How to Get a Sparkling Clean Bathroom the Easy Way

Clean Bathroom

Since the bathroom is where you clean up, and it’s a monster magnet for so much grime and mold, it’s only fitting that it should be one of the cleanest rooms in your home. But keeping your bathroom clean can be a struggle; especially if your household includes kids and especially teenagers. Oh no! But with ingenuity and some items that you may already have around the house (waste not!), you’ll learn how to quickly get a sparkling clean bathroom the easy way.

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De-clutter First

The first step, always, is to de-clutter. The more stuff you have, the more dust, dirt and build up, the more difficult it will be to clean. What’s more, it’s a wretched sight and down right unhealthy. Sorry, but I had to say it.   

Step 2 is to eliminate what doesn’t belong. If it’s empty, expired, unwanted or bathroom unworthy, out-it-goes!

Step 3 – get ready to do your magic for a sparkling fresh and clean bathroom. 

Recommended Reading: How to Quickly Clear That Clutter from Your Life

8 Bathroom Cleaning Hacks

Luckily, there are plenty of brilliant hacks you can try to keep your bathroom fresh  all the time.

  • Use a bag of vinegar to soak your showerheads and faucets in, to remove any grime build-up that tends to occur over time. All you need is a zippered plastic bag and twist tie. Fill the bag with diluted white vinegar and secure it around the showerhead or faucet with the twist tie and leave it to soak overnight.
  • Take a cloth and wrap it around a chopstick (tie with a rubber band or old elastic hair wrap) to clean the filth out of difficult to reach spaces in the bathroom. This is the ideal tool for deep cleaning vents, grout, faucets, and the small spaces you find throughout the bathroom.
  • Try non-stick cooking spray the next time you need to clean soap scum from your bathtub or shower. Spray the area and then wipe it away with a cloth to get rid of soap scum quickly, as the oil helps to break down the leftover lime deposits that cause the scum. Next, wash out the bathtub or shower with hot water to prevent slipping.
  • Wipe down all the bathroom fixtures with the towel you used to dry off with to avoid water spots on the fixtures. Whether you’ve just washed your hands or face in the sink or taken a steamy shower or bath, use your towel to wipe everything down after you’ve dried yourself. This will help keep your bathroom clean for much longer. (Make sure to throw the used towel in the wash. It’s covered with germs and you don’t want to use it again!)
  • For hard water stains on your fixtures that just don’t seem to budge, turn to lemons. Cut a lemon in half and then use it as a scrub brush to naturally remove stubborn hard water stains. This method is affordable, avoids nasty chemicals, and leaves your fixtures shiny and looking brand new.
  • Mildew can quickly accumulate on shower curtains; especially in regularly used bathrooms that don’t have enough ventilation. To avoid this, wash your shower curtain once a week using baking soda and white vinegar along with the detergent. For badly soiled curtains, wash in bleach and rinse well. It’s not my favorite choice but works well in a pinch. Allow it to dry completely before hanging it back in the damp environment.
  • Clean your tile grout and keep it looking white by regularly brushing it with an old toothbrush and bicarbonate of soda. You can also use bleach for an extra boost and  to make sure it’s properly clean. After you’ve scrubbed it, leave it to soak for a while before washing it off with water.
  • Combine white vinegar, Borax, and baking soda to clean any toilet bowl build up that may occur over time. Allow this combination to soak for a while and then flush the toilet to get rid of any stains or smells.
Clean Bathroom

Home Products to Use to Clean

The following home products are all you need to use for a sparkling clean bathroom. Make sure you stock up on the following affordable items so that you have all you need to clean your bathroom regularly:

  • Baby oil mixed with water can be sprayed on the sides of your bathtub to remove stubborn soap scum.
  • Baking soda is a versatile cleaner which can be used to scrub titled bathroom surfaces as well as for cleaning the toilet bowl.
  • Cooking spray is another great product for cleaning soap scum in your bathtub and shower.
  • Grapefruit and salt is the perfect combination to scrub away rust stains in the bathtub.
  • Lemons cut in half make a great scrub brush to remove hard water stains on your bathroom fixtures.
  • Shaving cream works well to clean the toilet rim while also getting rid of the unwanted urine stains and smells.
  • White vinegar distilled in water is good for cleaning and disinfecting bathroom tiles and floors.
  • Magic Erasers are your secret weapon for cleaning all the porcelain surfaces throughout your bathroom.
  • Microfiber cloths can be used to wipe down the shower or bathtub after use to remove soapy residue and keep the surfaces clean for longer.
  • Olive oil is ideal for buffing the tiled surfaces and fixtures in your bathroom to make them shine.

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Your Sparkling Clean Bathroom

A sparkling clean bathroom isn’t difficult to achieve when you get creative with your cleaning methods. Use these simple hacks to create another space in your home that you love. And, be sure to change the towels!

Which clean bathroom hack is your favorite?


Comments 10

  1. I never would have thought to buff with olive oil! I do use it to shine up wood, but good to know it makes faucets shine as well. Great tip, Ronni. Loved it all:)

    1. I love olive oil. I’ve made a paste and used it as a hair mask. I’ve applied it to my hands, with gloves, to do dishes and get some moisturizer at the same time.
      Not to mention, the easy and sparkling cleaning and buffing benefits.
      Definitely let me know how it works out for you.

  2. What can I say, Ronni? I’m blown away by your suggestions for cleaning with natural products. I’m a huge fan of lemons- their color and scent. I never knew they held magic cleaning powers. Your post inspired me. I’m going to test some of your suggestions. Thanks so much.

    1. i’m so glad you like the suggestions. One of my favorite uses for lemons is to cut them up and toss a few at a time down the drain to eliminate odors. I’ve also put either lemon or orange strips at the bottom of my garbage can to act as a deodorizer. I love the fresh scent of either.
      Please let me know what you’ve tried and how they’ve worked out.

  3. Vinegar and Baking soda are wonderful nature secret cleaning weapons. Also small things like toothbrushes and chopsticks come in handy for cleaning a variety of small spaces. Your pictures are fabulous!

    1. I’m with you! I even have a stash of old soft toothbrushes that come in handy when it’s scrubbing time. Toothbrushes also work wonders on pleated lampshades.

      The pictures are fun. I’m so glad you enjoyed them.

  4. I’ve used vinegar and baking soda for years. Sometimes in combination or each by itself. I’ve used them in the wash, for carpet stains, and vinegar on the wooden floors. These two products never failed me.

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