These top bathroom cleaning tips and tricks will ensure the most used room in your home is kept spotless and sparkling.
The bathroom can easily get dirty, but with regular deep cleaning you can easily keep grime and bacteria at bay. To keep your bathroom looking in top condition you’ll need to put in a bit of elbow grease, and you don’t always have to reach for the expensive bathroom cleaning products, some natural cleaning solutions can be found in the kitchen cupboard.
Cleaning bathroom taps
A cheap yet effective way to get your chrome bathroom taps sparkling is to take an old toothbrush and carefully scrub away the grime, and then rub with half a lemon. Lemon also provides a fab way to remove limescale too. Once you have finished cleaning, simply rinse and polish with a soft cloth; your taps will look brand new again!
Getting rid of bathroom mould
Mould is one of the most common bathroom problems, and is often caused by condensation. Not only does bathroom mould look unsightly, but it can even cause health problems, so it’s essential to tackle the issue as soon as possible. If there’s mould in the tile grout, it can be removed by dipping an old toothbrush into some bleach and scrubbing the area, or alternatively mix water and bicarbonate of soda to a paste, apply to the area, leave for 15 minutes and then scrub off. For more tips on how to clean grout read our handy guide.
Cleaning a shower curtain
The shower curtain easily becomes dirty, so banish mildew stains by using a very weak solution of bleach and water, or soak the curtain with washing powder in the bath. It’s worth checking the label on the shower curtain, as most can be put in the washing machine on a cool or delicate wash. Do this regularly to keep your shower curtain looking fresh. To prevent mould from growing on the shower curtain, keep it fully open instead of pushing it back, so it dries properly.
Cleaning with vinegar
With its acidic qualities, vinegar easily cuts through grime and effectively tackles limescale, making it the ideal ingredient for cleaning your bathroom. Make sure to use white vinegar, as the smell isn’t too overpowering. It’s recommended to dilute equal parts of vinegar and water, and use a plastic spray bottle, which allows you to effortlessly clean the tiles, bath, sink, mirror and the shower door.
Another key bathroom cleaning ingredient is bicarbonate of soda. A cheap bathroom cleaning product, bicarbonate of soda provides a great way to keep your bathroom squeaky clean. After each soak or shower, it’s always a good idea to rinse around the bath or enclosure with a handheld shower head to prevent soap scum and dirt from building up. The same also applies to your bathroom sink too, wiping it clean on a regular basis really helps to reduce the build-up of dirty marks
Cleaning a shower head
For those who live in a hard water area you’ll notice that limescale builds up very quickly, and it can block the small holes in the shower head. To get rid of limescale from the shower head, first unscrew the head and leave it to soak in bowl of diluted vinegar for about an hour or two, then if needed scrub with a stiff brush afterwards. Your shower head should be squeaky clean!
Keeping dust at bay
To keep any dust under control use a micro-fibre cloth, and use a feather duster for reaching areas that are high up. Do this often to prevent the build-up of dust in your bathroom.