Quick, effective, and easy -- these tips will leave your bathroom sparkling in no time.
Heat up the bathroom
Crank up the temperature 10 degrees above normal when you're cleaning the bathroom. You can do this by turning on the hot shower or the hot tap in the tub. (Collect the water in a bucket if you're using the shower -- don't let it go to waste.) Heat makes alkaline cleansers up to 50 percent more effective. Let the cleansers sit for several minutes on bathroom surfaces before rinsing them away.
Remove mold with vinegar and cotton coils.
Simply soak the cotton coils in pure white vinegar, then let sit on the affected areas for a few hours, or overnight if needed be. Remove afterwards and wash or scrub away any remaining mold with an old toothbrush. While scrubbing, spray or pour a mixture of vinegar and water, or dishwashing liquid and water, over the area.
Clean your bathroom drain with vinegar and baking soda.
First, unscrew the top of the drain with a screwdriver. Using a pair of pliers, dig out hair and other debris gathered in the drain. Pour half a cup of baking soda in the drain, followed by white vinegar. Baking soda and vinegar react with one another. Let this mixture fizz for about 15 minutes, then pour hot water into the drain to disinfect. You can use lemon juice to deodorize the drain.
Disinfect your toothbrush with white vinegar.
Yet another use for the lowly yet infinitely handy vinegar. Simply dunk the head of your toothbrush in a small glass half-filled with vinegar. Leave as is for about 15 minutes.
Use white vinegar to clean your showerhead.
You can also use vinegar to clean your showerhead. Fill up a plastic bag with 1-2 cups of white vinegar and tie it closed over the showerhead using rubber band. Make sure that the showerhead is submerged in the vinegar. Leave for about an hour, then remove and wipe clean.
Scrub away grout with bleach and baking soda.
Combine 3/4 cups of baking soda with 1/4 cup bleach. Use this to scrub away grout in the bathroom.