It is time to give your bathroom a deep cleaning?
The Lawhead Team would like to share these tricks for a clean and shiny bathroom from Nourishing Joy.
Tip #1: For bathroom faucets that really shine, wipe down faucets and similar surfaces first with a slightly damp cloth, then buff with a dry towel. I like to do this at the end of each day with a used handtowel and washcloth, then toss them in the laundry bag and place out fresh towels. Doing double duty makes me feel like a smart mama.
Tip #2: Use floss to get the grimies out of anywhere around your faucet or toilet handle that look, well… grimy.
Tip #3: Save old toothbrushes to scrub small and hard-to-reach places in the bathroom, such as shower door rails, the tops and bottoms of baseboards, heater vents, and those pesky fan covers that are always hard to reach.
Tip #4: To clean showerheads, pour an ample amount of white vinegar into a plastic produce bag or plastic zippered bag (large enough to fully submerge the showerhead nozzle) and tie it in place for an overnight soaking. Remove it in the morning and run the water to rinse. You can also use one of your saved toothbrushes from Tip #3 to scrub away loosened minerals and other build-up, if necessary.
Tip #5: Refresh plastic shower curtains and liners by placing them in the washing machine with a few old towels, which act as scrubbers to help get rid of soap scum and mildew. Wash on warm with a normal amount of detergent. Rehang to dry.
Tip #6: Scrub away soap scum and bathtub rings with eggshells or other natural abrasives you have around the house. A loofah sponge also works wonders in the bathroom.
Tip #7: Clean your toilet brush by dumping 1 cup of washing soda, 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide, and 1/2 cup white vinegar into the water of the toilet bowl and letting the brush sit in the mixture for several hours. Flush and rinse the brush in the fresh water, then let the brush dry by laying the brush across one part of the seat so that brush itself hangs over the water, then closing the lid to hold the brush in place.
Tip #8: Clear scum and build-up out of your drains by spooning 1 cup baking soda into the drain, trying to get it as far down the pipe as possible, then pour 1 cup white vinegar down the drain and let it fizz for 5-10 minutes. Pour 1 kettle of boiling water over to flush.
Tip #9: To make mirrors shine in your bathroom, use vodka or isopropyl alcohol. I make my glass and window cleaner with 1 part vodka, 1 part white vinegar, and 2 parts distilled water. Spray, wipe, then buff with a lint-free cloth for a perfectly streak-free shine.
Tip #10: Sliding shower door tracks can be infuriating to get really clean, but no more! After you’ve wiped away as much gunk as you can with a sponge or a cloth, spritz the tracks with all-purpose cleaner, then place a thin, sturdy cloth over a flat-head screwdriver or a pointed chopstick and scrub all the way into the crevices along each side. You can sprinkle very lightly with baking soda if you need a bit more oomph. I like to finish this by running a cotton-tipped swab along the length of the crevice. Wipe and rinse until all the grime residue is gone, then spray lightly with WD-40 or rub with coconut oil for a smoother glide, if necessary.
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