"The bathroom is my favorite room to clean!" Said no one, ever. Get your bathroom sparkling double-quick with these 9 amazing bathroom cleaning hacks and shortcuts.
How to Clean Your Shower Head
Pour 1 cup water and 1 cup vinegar into a plastic bag, then secure the plastic bag over your shower head with a rubber band or twist-tie so that the shower head is submerged in the liquid inside the bag. Let stand for 30 minutes, then rinse by running a hot water shower.
How to Clean Your Toothbrush Holder
If it's dishwasher-safe (i.e. not made of wood or a reactive metal), pop that toothbrush holder into the top rack of your dishwasher and run the normal cycle to clean and sanitize. Works for your soap holder too!
How to Polish Chrome Faucets
Rub shaving cream onto chrome fixtures and wipe with a damp cloth for a gleaming finish.
How to Clean (and De-Fog) Your Bathroom Mirror
Shaving cream strikes again: Rub shaving cream onto your bathroom mirror with a paper towel, then wet the paper towel and wipe the cream off. Your bathroom mirror will be polished, sweet-smelling, and fog-free for a week.
How to Clean Your Shower Curtain Liner
Forget wiping the mildew from your shower curtain liner: Put it into the washing machine with regular detergent or 1/2 cup baking soda, plus a couple of towels or sheets (these will help rub the curtain clean while also protecting the liner during the wash cycle), then rehang it and allow it to drip dry.
How to Clean Shower Tiles and Grout
It's surprisingly easy to clean moldy shower tiles and grout: Mix equal parts bleach or vinegar and water in a spray bottle, spray your tiles and grout, let dry completely (this is key), then rinse. For tough black spots, make a paste of baking soda and water in a small cup, then attack mold with an old toothbrush.
How to Clear a Clogged Drain
Drop a tablet or two of Alka Seltzer down the drain, then pour in a cup of vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then flush with hot water.
How to Clean Your Toilet
Alka Seltzer again! Drop in two tablets, allow to fizz for fifteen minutes, then run your toilet scrub brush around the bowl and flush.
How to Clean Bath Toys
Soak bath toys overnight in a bucket filled with 3/4 cup vinegar per gallon of warm water, then rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry.