Bathroom Cleaning Tips

bathroom cleaning tipsUse a dry tissue to pick up loose hairs in tubs and sinks nicely. Then use glass cleaner on tile walls and ceramic fixtures for clean, shiny surfaces.

Mix a paste of baking soda and vinegar to remove stubborn toilet bowl rings.

You can mix borax, also called sodium borate, with vinegar or lemon juice to clean the toilet.

Burn scented candles in the bathroom and kitchen or set out potpourri.

What’s the best way to remove stubborn stains from toilets? The first thing to do is to empty the bowl of most of its water using one of three methods:

Take a bucket of water and pour it rapidly into your bowl — this drives most of the water down by sort of a manual flush — enabling you to work directly on the stains.

Another method — the most convenient — is to take a bowl brush and ram the water in a controlled way down the toilet trap ten or fifteen times until all the water’s out except a little pool at the bottom.

A third way you can do it is to take a plunger and plunge the water down the trap.

In each case, your objective is the same: emptying the bowl so you can work. Then sprinkle the inside of your bowl liberally with cleanser and give it first a general cleaning using a bowl brush. Rinse the bowl by taking water from that little pool at the bottom. Then take your pumice stick and work directly on the deposits. The pumice stone is a great tool because it is softer than the porcelain but harder than the deposits — it won’t scratch the bowl; but wet it before using it to be safe and to make it easier to use. Work until all the rings and stains are gone.