15 Dec Deep Clean Your Bathroom the Natural Way: Our Top Tips
Talking about ‘Spring Cleaning’ so soon after Christmas might sound a bit crazy, but the post holiday slump offers the perfect time. Why not scrub, dust and sweep those January blues away and enjoy a sparkling clean bathroom to boot!
A clean house can often make us feel calm and content, which is vital in getting through the post Christmas dip. Using ingredients most of us have in our home, you can enjoy a beautifully clean bathroom in no time.
Remove toiletries and any ornaments from the bathroom. Move any freestanding furniture so you can dust and scrub behind them. Prepare and water and white vinegar solution of one part vinegar to one part water and another solution of one part vinegar to one part washing up liquid and decant both solutions into two separate clean and empty spray bottles.
Heating the vinegar in a saucepan first makes it more effective at getting rid of limescale (just be careful when decanting it into the bottle!).
You will also need:
- A duster
- Three microfibre cloths
- An extra cloth for drying
- A toothbrush
- A squeegee (optional)
- Baking soda
- A solution with a cup of white vinegar and a quarter cup of bicarbonate of soda
- A steamer (optional)
2 – Dust
Working from top to bottom, left to right, dust all surfaces with a duster, including corners and window sills. This will make later cleaning more effective.
Spray all surfaces of the toilet with the water vinegar solution. Leave for ten minutes then wipe away with a microfibre cloth.
Put the white vinegar and bicarb solution in the toilet bowl and leave it to work its magic for ten minutes while you get on with everything else. Scrub the bowl and rim with the toilet brush. Flush.
Spray any taps, fixtures and fittings, your bath and sink with the washing up liquid and vinegar solution. Leave for ten minutes then scrub. Use a toothbrush to get into awkward areas. Rinse clean and then polish with a clean, dry cloth.
3 – Get Creative
Make a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Apply this to any mouldy tile grout. Leave to work for fifteen minutes then scrub off with a toothbrush. Rinse with clean water.
Spray any tiles and any other shelves or surfaces with the vinegar and water solution. Leave for ten minutes, scrub and rinse.
Polish with a clean, dry cloth
4 – Clean the windows
Spray the windows with clean water and use a squeegee to clean them. Polish with a clean and dry microfiber cloth.
Remove your shower curtain and put it in the washing machine. Wash according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
If you have a glass shower screen/door, use the squeegee attachment on your steamer to loosen any dirt then spray it with the vinegar water solution and leave it to work it’s magic (around ten minutes, longer if possible). Wipe away with a clean, dry microfiber cloth.
If you don’t have a steamer and/or squeegee, you can recreate its effect by running hot shower water for ten minutes and letting the steam build up. Use a clean cloth to wipe away dirt and then spray with the water vinegar solution.
Polish all surfaces with a clean, dry cloth.
5 – Remove the Showerhead
And place in a bag with equal parts water and vinegar. Leave for three hours – this will get rid of any limescale. Rinse with clean water.
6 – Deep Clean your Toilet Brush
Place your toilet brush in a bucket of hot water mixed with two caps of bleach. Leave for an hour then rinse with clean hot water.
7- Replace Fixtures, Fittings and Showerhead
Polish any ornaments before you place them back onto the shelves.
Enjoy your bathroom!