A Guide to Keeping Your Bathroom Sparkling Clean

The bathroom can be notoriously difficult to clean, especially in those hard to reach areas around the vanity and toilet, and without the right action, a bathroom can quickly lose its shine.

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It is important for the bathroom to be kept clean, and even more so when visitors unexpectedly turn up, and if you would like some help in the bathroom cleaning department, here are a few ways to ensure that your bathroom always looks fresh and inviting.

Vinegar Cleans

Vinegar is a very effective cleaner of both porcelain and chrome – simply fill up a small spray bottle which can be used with a damp cloth to clean all your bathroom surfaces. If space is a bit limited and you’re thinking of a bathroom revamp, see these bathroom suites for small bathrooms that are specifically designed for limited space bathrooms. After removing the vinegar, make sure you buff chrome surfaces dry, which will ensure there are no watermarks. If you soak your showerhead in vinegar overnight, it will look like brand new after a good rinse in the morning, and you won’t need to scrub the surfaces with an overnight soak.

Lemon Juice & Borax

You probably didn’t know that mixing borax and lemon juice provides a solution that will remove stains from enamel porcelain – simply apply the mixture to the affected area and rub with an abrasive pad (made from plastic) and this should remove stubborn stains. Again, you should buff the surfaces dry before using them, which will bring up a shine that would make any bathroom look great. This handy mixture is also an effective remover of toilet stains, which can be used with your regular toilet brush, flushing with water when finished.

Make Use of A Squeegee

This handy tool is a must for the bathroom and should be used to clean bath surfaces and shower screens. While it might not look unsightly to leave tiny droplets of water, this moisture can cause mould to form, which is not something you want to see anywhere in the house. A small squeegee can hang on the inside of the cabinet door and once you get into the habit of using it after each shower or bath, it will soon become second nature.

Changing Bathroom Furniture

When you decide to renovate the bathroom and are looking at bathroom suites, cleanliness and hygiene should be high on your list of priorities, and some bathroom furniture is easier to clean than others. If you would like to view a range of stunning bathroom suites, a Google search will bring up a list of local suppliers, and whether modern or traditional, your bathroom can benefit from a designer brand suite.

Ideally, you should set aside one hour per week and dedicate this to giving the bathroom a once over. This would involve a ceiling to floor application, and with clever use of the sponge and squeegee, the entire room will take on a sheen of its own. Buy a couple of sweet smelling air fresheners and replace them often, and that’s really all it takes to ensure that your bathroom always looks clean and fresh.