How to clean your bathroom

Many often find the bathroom to be the worst place to clean in the home, however, with the right techniques, this is far from the truth! We have created this post to share our top tips on how to clean the bathroom to a high standard whilst also making it a fun, creative task to do.

1. Top tips on cleaning the bath:

The bath doesn't just clean you, it works both ways!

There are a plethora of ways you can clean the bathroom using either detergents or natural products (as seen on our ‘diy alternatives to bleach’ post) from your home. From lemons to vinegar to baking powder, there are so many different ways to clean your bathtub from residual dirt and bacteria. We have collected a few of our favourite ways to clean your bathtub to perfection below. Make sure you remove all items from the bathtub before you start though!

  1.  The lemon fizzer method:

Take one lemon and cut it in half, add a tablespoon of baking powder over a half on the cut side and use this to scrub the surface of the bath tub. Make sure you squeeze the lemon as you are scrubbing to get as much lemon and baking powder mix on the surface. Repeat with fresh halves after each one is used up and dispose of the waste. Leave the bathtub to sit with the mix on it for around 10 minutes and after this, take a sponge to scrub. Use an old toothbrush to reach places where you can’t get easy access to (for example, under the tap). Finally, rinse with warm water until the surface is completely free of solution.

          2.  Using cleaning detergent:

This one is simple, take your chosen bath tub cleaner – for example the Flash bathroom cleaner spray which has been recommended as one of the best bathroom cleaners in the UK by Review10Best. Spray this on the surface of the bathtub and let it sit for at least 5 minutes. Use a sponge to scrub the surface and remove any dirt and a toothbrush for areas you can’t get to. Rinse with water.

             3. The vinegar and water method:

Mix white vinegar and water in a 2:1 ratio and spray onto the surface of the bath. Spray extra in areas such as taps and edges where dirt may build up easily. Leave for 15 minutes and, as with the other methods, scrub using a sponge and rinse.

2. Our favourite method for tile cleaning:

Our best advice is to tackle grout first. This is the dirt and mould that collects between tiles. To remove this, mix baking soda and vinegar to form a thick paste and use a toothbrush to apply and scrub the paste into the crevices between tiles. Test a small area first to ensure the paste doesn’t affect the tiles- eg. ensure it doesn’t lighten any coloured tiles. After scrubbing grout in the whole area, leave the paste for around 30-40 minutes. Next, rinse the area and apply a bathroom cleaning detergent to clean dirt from the tiles themselves. Rinse and wipe with a microfibre cloth to ensure no marks are left behind on the tiles.

3. Cleaning the toilet:

Spray your chosen toilet cleaner around the toilet. Take a brush and scrub the inner surface of the toilet to agitate the detergent. Let sit. Next, take  a damp microfibre cloth and wipe from top to bottom, dry this with a dry microfibre cloth. Finally, place your toilet freshener in the toilet.