Keeping a clean house is a lot more difficult than it seems. It isn’t that cleaning is necessarily hard – but finding the adequate time to clean properly can be. Without the necessary cleaning and maintenance, any bathroom can look worn and old in no time.
While some people will simply prefer to opt for bathroom renovations when their bathroom starts to look old or outdated, having a complete overhaul of a toilet and bathroom design may not necessarily be in everybody’s budget.
So, before looking into new and complete bathroom renovations in Adelaide, consider a few cleaning hacks using simple household items that can save you a lot of time, effort, and money. If you can find the time to clean, you can keep your bathroom looking brand-new for a long time.
1. Dust and Vacuum First
The most common issue with any bathroom is that there is a build-up of dust, hair, and dirt on most surfaces. Therefore, simply wiping floors and tops may not be the most efficient way to pick up these particles. Instead, dust first and then vacuum. In doing so, you will loosen all the dust that has gathered over time and the vacuum can then easily pick it all up. Also, when it comes down to wiping surfaces, eventually, you will save yourself effort having dusted and vacuumed first.
2. Shine Your Taps
It is easy for taps to become dulled by water spots or stained over time. Keeping metallic taps shiny goes a long way to making a bathroom look clean. A simple hack to clean and shine your taps, especially in the absence of a good detergent, is to rub your taps with a cut lemon then rinse and buff. Dampening an old toothbrush with water, sprinkling bicarbonate of soda directly onto the bristles, and proceeding to scrub taps will also leave them looking sparkling and new.
3. Give Products a Chance to Work
Far too many people will spray on a household cleaner and quickly wipe it away. But many cleaners work best when they have the time to work. When using a cleaner or disinfectant spray, give the agent at least two minutes to breakdown and kill fungi and germs, and to work its full magic before wiping it away.
4. Use Vinegar and Baking Soda
Not every effective cleaning agent needs to be a store-bought chemical. Simple household staples such as baking soda and vinegar can go a long way to cleaning your home. They are also cheaper and more natural too. Baking soda is great for soaking in smells, making it possible to get rid of those unwanted scents. Vinegar, meanwhile, is naturally acidic, which is effective at breaking down grime and old stains that are seemingly impossible to get rid of. Combine them and you have a true cleaning force which can be applied to sinks, toilet bowls, the shower, bathtub, bathroom mirrors, and tiles.
5. Tend to Shower Glass and Mirrors
For those that have cleaned a bathroom, you’ve probably already tried or at least wondered how to make bathroom glass and mirrors clear of any streaks. Shaving cream is great for a clean shave, and it’s equally great for clean glass and mirrors! All you need to do is to squirt small blobs of shaving cream across your shower glass or mirror and then wipe it all off with a clean cloth. Wiping it using a clean cloth will also leave a very thin film of shaving film on the glass or mirror, which helps to prevent it from fogging up.
Looking into Bathroom Renovations?
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