7 Hacks for a Cleaner Bathroom

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The internet has seen it all; from hacks to create fires without using wood and firelighters, to learning how to be a cat’s best friend.

Hacks come in all forms. We often listen to our friends ramble about a specific bathroom cleaning product or method they've used that has worked wonders in their homes or removed the toughest stains. Some people also believe in DIY concoctions that they have shared through generations.

But what’s your secret to a cleaner home? Do you share original home cleaning tips with your friends and family?

If you already have a list of DIY methods that were passed on from previous generations then here are 7 cleaning hacks you could add to your list:

  1. Lemon is a great cleaning agent. If you’d like to get rid of grime and water spots on your chrome taps, rub the taps with fresh lemon. Doing so will remove residue and leave your bathroom or kitchen smelling fresh.

  2. Vinegar is not only for cooking –your bathroom could use it too. Fill a plastic bag with vinegar-water and cover your shower head with this bag. It will get rid of the rust and lime build-up caused by water.

  3. If you have kids in your home then you may know all about the urine smell that sometimes originates in the bathroom. Remove these smells by mixing together bicarbonate of soda, fresh lemon and vinegar into a spray bottle and spray all around your toilet seat and on the floor too.

  4. Sometimes rust forms on white surfaces in the bathroom. For an effective remedy that will almost-immediately remove rust, mix together a teaspoon of cream of tartar with water to form a paste. Use this mixture to lift off any rust and grime.

  5. Get rid of mould and grime that builds up in your shower. Form a paste with bicarbonate of soda and a bleach cleaning product and use an old toothbrush to scrub – paying particular attention to the inner corners and between the tiles. Allow the mixture to set overnight and then rinse with water.

  6. After you have cleaned chrome surfaces with lemon, polish them with baby oil to leave them looking brand new and smelling fresh.

  7. Forget about expensive air fresheners. It’s easier and more cost-effective to create your own. Simply mix fresh lemon juice and water in a spray bottle and voilà. You could also add your favourite essential oil for a more exotic aroma.

Following these tips will ensure you have a healthier family, cleaner home, and save money on purchasing expensive specialist detergents.