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How To Clean Your Bathroom

How To Clean Your Bathroom

1 of 12 Use a Squeegee Pull the shower curtain closed when not in use, so water can’t sit in the folds. Spread towels over two hooks to dry, or hang them on rods instead. Wipe shower walls with a squeegee after every use. 2 of 12 Circulate Air To discourage mildew growth in the bathroom, increase the amount of air circulation and light to decrease moisture. Use fans during the shower and for roughly 30 minutes after, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and open windows. 3 of 12 Prevent Bathtub Rings Bathtub rings are usually the result of using oily bath products. Clean with warm water and a mildly abrasive cleanser after using such products. Pinterest Facebook 4 of 12 Healthy Cleaning Habits Many modern cleaning products don’t just remove dirt — they leave harsh chemicals behind. Take an old-fashioned approach to cleaning, using gentle soaps and simple products you can find in your kitchen, such as baking soda or white vinegar. Learn these Healthy Cleaning Habits 5 of 12 Stop Mildew Grout is porous and absorbs oils from shampoos, conditioners, and soaps, which can lead to mildew growth that can spread to the tiles it surrounds. Clean mildew with a mix of 10 parts water to 1 part bleach and a soft-bristled brush. Follow up with a pH-neutral cleaner to remove the bleach solution. 6 of 12 Monthly Cleaning Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 cup white vinegar. The mixture will foam up. Let stand for a few minutes to dissolve fatty acids, then pour boiling water down the drain to wash out any clogs. Swipe here for next slide 7 of 12 Soap Scum Solved Clean soap scum by using an acidic cleaner. A solution of white vinegar and water, used sparingly, will cut through this stubborn residue, but always wear gloves and rinse completely afterward. 8 of 12 Wash Shower Liners Vinyl, synthetic, cotton, and hemp shower-curtain liners can generally be laundered in a washing machine using hot water and a mild laundry detergent. Air-dry the liners promptly. If you can’t machine-wash, scrub the liner by hand using a solution of 10 parts water to 1 part bleach. 9 of 12 Unclog Showerheads If a showerhead becomes clogged with mineral deposits, fill a plastic bag with undiluted white vinegar and place the bag over the head so it is submerged; secure and seal the bag with a rubber band. Soak overnight and then scrub the face with a toothbrush. 10 of 12 Natural Cleaners Chlorine bleach is an effective alternative to commercial toilet-bowl cleaners. Add 1/4 cup to the toilet bowl, let stand a few minutes, brush with a toilet brush, then flush. This will disinfect as well. To remove a hard-water ring from the inside the toilet, pour white vinegar into the bowl and let set for an hour. Scrub clean and flush. Photography: WILLIAM ABRANOWICZ 11 of 12 Clean Bath Toys Clean bacteria and mildew from bath toys by giving them a vinegar-water bath. Fill a bucket or large bowl with warm water, adding 1/2 cup white vinegar per gallon of water. Soak toys for 10 minutes, then rub gently with a sponge and allow to dry. The acetic acid in vinegar cuts through dirt buildup and works as a natural disinfectant. Pinterest Facebook 12 of 12 New Cleaning Products from Martha Stewart Finally, green equals clean. Martha Stewart Clean Bathroom and Toilet Bowl Cleaners use only natural ingredients to remove dirt and soap buildup and make every surface of your bathroom sparkle. They are highly effective and priced for your budget. Effective. Responsible. Safe. Shop Now Swipe here for next slide 273.4 k Shares Pinterest Facebook MORE Comment Twitter Google+ Other Ideas to Try Bathroom Storage & Organization Bath Bombs and Soaps Bathroom Design Ideas Welcome to Martha U! Comments Add a comment
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How To Clean Your Bathroom

1 of 12 Use a Squeegee Pull the shower curtain closed when not in use, so water can’t sit in the folds. Spread towels over two hooks to dry, or hang them on rods instead. Wipe shower walls with a squeegee after every use. 2 of 12 Circulate Air To discourage mildew growth in the bathroom, increase the amount of air circulation and light to decrease moisture. Use fans during the shower and for roughly 30 minutes after, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and open windows. 3 of 12 Prevent Bathtub Rings Bathtub rings are usually the result of using oily bath products. Clean with warm water and a mildly abrasive cleanser after using such products. Pinterest Facebook 4 of 12 Healthy Cleaning Habits Many modern cleaning products don’t just remove dirt — they leave harsh chemicals behind. Take an old-fashioned approach to cleaning, using gentle soaps and simple products you can find in your kitchen, such as baking soda or white vinegar. Learn these Healthy Cleaning Habits 5 of 12 Stop Mildew Grout is porous and absorbs oils from shampoos, conditioners, and soaps, which can lead to mildew growth that can spread to the tiles it surrounds. Clean mildew with a mix of 10 parts water to 1 part bleach and a soft-bristled brush. Follow up with a pH-neutral cleaner to remove the bleach solution. 6 of 12 Monthly Cleaning Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 cup white vinegar. The mixture will foam up. Let stand for a few minutes to dissolve fatty acids, then pour boiling water down the drain to wash out any clogs. Swipe here for next slide 7 of 12 Soap Scum Solved Clean soap scum by using an acidic cleaner. A solution of white vinegar and water, used sparingly, will cut through this stubborn residue, but always wear gloves and rinse completely afterward. 8 of 12 Wash Shower Liners Vinyl, synthetic, cotton, and hemp shower-curtain liners can generally be laundered in a washing machine using hot water and a mild laundry detergent. Air-dry the liners promptly. If you can’t machine-wash, scrub the liner by hand using a solution of 10 parts water to 1 part bleach. 9 of 12 Unclog Showerheads If a showerhead becomes clogged with mineral deposits, fill a plastic bag with undiluted white vinegar and place the bag over the head so it is submerged; secure and seal the bag with a rubber band. Soak overnight and then scrub the face with a toothbrush. 10 of 12 Natural Cleaners Chlorine bleach is an effective alternative to commercial toilet-bowl cleaners. Add 1/4 cup to the toilet bowl, let stand a few minutes, brush with a toilet brush, then flush. This will disinfect as well. To remove a hard-water ring from the inside the toilet, pour white vinegar into the bowl and let set for an hour. Scrub clean and flush. Photography: WILLIAM ABRANOWICZ 11 of 12 Clean Bath Toys Clean bacteria and mildew from bath toys by giving them a vinegar-water bath. Fill a bucket or large bowl with warm water, adding 1/2 cup white vinegar per gallon of water. Soak toys for 10 minutes, then rub gently with a sponge and allow to dry. The acetic acid in vinegar cuts through dirt buildup and works as a natural disinfectant. Pinterest Facebook 12 of 12 New Cleaning Products from Martha Stewart Finally, green equals clean. Martha Stewart Clean Bathroom and Toilet Bowl Cleaners use only natural ingredients to remove dirt and soap buildup and make every surface of your bathroom sparkle. They are highly effective and priced for your budget. Effective. Responsible. Safe. Shop Now Swipe here for next slide
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How To Clean Your Bathroom

I don’t know what it is that makes us so squeamish around cleaning the bathroom; is it the moisture content in the room, the strong products, the confined space, the hard work requires that it signifies, or the fact that we defecate in there.  It could be a combination of all of these factors, but it’s not popular.  Commercials completely victimize the poor bathroom, making it seem so undesirable and challenging to clean. I don’t know about you, but I really love a clean bathroom.  I like doing everything in a clean bathroom, and I don’t feel the same when getting ready/showering in a dirty bathroom as I do in a clean one.  It makes for a much more enjoyable experience.  Plus, I think when guests come over a clean (actually, immaculate) bathroom is paramount.
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How To Clean Your Bathroom

A lot of the ‘challenges’ around bathroom cleaning can be eliminated with the proper products and tools, knowing what you are doing and a strategy to get at it.  I promise, once you learn the ways of the cleaning expert, your bathroom cleaning will become notably easier.  I remember the first time I cared about cleaning was when I was getting my business started.  I had no clue how to clean a bathroom and the time had come.  My mom had a very sheepish grin on her face, that’s all I have to say, she couldn’t wait to see my performance (and is she ever picky).  Anywho, I timed myself and it took me 45 minutes to clean a bathroom.  It wasn’t a big bathroom and it wasn’t a pretty bathroom.  It was a 1980’s bathroom and had really basic requirements.  I just hated the job through and through because I was clueless as to how to get the job done and it frustrated me.  Needless to say, the results were mediocre.  So, once that painful experience passed, I decided to strategize my cleanings.  Here’s what I’ve learned.

How To Clean Your Bathroom

How To Clean Your Bathroom
How To Clean Your Bathroom
How To Clean Your Bathroom

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