Admit it with all your heart: cleaning the bathroom is the most unpleasant job of the housework. A real punishment. But here are a few ingenious tricks that will help you clean it up to shine quickly and most of all economically.
Clean the dirtiest things in the bathroom
The old bathroom curtain will look like new if you wash the yellowed and dirty areas with a solution of oxygen water and plain water in equal parts.
To remove bacteria from the toothbrush, keep it in a glass of vinegar for about an hour, then rinse thoroughly.
The bath sponges should also be soaked for an hour in a solution of equal parts water and vinegar, and then rinsed well.
Shine the bathroom
Oxygen water helps a lot against limescale, yellowish and gray spots in the bath. Spray, leave on for half an hour, then wash off with warm water.
You can clean the bathtub and the sink by sprinkling with soda and after a few minutes pour vinegar. Then lightly clean with a brush and finally rinse with warm water.
A solution of one packet of citric acid in a glass of water helps against yellowed surfaces. Apply the solution with a sponge on the spots and after 20 minutes wash with warm water.
Mix equal parts vinegar and salt and rub the older dirts. After that rinse thoroughly with warm water. The effect is glamorous.
Let’s deal with the dirty toilet
To polish the toilet, use mustard powder mixed with citric acid and cornstarch in equal parts.
Domestic cleaning can be done with home made products. You can prepare cleaning bombs to freshen up the toilet. 1-2 of them are enough to clean and refresh. You need: 1 cup soda, 1/4 cup citric acid, 1/2 tsp. vinegar, 1 tablespoon 6% solution of oxygen water, 15-20 drops of your favorite essential oil. Pour the soda into a bowl, add the citric acid. In the second bowl, pour the vinegar and stir in the peroxide and pour the liquid in drops to the dry mixture. Add the essential oil and form small balls with a spoon. Spread the bombs on kitchen paper and let them dry for 6 hours. Then close them in a glass jar.
Clean the joints between the tiles
Pass the edge of an ordinary paraffin candle through the joint. This will clean the dirt and prevent the formation of new ones.
Dip an old toothbrush in hot water and then in baking soda. Run it through the joints and they will shine.
Clean the tiles
Wash the tiles with a sponge dipped in a solution of 15 grams of citric acid in a glass of warm water. Then rinse.
If the tiles are very dirty, it will help to spray them with vinegar using a sprayer. After 10 minutes, wash with warm water and wipe with a microfiber cloth.
Take care of the washing machine
Pour 60 grams of citric acid into the powder compartment. Then run the washing machine at full speed at maximum temperature. This will clean the deposits and scale. Repeat every three months.
A quarter cup of baking soda is mixed with a quarter cup of water. Pour the mixture into the powder compartment. Pour two cups of vinegar into the drum of the washing machine. Let it spin. After completing the wash cycle, wipe the rubber seals, drum and door thoroughly with a clean cloth. Do it every three months.