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10 Bathroom Cleaning Lifehacks You Didn't Know You Needed

Love your bathroom, but hate cleaning? These bathroom cleaning lifehacks will make your life way easier.

By Sasha KonikovoPublished 6 years ago 4 min read

Bathrooms are strange places. They are the place we get clean, but are often the filthiest room in our homes. Even if you love trying out DIY bathroom ideas, you have to admit this place can get really gross, really quick.

While many of us may enjoy cleaning our homes, it's not unheard of for cleaning fans to actively avoid bathroom cleaning due to the sheer amount of scrubbing you have to do.

People who don't like the idea of spending too much time cleaning the tub and the sink need not worry. You can, in fact, cut your bathroom cleaning time down in half if you know these epic bathroom cleaning lifehacks.

Everyone hates scrubbing the tub, which is why this is one of the most popular bathroom cleaning tips you'll ever read. You will cry tears of joy when you realize you can clean your bathroom in a couple of minutes.

To clean your tub and shower effortlessly, grab a bottle of dish soap and squirt it all over your tub and tile. Then, use a CLEAN (never used) broom to brush the soap around. The grease-fighting power of the soap combined with strong broom bristles work wonders for getting rid of soap scum.

Once you're done brushing stuff around, use the shower head to rinse it all away.

Bathroom vents are not easy to clean and are often forgotten during a typical cleaning routine. This is a shame, since it can often be the place where dust congregates.

To clean your bathroom exhaust fan, grab a vacuum and get ready to remove some parts. Trust us, this is one of the best cleaning lifehacks you can learn.

Baking soda and vinegar science to the rescue! If you have windows that magically seem to gather mold, dirt, and grime, the easiest way to get that stuff to go away is to add baking soda and vinegar to the tracks. It'll foam for a bit, then a quick wipe away will be enough to get rid of that dirt for good.

You can also use this cleaning lifehack to clean your bathroom's shower and tub too.

Vinegar is the ultimate grime killer, and if you have a lot of calcium deposits on your shower head, this leads to one of the best bathroom cleaning lifehacks you can know.

To get rid of the buildup, fill a waterproof plastic bag with white vinegar. Then, tie the bag around the shower head so that it can soak for 10 minutes or so. When it's done soaking, the scales will come right off.

Dryer sheets are incredibly useful cleaning tools. They make appearances on lists of lifehacks for pet hair removal, odor reduction, and even car detailing. Unsurprisingly, there are also bathroom cleaning tips that show you how to reuse dryer sheets for a little extra cleaning power too.

When you want to keep your bathroom faucets looking pristine, grab an old dryer sheet and use it to polish them. The sheets pick up grime and buildup, leaving your faucets and nobs looking perfect.

Shower buildup seems to be a fact of life, doesn't it? Well, it is—but you don't have to clean it away day after day. If you use Rain-X on your shower doors and walls, you'll have less buildup. This, in turn, means you'll have to clean your shower less frequently.

Oddly enough, spraying this stuff on your shower also works well if you just don't want to scrub away grime. Go figure.

Lemon's acidic nature is perfect for breaking up calcium deposits left by hard water. Its antibacterial nature also makes it great for sanitizing stuff while kicking hard water stains to the curb, too.

If you're looking for all-natural bathroom cleaning lifehacks, just use a lemon to break away hard water stains on your sink, tub, and faucets. If you need extra scrubbing power, dip the lemon in salt before you rub it.

It's not surprising that lemon power is so good for polishing chrome. Lemons are so good at cleaning, they can even be used for whitening your teeth.

Cleaning can often only be done with a little elbow grease—or so they say. You can now cut your scrubbing time into seconds by adding a stiff brush to the end of a power drill.

Once you add a stiff brush to a power drill, you can simply use the drill to brush away grout and grime when regular scrubbing would be exhausting and time-consuming. If you use other cleaning lifehacks along with this little tip, you should expect to see people ask how you keep your bathroom spotless.

Want sparkling chrome but don't have a lemon lying around the house? Not a problem. Just use a dollop of baby oil on a soft cloth to buff away the dullness on your faucets.

While we're talking about bathroom cleaning lifehacks, we should also make note of how important it is to clean drains. Having slow or clogged drains is an easy way to end up with flooding in the bathroom—or drain flies.

To clear out your drains, you will need four tablets of Alka-Seltzer, a cup of vinegar, and boiling water. Crush up the tablets and pour the dust down the drain. Then, pour the vinegar down the drain. This will remove grime and cut through grease.

Once everything has been dislodged by the tablets and vinegar, flush it down with boiling water. Ta da! Clear drains!


About the Creator

Sasha Konikovo

Born in the Ukraine and currently a citizen of New York City, Sasha Konikovo has become obsessed with makeup, fashion, and anything that keeps her svelte figure looking sharp. She hopes to marry a billionaire and have a lifestyle like Paris Hilton soon enough.

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