How can you get your bathroom suite back to that immaculate, gleaming, sparkling white it was when you first had it installed? How can you remove that grimy limescale from the inside of your bath, and get rid of those streaky marks on the inside of your shower cubicle? These are all signs of a well-used and well-loved bathroom, obviously, but that doesn't make them any nicer to look at, and the plethora of cleaning products on the shelves in every supermarket can be confusing. It can be quite a bewildering process, figuring out which products to use to clean bathrooms, but sometimes the solution can be lying around your house, in your kitchen cupboards! Read on to find out more from Bella Bathrooms about how to get your bathroom back to its gleaming old self, with just a few household products and a bit of elbow grease.
The Magic Ingredients!
You may have heard them banded about as the magic ingredients of any kind of cleaning, whether it is in the kitchen, the lounge or the bathroom. The multi-purpose ingredients that will help a bathroom get back to its sparkling original state are white vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice. These ingredients will accomplish whatever those supermarket cleaning products profess to achieve, and at much cheaper prices. Say goodbye to ingredients you cannot pronounce and chemical-smelling cleaning products, and embrace a more natural and wholesome approach to bathroom cleaning.
A Natural Approach to Cleaning your Bathroom:
Begin with the Bathroom Suite
The toilet is often the first place you want to start when cleaning a bathroom, for obvious reasons. It’s also everyone’s least favourite spot to clean, so get it out of the way first! Prepare your ingredients for the task at hand; grab half a cup of the white vinegar or lemon and mix it with one spoon of baking sofa, before pouring it into the toilet bowl. The vinegar and the lemon are both acidic and will both cause a particular reaction when mixed with the baking sofa; this will help to remove any stains or marks that have accumulated within the bowl. Both work as well as each other, but the advantage of using lemon for the task is the fresh scent it leaves behind. The mixture works far more effectively than bleach or any other cleaner, which simply sits there until it is washed away. Pull on your rubber gloves and scrub away at any of the more stubborn stains, and make sure to pay close attention to the outside of the bowl, the area under the toilet seat, and the hinges where dust and dirt can gather. The same technique can be used to get limescale and other dirt off bath tubs and basins.
Next, move onto any glass in the room. Shower enclosures and mirrors are omnipresent in many bathrooms nowadays, and they are notorious for acquiring streaks and marks easily. Using basic warm water and a lint-free cloth (the lint-free aspect is important; have you ever tried wiping over a mirror with a tissue or a towel only to find tiny particles cling to the glass?) you can remove everyday stains that appear. The hardier stains will require a little more effort; combine white vinegar or lemon with some water in a spray bottle and wipe free using the same lint-free cloth.
Using different combinations of water and natural acids such as lemon juice, almost any area in the bathroom can be cleaned, from the bathroom floor to the taps, and from the drains to the toilet lid. Forget buying expensive supermarket cleaners; the answer lies in your kitchen cupboard! For a step by step guide to giving your bathroom a deep clean you may also be interested in our cleaning tips blog post.