Bathroom Cleaning Hacks

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There’s nothing quite like taking a long, luxurious bath in the evening or enjoying a cool shower on a hot summer’s day. To really make a relaxing haven of your bathroom, it’s best to keep it in tip-top shape. We’ve compiled a list of bathroom cleaning hacks that will make cleaning your bathroom a breeze.

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Tiles & Grouting

Over time, a shower’s tiles and grouting are likely to build up a layer of stubborn grime. To ensure clean and shiny shower tiles, mix two-parts baking soda and one to two parts water into a fine paste. Then grab a toothbrush or stiff-wired brush. Scrub the tiles and grouting with the solution and your shower will shine in no time!

If you don’t have the above ingredients, try using whitening toothpaste. You’ll discover that it cleans tiles and sinks just as well as it cleans teeth!


Thanks to the steam from showers and baths, a little mildew is inevitable even in the cleanest of bathrooms. A solution of water and white vinegar can be used to scrub it away from around your tub and shower. Do this every so often to avoid build-up in the future.

Shower Doors & Curtains

To keep soap residue at bay, fill a spray bottle with vinegar and spray it on glass doors after showering. After leaving it to soak for about 30 seconds, scrub it with a sponge. Alternatively, furniture polish can remove the soap residue and create a protective layer against future build-ups.

If you have a shower curtain, mildew can be eliminated by mixing two tablespoons of washing-up liquid with household bleach and spraying it on the affected area(s).


You’ve probably been dreading this part, but don’t worry, we’ve compiled some hands-off approaches to make your toilet sparklingly clean! Stains below the waterline can be eliminated by dropping two effervescent antacid tablets into the bowl and leaving it for an hour to dissolve. The bubbling mixture should remove any lingering grime from the porcelain. Alternatively, a ¼ cup of tooth-whitening mouthwash or a can of cola has a similar effect!


A clean bath is an attractive centrepiece, but a stained bath can be an eyesore. To remove persistent stains from your tub, take half a grapefruit. Apply salt to the fruit and scrub the stains away. After rinsing, your bathtub will be restored to its original, gleaming condition.

Taps & Fixtures

To keep your taps and fixtures bright and shiny, apply baby oil to a soft cloth and polish them until they gleam! If you find rust rings on any porcelain, this can be remedied by scrubbing away the residue and applying clear nail polish to the rusted fixtures. The coating should stop it from rusting further and from leaving new rust rings on your freshly cleaned porcelain.

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We’ve more cleaning tips in our cleaning hacks series! For your kitchen click here or for your living room click here.

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