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Every once in a while we all find ourselves in a situation when we need to quickly clean the bathroom! Last minute guests that need a place to stay? You’re such a nice person for letting them stay at your place! You would prefer to completely clean out the bathroom but you don’t have the time! No worries! Here are a few hints that I’ve collected over the years that will save you time and still get the job done!
- Bleach and Water – This one is a bit obvious. Equal parts bleach and water in a spray bottle is as easy as it gets. Spray the mixture on any grout and grime and then let it set for 20 minutes while you move on to the rest of the bathroom. After the time is up just rinse away!
- Baby Wipes – I’ve used baby wipes to polish bathroom surfaces. Remember to use a dry cloth to finish the job once you’ve wiped everything down.
- Ammonia – You can kiss soap scum goodbye with just a tablespoon of ammonia in one gallon of warm water. Just be sure to rinse thoroughly when finished!
- Laundry Detergent – The secret to keeping mildew off your shower curtain is laundry detergent! Just wash your shower curtain and towels together. Add ½ cup of detergent and ½ cup of baking soda to your warm wash. If you are feeling extra spunky add a cup of white vinegar to the first rinse cycle. Take the shower curtain out before the spin cycle and hang up to dry!
- White Vinegar – Two cups of vinegar in your toilet bowl will keep it sparkling and smelling clean. Just let it sit overnight and bam! Clean toilet. I recommend doing this at least once a week!
- Wax – Wax paper is used as a shield against the onslaught of water and soap scum. Rub your fixtures with the wax paper to create an extremely thin barrier to help keep water and soap scum from sticking!
- Eucalyptus Oil – your bathroom tiles could use a few drops of eucalyptus oil! Mix a few drops with vinegar and a gallon of water. Soak some cleaning towels or rags in the mixture and cover the floor. Let them sit for 30 minutes and then pick them up.
Those are my cleaning tips! Do you have any that you would like to add?