Cleaning the bathroom is one of the less desirable chores around the house. And unfortunately, many of us try to avoid and put off this task as much as possible. While it is really not fun to clean the bathroom, it is something that must eventually be done. But luckily, there are ways that you can complete this task promptly so that it will be over and out of the way before you know it! Get ready to discover some secrets on how to quickly clean your bathroom:

Get a Magic Eraser

Have you ever used a magic eraser? If not, it is life-changing! Many people tend to opt for bleach to purge soap scum and clean surfaces in the bathroom, but doing so is a bad idea.

Bleach is actually hazardous, and if you mix it with any ammonia-based substance, it can produce chlorine gas. Chlorine gas displaces the oxygen in the air. So if you are not doing a good job at ventilating your bathroom when you clean, it can make you pass out (or worse).

So to avoid all safety hazards (and clean more quickly), get rid of your bleach and grab a magic eraser. Here is how you use a magic eraser to clean your bathroom quickly:

  • You can spray a gentle cleaning product around your tub or sink to start. 
  • Wet the eraser.
  • Just scrub it on anything that you have a hard time getting off. And it’ll come off super quickly because magic erasers are miracle-workers.

Start With a Blank Canvas

Before you start spraying things down, start by clearing everything out of your bathroom. Instead of removing items at each location as you go, clear out everything at the start. So remove all counter products, shower products, old rugs, used towels, etc.

Spray Everything at Once

After you remove your shampoos and soaps from the sides of your sink, shower, or even toilet, spray everything down. You can use a nice-smelling, natural cleaning spray (such as ones by Method). 

Once you have sprayed down all of your surfaces, let the spray do its thing for a few minutes. In the meantime, you can pour some toilet bowl cleaner in your toilet and let that sit as well. 

Start With the Tub

The tub is the biggest part of your bathroom. So you will probably feel the most accomplished after cleaning it. With your magic eraser, wipe it down until it looks fantastic. 

To help you out, you can also have the bathwater running so that you can use the water to help you rinse any additional residue down the drain. (Although, for bigger things such as hair, you may not want to be rinsing them down your drain.)

For the shower, try and use vinegar, particularly white vinegar. If you are bothered by the smell you can mix in some dish soap which also helps cut through tough grime.

“Heat the vinegar up in the microwave and spray it on while it’s hot.” 

Brad Roberson, president of Glass Doctor

Do the Sink Next

Start out by cleaning the mirror. Many people use Windex or other glass-cleaning substances for the mirror above the sink. But these products are actually a waste of money. 

Instead, just wet a paper towel with water and use it to clean the mirror. It works like a charm. Then, you can use the same paper towel to clean your sink. And if you have any extra grime on there, use your magic eraser to quickly get the job done.

Finish With the Toilet

Since this is probably one of the most bacteria-ridden parts of the bathroom, it’s best for last. (That way, you can take a shower after you finish up!)

Start with a paper towel on outer surfaces (like the top of the tank, the flush handle, and the lid). Move inward, wiping down the layers of the toilet. Then, finish up scrubbing the inside with your toilet brush.

Instead of putting the toilet brush back in its holder immediately, use the toilet seat to hold it horizontally. This way, the remaining water can drip into the toilet, and it will be dry when you put it back. 

Then, you have the optional step to vacuum or Swiffer the floor.

DIY Bathroom Cleaners

For tubs and tiles
  • 1 1/2 cup of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 1/2 cup of liquid soap
  • 2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • Lemon juice (optional)

Mix all the ingredients together and apply it all over your tub and tiles as needed. Scrub as usual and wash away with warm water.

Grout Cleaner
  • 1 part distilled white vinegar
  • 1 part dish soap

Heat the vinegar on stove top until warm and mix with the dish soap. Spray in tubs, on tiles, or in shower areas infested with scum.

Toilet Cleaner
  • 1 can of Coke
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1 cup of distilled white vinegar

Pour the can of Coke into the toilet and allow it to sit for ten minutes before flushing. Afterwards, add the vinegar and baking soda and wait for the mixture to stop bubbling. You should not have to scrub at all unless you have tough stains. Flush and you are all set.

Wall and Basin Cleaner
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • 1/2 cup of Borax

Mix the ingredients together in the sink and then scrub. You can use Borax to safely clean fixtures, porcelain, wallpaper, painted wood, grout, tile, etc. However, avoid using it on mirrors.

Mirror and Chrome Fixture Cleaner
  • Newspaper or non-lint towels
  • 2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar
  • 3 cups of warm water

Mix the water and vinegar together and store in a spray bottle. Spray on thee mirror and wipe down with the newspaper or the towel.

Homemade Window Cleaner
  • 8 black tea bags
  • 1 1/2 cups of hot water

Steep the tea bags in the hot water and let it cool completely before transferring to a spray bottle. Spray your windows and wipe clean with paper towel.

Hopefully you found these few tips and tricks helpful. So the next time you are dreading cleaning your bathroom, try out some of these tips.

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