Bathroom Cleaning Tips
Throw out your bathroom cleaners, because with a little lemon, vinegar, ammonia and baking soda you can do just about anything.
Banish grime and soap scum
Stir 3 tablespoons baking soda and 1/2 cup household ammonia into 2 cups warm water. Once you've wiped the solution on and rinsed it off with a sponge or rag, bathroom surfaces will gleam.
Toilet cleaning made easy
Drop 2 antacid tablets or 1 denture tablet containing baking soda into the bowl, let them dissolve for about 20 minutes, then scrub the bowl with a toilet brush. A vitamin C tablet will do the trick as well. May also use 1/4 cup of mouthwash, let sit for 30 minutes then scrub. Empty a can of cola let sit for 30-60 minutes then scrub.
Clean the ceiling
Fill a mop bucket with equal parts water and white vinegar. Then put on goggles or other protective eyewear. Dip a long-handled sponge mop into the solution, squeeze it out and reach up to clean one section of the ceiling at a time.
Solve Stubborn Scum and Water Spots
Use 1/2 cup vinegar, 1 cup ammonia and 1/4 cup baking soda in 4 litres warm water. Apply one of the solutions, let sit for about 15 minutes, then scrub off and rinse.
Brush away rust stains
Just squeeze a little toothpaste onto an old toothbrush and scrub away. Attack rust stains right away. The sooner you deal with them, the easier they are to remove.
Keep showerheads unclogged
If you can remove the showerhead, dissolve 4–5 denture tablets in a bowl of water and put the head in to soak. Or let it soak overnight in white vinegar. (For extra cleaning action, heat the vinegar in the microwave. If the showerhead isn't removable, pour the denture tablet solution or vinegar into a plastic bag, tape or tie the bag to the fixture so the showerhead is completely immersed and leave the bag in place for 1–2 hours. To make sure the showerhead is completely unblocked, clean out the holes with a needle, piece of wire or toothpick. Then wipe the head with a cloth dipped in vinegar.
Clean bathroom tiles
Make a paste of 1 part borax, 2 parts baking soda and 1–2 parts water and scrub it onto the grout with a toothbrush.
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