Have you recently had a new bathroom fitted or are you a bit of a 'cleanaholic' and you want to keep your bathroom sparkly clean? Most people turn to brands like Flash and Mr Muscle to clean their bathroom without realising that the harsh bleaches and chemicals in these products will cause more damage over time.
Here are some natural cleaning hacks that you can use to clean your bathroom and keep it looking brand new for years to come. Now grab your rubber gloves and let's get scrubbing!
Tea on Bathroom Mirrors
It may seem unusual but black tea contains tannic acids which has a naturally low acidity that dissolves dirt and grime making it perfectly okay to use in your bathroom.
Pour some boiling water onto some tea bags and leave to brew and cool slightly. It's recommended to apply the tea to a cloth rather than directly on to the mirror, as this can damage the edge sealant on the glass.
Lemons on Chrome Taps
Lemon is great at tackling limescale. For limescale that is on your taps shower head and valves, very simply cut your lemon in half and run the lemon all over the item you want to clean. Leave the lemon on the tap for a while so that it can get to work and then rinse away with warm water and dry. You may need to repeat this process.
Vinegar and Baking Powder on Drains
Baking soda and hot water treatment will loosen up any grimy sludge that's hanging out at the bottom of your drain, and the chemical reaction with the vinegar will jolt it all loose.
Pour boiling water down your drain, followed by a half a cup of baking powder and one cup of vinegar. Plug the drain to let the reaction take hold for 5-10 minutes. Remove the plug and run the tap for a minute. Your drain should now look spotless.
Vinegar on the Shower Head
To make your shower head sparkling and clog-free, pour a solution of equal parts white wine vinegar and water into a plastic bag and wrap it around the shower head, tying it in place. There should be enough of the solution to cover the whole shower head, but not so much that the bag will overflow. Alternatively, if you have a hand shower place it in a bowl with an equal part of water and white wine vinegar. Leave for 30mins and rinse clean.
Clean Your Toilet with Bicarbonate Soda and Vinegar
Toilets can quickly look grotty so to keep it sparkly clean make a mixture of equal parts of bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar, pour it into and around the toilet, using a toilet brush to push it into the space beneath the rim. Leave for at least 15 minutes, give it a good scrub then flush. Repeat regularly for a sparkling toilet.
An Air Can To Clean an Extractor Fan
When your extractor fan is just too far for your vacuum to reach, then why not try a can of air? It's a quick and easy just spray onto your fan to break away the dust and wipe with a damp cloth, it'll look brand new.
The grapefruit, the salt and the clean tub
Cut the grapefruit in half and dip in some salt. Scrub all over your bathtub (not for acrylic baths). The result will be a grime-free tub that simply needs a wash down to remove the salt. It'll smell nice too!
Bathrooms can be a tiring job to keep clean but using these cleaning hacks should make it a breeze.
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