Spring Clean Your Bathroom Naturally With These Quick Tips

It's that time of year again. Time to put away winter clothes and spring clean into action. If you're someone that enjoys cleaning this might be your favorite time of the year.  For others well not so much. The least favorite room in the house is often the dirtiest and that is the dreaded bathroom. It is probably the most used room in the house which would require definitely consistent daily cleaning. The bathroom’s excess moisture and dampness can be a good attraction for mold and germs. It can also cause damage to the walls and ceiling. A thorough cleaning of the bathroom at least once a week keeps it free from caked soap scum, water streaks, odors and germs. Cleaning can be a hassle free affair if well planned using a few creative tips and using natural cleaning products.

Shower area

When you begin your cleaning in the bathroom start with the shower area. The shower head is a must clean because it can harbor pathogens that cause respiratory difficulties. Fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and submerge the shower head in it before tying the bag at the top. Let the bag hang overnight with the submerged shower head. Run water to rinse in the morning.

Shower curtains and liners can be washed in the washing machine with natural organic detergent. Put a few old clothes in the machine as well so the clothes can scrub the curtains and liners. Clean the shower door by applying a paste of baking soda and vinegar on it before rinsing.

The tub can be cleaned by filling with hot water with bathroom cleaner and scrubbing after 15 minutes.

Walls and ceiling

Spray the surfaces with an all-purpose cleaner. Turn on the shower and let the steam build up and mix with the cleaner on the walls and ceiling. Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes before wiping with a clean cloth. Use a cloth mop to reach the ceiling. Wax the tiles at least once a year to prevent water streaking.

Sink and toilet bowl

The sink area can be just as germy as the toilet bowl.  Pour a cup of vinegar or baking soda down the drain and follow with hot water. Use alcohol wipes to clean the faucets. Use a dental floss to clean the narrow space at the base of the faucet where it meets the sink.

You can finish the cleaning with the toilet bowl. Pour a cup of baking soda or home grade bleach or even vinegar into the bowl, making sure the bowl sides are also covered. Use a bottle with a nozzle to ensure the undersides of the bowl is covered with the bleach. Let it sit at least 10 minutes before scrubbing. If some stubborn stains remain after the scrubbing, try a pumice stone.

Work on the brush too by laying it on the bowl and dousing the bristles with neat bleach and vinegar. Let it sit for about 10 minutes before rinsing with clean water. The brush canister should be filled with a warm mixture of bleach to peel off the scum.  Let it sit for 10 minutes before rinsing with clean water.

Hope these spring cleaning tips help. Happy cleaning!

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