I am the only female in my house. Including the pets. That translates to never being able to count on having a clean, respectable bathroom when friends drop by unannounced. And worse than it looking dirty, it smells like the porta potty at a construction site.

I know I should stay on top of everyone and make them do their share, but honestly, even I have been a little slack in my household chores. With spring quickly approaching, I did some research and have found 17 bathroom cleaning tips and hacks that will help you to super clean your bathroom from floor to ceiling! And the added bonus is that all the cleaning products you need to start cleaning right this minute, you probably already have on hand.

So let’s get started.

 

17 Genius Bathroom Deep Cleaning Tips From The Pros

 

 

The grungy faucet

 

The soap, dirt and moisture collects around your faucet and breeds. It turns into some gooey black tar and if it dries, you almost need a chisel to get it off right? Wrong!

Check out this simple and easy trick using Cleaning Vinegar and Paper Towels.

Source: Cute As A Fox

 

The splattered mirror

 

Let’s be honest. The first time I watched TBBT and seen Sheldon’s line on the bathroom floor for the appropriate distance for flossing, I laughed. Now, not so much.

My mirror always has splatters and splashes all over it and they are nearly impossible to get off with traditional store bought products. Believe it or not, a natural solution you can make yourself, works like a dream.

Mix up the following ingredients in a Spray Bottle and be sure to use a Plastic Funnel so you do not waste any product. All you need is Ammonia,Rubbing Alcohol and Dawn Dishwashing Liquid.

Source: One Good Thing By Jillee

 

The toilet bowl build-up

 

Get rid of the stains and the hard water build-up once and for all using BoraxBaking Soda and Cleaning Vinegar. For stubborn stains use a Scrub Brush and/or Sand Paper to get your throne super shiny!

Source: The Spruce

 

The bad aim

 

Men. Your aim is not as great as you think it is.

The only way to completely clean your toilet is to grab a Flat head screwdriver  and remove the lid. Then using Disinfecting Wipes and wearing Latex Gloves, get into all the crevices.

Source: Ask Anna Moseley

 

The slow moving drain

 

Because I am deafly afraid of a plumber’s bill, I keep on top of my drains and make sure they are flowing properly. Give your drain a clean-up using SaltBaking Soda and Cleaning Vinegar. This method also works great if you do have a serious clog.

Source: N Cleaning Tips

 

 

The hard water build up on a shower faucet

 

Don’t go running out to buy a new shower head because some of the holes are clogged. Just add Cleaning Vinegar and some Young Living Lemon Vitality Essential Oil to a Ziploc Sandwich Bags, and secure with a Hair Elastic. Wait half hour and remove. Wipe down with a Norwex Enviro Cloth to make your shower head look brand new.

Source: The Melrose Family

 

The breeding ground of mold & mildew

 

Mold and mildew can take over quickly in a bathroom and is extremely unhealthy, especially for the young, elderly or those with weakened immune systems. And cleaning the infected areas with a strong, industrial cleaner is out of the question for those too.

Use this simple, environmental mix of Cleaning Vinegar and Baking Soda in a Spray Bottle. Be sure to use a Face Mask and Latex Gloves when dealing with areas containing mold.

Source: My Cleaning Solutions

 

No one like track lines

 

One of the most difficult areas to clean properly in your bathroom are the window tracks and shower door tracks. Dirt and hard water build-up gets caked in and it is difficult to get in there and clean it all out properly.

All you really need is an old ToothbrushCleaning Vinegar and Baking Soda to get the job done quickly and easily. Use Paper Towels or Cleaning Cloths with a Butter Knife to get right into all the corners for a thorough job.

Source: The Intentional Mom

 

The dingy bathtub

 

Grab your Cleaning Vinegar and Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, pour it into a Spray Bottle and get to work. You will be shocked at how well this works.

Source: Sublime Decor

 

The dirty grout

 

I was actually going to have my grout re-done in my kitchen before I found this super trick! Works on any tile you have in your house. Floor, backsplash, shower.

First lay down some Baking Soda, then mist using a Spray Bottle filled with Cleaning Vinegar. Let sit then work out the dirt and grime using a Toothbrush or Scrub Brush. Wipe down with Paper Towels or a Microfiber Cleaning Cloth to reveal brand new looking grout. I am telling you. This hack is amazing!

Source: Making Lemonade Blog

 

The once upon a time, see through shower doors

 

Get rid of the build-up and let the sun shine in! A mix of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid and Cleaning Vinegar in Spray Bottle is all you need. Grab your Scrub Brush and add some Lemon Essential Oil for a clean, fresh scent.

Source: Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

 

The gross shower curtain

 

Good shower curtains are not cheap. And it always takes me so long to choose a pattern I like that I can live with for awhile. That is why I love this tip about how to clean your shower curtains. Using Cleaning Vinegar and Liquid Laundry Detergent and grabbing your dirty towels that need a wash, you get to scratch 2 chores off your list at once.

Source: BitznGiggles

 

The disgusting vent above you

 

Look up. Way up. EWWWW! When is the last time I cleaned that vent?!

Improve your air quality and get it clean in a maximum of ten minutes. Here is what you will need for this task.

Source: Practically Functional

 

The lost art of cleaning walls

 

Looking back, I remember that this was part of my mother’s spring cleaning routine. Look around at your walls. I bet they could use a cleaning.

Here are the tools your need to do the job right:

Source: A Mother’s Shadow

 

The smelly towels

 

Have you ever gotten out of the shower, grabbed a clean towel, put it up to your face and were surprised by the nasty smell you just inhaled. Towels can get smelly. Especially is they are not completely dry when you fold them and put them in your linen closet.

Use Cleaning Vinegar and Baking Soda with a touch of Lemon Juice in your wash cycle to get rid of the bad smells in your towels.

Source: The Indian Spot

 

The boys’ bathroom

 

This is gonna be gross. You are going to have to get down on your knees and find the source of the smell. Usually it is right where the toilet meets the floor but can be anywhere that aim was not accurate.

Make a natural paste using Lemon JuiceBaking Soda and Cleaning Vinegar and let it sit. Remove and shine using a Microfiber Cleaning Cloth.

 

Source: Ask Anna Moseley

 

The cleaning chart

 

This is absolutely genius. And it doesn’t have to be just for tweens. This simple chart can keep anyone on top of cleaning their bathroom so that you don’t have to go through all the steps above all at once.

Purchase a Picture Frame With Glass and some Dry Erase Markers and create you own to do list. Be sure to keep Baby Wipes handy to clean off your list weekly.

Source: Michelle Paige Blogs

 

 

I hope I have inspired you to get a jump on your spring cleaning and get your bathrooms guest ready. When you are done, reward yourself with a nice, long bubble bath in your fresh, clean bathroom.