Your bathroom should be a haven for all things hygiene and cleanliness, so keeping it in tip top condition is essential! However, cleaning your bathroom can be a time-consuming chore. That’s why we’ve put together a few handy things you can do to care for your bathroom.
As the saying goes, prevention is better than the cure. Keep mould and mildew at bay for longer with a little ventilation. Remembering to prop the door open or turn the fan on reduces condensation, extending the time it takes for damp to build up and leave stubborn marks. Also, be sure to clean the fan regularly, once it’s blocked it can be a real pain to undo the damage.
Save your elbow grease for the other scrubbing jobs; vinegar is a versatile and powerful cleaning agent and is essential for cost-effective bathroom care. Use it to wipe down chrome for a sparkling finish, eradicate bath-side mildew with ease and clean those toilet stains in seconds.
3. Storage hacks
Keeping organised in the bathroom also aids cleanliness. Try small plastic boxes for out-of-shower toiletries, keeping things separated, dry and more hygienic. Shower organisation doesn’t have to be difficult either, hanging mesh organisers are ideal for this, they let water pass through whilst keeping the side of the bath free of dried shampoo stains and general mess.
4. Disinfectant wipes
Another preventative measure you can take is wiping things down as and when they appear. Keeping a pack of disposable multi-purpose wipes to hand means easy access to good quality cleaning whenever you need it. The disinfectant also maintains sanitation in places you might often not consider bleaching.
5. Shower maintenance
The shower or bath is the bathroom centrepiece, most of us will use it every day so it’s essential it doesn’t get dirty. Spraying your shower curtain with multi-purpose anti-bacterial spray regularly should negate any build-up of mildew and general discolouration that they’re prone to. You’d also be surprised how much dirt builds up under the shower head. Remember to remove the head and clean it out regularly too.
6. Drain cleaning
Blocked drains can be a real nightmare. A quick and easy cure for this is to sprinkle some baking soda into the plug hole and add vinegar, the reaction should start to bubble and loosen anything stuck down there. A drop of bleach and boiling water will be sure to finish the job. Caring for your drains regularly can pay off in the long run.
7. Toilet brush cleaning
Just because you use it to clean doesn’t mean it doesn’t need cleaning itself, you’ve heard the scary facts about how unhygienic a kitchen sink can be, well think about how many germs might be lurking in your brush holder! For an effective, sterile clean, simply dip and swirl the brush in a bucket of boiling water and lightly bleach occasionally to keep it fresh and hygienic.
8. Cordless vacuuming
We all know those pesky, awkward areas around the toilet or under the sink that collect dust and dirt. Well, with a cordless vacuum, not only will you have the control and precision to get to them with ease, you won’t have to plug in and drag a cord into the bathroom either. You can browse our range of cordless vacuums here to find your perfect match.
Our range of steam cleaners also make for perfect bathroom cleaning, clearing dirt from grout and tiles with ease, just ensure the cables stay clear from any water. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest tips on caring for your home!