Dip a stiff brush in a kerosene and warm water solution to
clean bath and shower mats.
Easy Bathroom Cleaning
Clean after a steamy bath or shower. The walls, fixtures, etc., will be much easier to clean because the steam will have loosened the dirt.
Cleaning the Sink
For light stains, rub with a fresh cut lemon.
For dark stains (like rust) rub with a paste of borax and lemon juice.
Clean the toilet bowl while you're away by pouring in 1/4 cup
bleach and leaving it until you return.
Keep the toilet bowl ring-free by pouring a half-gallon of white vinegar in it once a month. Let it soak overnight before flushing.
Don't use bleach if you're already using a tank-held cleaner that's released when the toilet is flushed. The two may react chemically.
To avoid clogging and odors, pour one cup baking soda down the bowl weekly.
Getting to Dirt in the Corner
Can't get to that dirt in the corner? Make a pointed tool by cutting an old whisk broom at a 45 degree angle.
Clean with a disinfectant to kill germs. Everything in the
bathroom except the mirror can be cleaned this way in just 3 or 4 minutes a day.
Keep cleaners in bath for a quick job when unexpected company drops by.
Remove soap and hard water buildup on shower tile with tile
cleaner. Then apply a good paste wax and buff with a dry cloth to deter future
For immediate air freshener in the bath, place a fabric
softener sheet in the wastepaper basket or add a dab of fragrance on a light
bulb. When the light is on, the heat releases the aroma.
To freshen drain, pour 1/4 to 1/2 box of baking soda down the
drain, add 1/2 cup of white vinegar. Cover drain tightly for a few minutes and
flush with cold water.
Rub glass shower doors with a white vinegar-dampened sponge to
remove soap residue.
To clean shower track door, pour full strength vinegar into the track, let soak for a few minutes, then rinse.
A coat of acrylic floor finish gives new shine to fiberglass shower doors and makes water spots disappear. Club soda will give new shine to your counter tops.
Before hanging shower curtains, soak in salt water solutions
to prevent mildew.
To remove mildew, wash in hot soapy water, rub with lemon juice and let the shower curtain dry in the sun.
For plastic curtains, clean with laundry pre-wash spray. Spray along the top, letting it run down to cover the curtain. Allow it to sit for a few minutes, then rinse it off.
Wipe a stainless steel sink with vinegar or a touch of oil on
a cloth to make the sink sparkle.