Bathroom cleaning tips for people who love and for people who hate bathroom cleaning.
Personally, I love to clean the bathroom
– because it is the only room that actually ‘shines’ when I’m done.
of my friends hate cleaning their bathrooms because they think of it as a dirty room –
full of germs just waiting to attack and make them sick.
If you are of the Bathroom Cleaning is YUCKY Club – always wear a pair of quality rubber gloves.
There are four types of products you can use to clean your bathroom:
1. Commercial products that you buy at your grocery store. Lots of people use these products, but even the so-called environmentally friendly ones are not really safe – so I don’t recommend them.
Truly environmentally and human friendly products – normally you have to get
these in the organic or ‘health’ section of a large grocery store, in a health
food or organic product store, or on line.
3. Homemade cleaning solutions – there are lots of recipes on this site for cleaning solutions that use environmentally and human friendly ingredients like baking soda, white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide.
4. A clean high-quality microfiber cloth and/or bathroom scrub mitt with hot water. This is what I have been using for five years now – and I don’t think I would go back to using ‘products’ – no matter how good. This is just too effective and way faster!
For general tips on how to use microfiber cloths, visit
What is Microfiber?
How to Clean Microfiber
But, whatever tools and solutions you prefer, the process is pretty much the same.
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Before you start though, please note my personal favorite bathroom cleaning tips below - they solve my least favorite cleaning jobs:
If there is one thing that really makes me gag when I clean the bathroom, it is seeing my cleaning cloths covered in hair. Don't know why that is, but I hate it. Here's one of my favorite bathroom cleaning tips that I picked up from a friend in the cleaning business...
cleaning the bathroom, go over surfaces that have hairs with slightly damp
kleenex or toilet paper, and flush it down the toilet. (some
people use paper towel, but you can’t flush it, so I prefer toilet paper) This
will pick up the majority and help control the gag factor.
drains have a nasty habit of accumulating hairs mixed with soap scum.
Get a pair of tweezers and dig around inside the drain, pulling out all the bits of hair you can find, and tossing them in the toilet.
you are done cleaning the bathroom, you can freshen up the drains with a couple
of tablespoons of baking powder and 1/2 cup (or 125 ml) of white vinegar to help keep the soap
scum accumulation under control.
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