sink and FlowerDo you know that a bathroom can reflect your personality? Someone’s habit can be seen from the way he or she takes care of the bathroom. If you don’t want to use chemical substances contained in the cleaning liquid, you can try some simple tips below to clean every corner of your bathroom.

Wall and Floor
Some soap scum which stick to the wall and floor for a long period can cause dirt. If you rarely clean it, yellow stains will appear. It will get worse when moss also appears due to the humidity. The following are some ways to deal with this problem.

  • Pour the soapy water on the stain and rub it with a pumice stone. Then rinse it with water
  • Sprinkle powdered chlorine and leave it for 30 minutes up to 1 hour until it becomes frothy. Rinse it with water and brush with soapy water. Rinse it again with water.
  • Sprinkle citric acid (can be bought at cake shops) on the tiles which have been soaked with water and leave it for 1 hour. Rinse it with water and wipe it dry.

Your drainage will be easily clogged if it there are dirt or clumps of hair in it. Don’t let any dirt make the drainage clogged and the bathroom flooded with dirty water. Pour 50-60mg of baking soda into the drainage. And then, add white vinegar with the same amount. Wait for 15 minutes and pour a pot of boiling water into it. Rinse it with a bucket of water in a normal temperature.

We often use a curtain to divide the wet area and the dry one. Meanwhile, a shower curtain is a place of germs and bacteria to breed. Millions of microbes can occupy every inch of the bathroom. What we can do is washing the shower curtain with warm water which is mixed with soap, at least once every two weeks. Every time you take a shower, get used to let the curtain hang freely without any folded part so that the bacteria do not have the opportunity to live.

Don’t think that the showerhead is free from bacteria since the water is always flowing through it. There is a type of bacteria that can nest in the showerhead and are dangerous for our lungs. If you have a hand held showerhead, you can clean it in this way: Soak the showerhead in a small bucket containing the mixture of water and vinegar for 30 minutes up to 1 hour. After throwing away the water and vinegar, rinse the showerhead under the running water. And then, turn on the shower for 30 seconds to remove any remaining vinegar. Clean any remaining dirt in the tiny holes where water comes out with a toothpick or cotton bud.

To clean the toilet you can use a mixture of vinegar and water splashed across the toilet surface. After leaving it for a while, rinse it with warm water and brush it with soapy water. Re-rinse it and finally wipe it with disinfectant liquid. If the toilet is clogged, there is actually a first aid which is easy to do. Take 1 kilogram of salt which has been finely ground and sprinkle it into the toilet hole. Flush it to make the water flows smoothly.

The cleanliness of a faucet is often forgotten. Meanwhile, we rely heavily on the water flowing through the faucet. If it is clogged, we can treat it like the shower head. Simply soak it in the vinegar and water mixture. Yet, if you don’t want to take the faucet off, you can simply rub it with the vinegar using cotton. Leave it for 30 minutes – 1 hour until the stain dissolves. Rinse it with warm water and turn on the faucet for 30 seconds. When doing this, make sure that there is no water stored in the bathtub.

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