Use CLR for Toilet StainsOur toilets are still fairly new, so there is no need for them to have brown stains. I had a ring around my bowl and streaks coming down where the water runs into the bowl.
Hang Bath Mat to DryTo keep your bath mat from molding, hang it on a towel rack. Do this as soon as you get out of bath or shower.
Rain-X for Clean Shower DoorsSpraying Rain-X on your shower doors will make the water bounce right off and will also reduce the build up of soap scum.
Fabuloso Multi Purpose Cleaner ReviewFabuloso All Purpose Cleaner is all you need to clean your tub when you get out, provided you wipe out the rubbery residue of dirt with your hands every time you bathe before you get out.
Oven Cleaner for Soap ScumWe have used Easy Off Fume Free over cleaner (for cold ovens, no heat required) to clean years of soap scum and hard water build up off showers and tubs, both fiberglass and tile.
Clean The Shower, Then Take a ShowerI hate to clean the shower, I get all wet! So I go IN "prepared to take a shower", and bring my cleaning tools with me. Then I turn on the water clean the shower, then shower myself!.
Dishwasher Tablet to Clean ToiletI am aware the the chemicals in the detergent for dishwashers is similar to that used to remove stains in toilets, so I put the little dishwasher tablets into the toilet, and it works.
Cleaning Toilet Brush with Denture TabletsLate for work? Surprise company? Want to trim down cleaning time? Clean your toilet brush quick and easy with cheap denture tablets in a cleaned toilet! Let the brush soak at least an hour to thoroughly clean. Dollar Store quality is just fine.
Save Money On Toilet Bowl CleanerIn a recent post, I gave Dollar Tree's brand of household bleach a thumbs down. I'm back with a thumbs up for another of their products, toilet bowl cleaner.
Use WD40 for Removing Hard Water Line in Toilet BowlFor years, I and other women have been tackling 'the hard water ring' build up in the bowl of our toilets using Comet or a pumice stone to clear away the build up from the bowl itself.
Cleaning Glass Shower DoorsPut peroxide in a spray bottle and spray on your shower doors and wipe with a dry cloth. The soap scum wipes right off. You can also do the same for shower walls. It works wonders.
Rubbing Alcohol Removes Hairspray BuildupPut rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and wipe the area. All the residue will be removed.
Use Exfoliating Gloves for Bathroom CleaningWhen cleaning taps, tiles, or a shower screen pop on a pair of exfoliating gloves like you have in shower. They make it so easy to get in every nook and cranny.
Clearing a Clogged Sink DrainMy bathroom sink had been draining slowing for a while and it was finally time to figure it out. I found a recipe on ThriftyFun for homemade Drano, using salt, baking soda, vinegar and water. It didn't go quite as planned but we were successful in the end.
Use A Broom To Clean Bathtub When PregnantThis is a way to get no "ring around the tub" when you're pregnant and the belly bump gets in the way of your bending over to clean the bathtub. Simply buy a cheap broom from the Dollar Store and use it specifically to "scrub/sweep" that tub sparkling clean.
Hygienic ThoughtsBy natural inclination and choice, I keep a tidy and very clean house. For sanitary reason I pay particular attention to the germy areas, being the kitchen and bathroom. I was unpleasantly surprised several weeks ago to see for myself that my bathroom drain hole was gross, there being no other word for it.
Easy Shower Floor Cleaning With Toilet Bowl PadsI use the Clorox toilet cleaning disposable pads attached to the wand for good scrubbing and disinfecting action. I no longer have to get on my knees and scrub. As a senior citizen, it helps me keep my shower so clean.
Scrubbing Bubbles to Clean Hairspray off SinkI'll admit it. I use hairspray every time I fix my hair. And of course the mist falls down and lands all over my bathroom sink. Fairly quickly, my sink develops a film of grime because of it. I've found that using Scrubbing Bubbles erases any evidence of hairspray and leaves my porcelain sparkling.
Cleaning with a Drain SnakeI was in Walmart the other day and saw drain snakes hanging in the aisle with the cleaning supplies. I don't know if this is a new item or I have never noticed it before. I have been looking for something like this for a long time and I grabbed it. The price was $2.98.
Say Good-bye to Wet Bathroom Counters and FloorsI store my soap dispenser, bathroom cup, and toilet plunger on clay plant pot bottoms. They contain the drips and the water evaporates fast. To clean, I use soap and water and rinse with vinegar or rubbing alcohol to sanitize.
Clean Shower Curtain, Liner and Plastic Tub Mat in Washing MachineDoes anyone else hate this chore as much as I do? I've tried scrubbing everything with a cleanser and a stuff brush but everything still looked dirty when I finished. I decided to try something different. I took down the shower curtain and the liner and removed the plastic tub mat and put everything in the washer with four washcloths they also needed washing.
Vinegar to Clean FaucetsSoak two paper towels in vinegar lay them on the taps for about an hour. Then wipe off. It gets all the gunk off your taps.
Pumice Stone for Removing Calcium BuildupOur cast iron bathtub is 50 years old and I have no plans of parting with it. When the water drains out of the tub, there is a spot near the drain where a little water settles and over the years, a brown circle developed in that area and I could not scrub it off. It was hard calcium buildup.
Cut Vinyl Shower Curtain to Prevent MoldI always make sure to cut the bottom edge off, where it has a hem. The hem collects moisture and it's almost impossible to keep it clean, even with bleach. Cut the bottom right along the top of the hem. Don't worry, it won't fray since it's vinyl.
Vinyl Floor Cleaner for Bathtub or Shower WallsDo this last step after cleaning in whatever method you chose. Using a CLEAR acrylic type floor cleaner, wet a cloth with it and wipe down the walls and doors. This will allow you to extend the next cleaning cycle, due to it's water repellent nature after it dries.
Swiffer Pads for a Sparkling Toilet BowlI always keep Swiffer pads because they are so thick and easy to use and I also have a Swiffer mop. However, I buy the Swiffer pads for other uses. I use them to clean around the outside of the toilet bowl.
White Vinegar to Remove Calcium...I saw this tip in a video on the internet and had a chance to try it out on an old faucet that had years of calcium buildup on it.
Drying a Toilet BrushThis tip was at the end of a video on how to clean the toilet in 3 minutes. Being that I use the brush to clean the toilet bowl most every day, which takes only a few seconds, I found this part to be very helpful and it will make the toilet brush last much longer.
Zep for Cleaning Tile GroutFor years I put up with yellow grout in my bathroom. I scrubbed with everything imaginable to no avail. I was recently in a local home improvement store and when I asked about this problem they suggested a product to me. It is totally amazing! The name of of it is Zep Mold Stain & Mildew Remover.
Foam Packing to Minimise Soap ScumSoap scum can build up quickly in a large household. This attracts dirt and looks unsightly.
Use Second Curtain to Keep Shower Wall CleanWhat a job to clean bath/shower walls! It doesn't have to be that way. I placed another shower curtain and tension rod against the wall in my bath. Now instead of cleaning the wall, I just take down the shower curtain and throw it in the wash. No more back-bending chore of cleaning the actual wall.
Mould and Mildew Spray to Clean ToiletCleaning around your toilet seat hinge can be fiddly and time consuming. A cloth won't get into all the cracks and crevices. Antibacterial spray is good for getting in there and killing the germs but won't banish the stains.
Removing Bathtub Stains for Under $20I'm in the process of moving into an old historic home and boy, does it need work! The porcelain bathtub was disgusting, years worth of stains. For three days, I tried every "soap scum, mildew remover, etc." you could think of. Nothing worked (cue freak out) until I came across two lifesaving products.
"Gumption" Paste Cleanser for ShowerI had some very intractable marks on the window that forms part of the shower in the bathroom (it's very private here!). These seemed to be marks and residue left by water evaporating to leave the calcium and magnesium salts behind, rather than soap scum from the shower.
Vinegar to Clean Shower HeadGet a baggy and fill with vinegar. Tie it around the shower head, leave on overnight. Wipe grime off in morning. It works well.
Razor Blade to Clean Glass Shower DoorsSoap scum just flakes off into a powder by removing it with a single edge razor. Very simple. After years of spending money on chemicals for my shower doors, they are now clean!
WD-40 for Removing AdhesiveI had put the little self-adhesive plastic strips in my bathtub several years ago. They worked quite well, and they stayed useful for several years. They eventually began to peel around the edges and I decided to pull them off and go back to the rubber bath mat.
Cooktop Cleaner for Bathtub StainsToday I tried bleaching, Oxiclean, and Lysol foam cleaner. Nothing worked. I wish I had taken a before picture. I decided to try the cleaner that I use to clean my ceramic cook-top. It worked. Right before my eyes, the dirt came clean.
Furniture Polish to Keep Shower Walls CleanAfter I clean my shower, I take furniture polish and shine my shower walls all nice and pretty. I I then shine the walls with the furniture wax. This will keep your shower clean with no soap scum residue at all.
Broom for Cleaning BathtubNow that I'm an Oldie but Goodie I have found an easier way to clean the bathtub. After my shower, I lightly sprinkle cleanser in tub. I got a broom from Dollar Tree, wet it and swish it all over, tub and walls.
Spray Vinegar after ShoweringI keep a spray bottle of vinegar by the shower. When I am done showering, I use the squeegee and then I spritz the shower walls and inner curtains with the vinegar. It keeps mildew at bay and disinfects the shower.
Dollar Tree Tub and Shower CleanerThe iron is so bad in our water that I have to clean our shower once a week. There are two things that work for me. The first is "The Works Tub and Shower Cleaner" from the Dollar Tree. You spray it on, leave it and wipe off. It's magic.
Skin So Soft for Cleaning Soap ScumI found using Avon's original Skin So Soft works wonderfully. Apply it on the tub, with extra on the scum spots. Allow to set about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, use a scrubby of some kind (even old bath scrubbies) rinse, and, wah lah, scum is gone!
Cleaning Raised Toilet SeatsOne member of our family now needs to use a raised toilet seat. The one we have comes off easily, so I put it in the bathtub to clean it. I let the shower run hot water on it for a few minutes while I clean other parts of the bathroom.
Forever Clean Shower StallThis is a motivational tip, as we all already know how to clean our shower stall.
Vinegar for a Non-Slip BathtubAfter a nasty fall in my bath tub, I became extra careful to not have it happen again. My first idea was to always just throw a facecloth in the tub to stand on. My latest and very effective method that keeps me safe as well as my family is to spray my vinegar/water cleaning solution on the bottom of the tub.
Keeping Your Tub or Shower CleanClean and protect your bath tub or shower unit. This will make it easier to keep clean in the future.
Cleaning Stubborn Tub StainsI don't like to use chemicals that have an odor. I found using a laundry soap powder works great! Fill the tub with hot water. Leave it in for about 10-15 minutes. Then drain.
Hands Free Toilet CleaningCut a magic eraser into four pieces. Drop one piece into toilet. Leave for a few hours or overnight. Dream of clean, sparkley, toilets.
Spray Cleansers In BathroomWhen cleaning bathrooms, I spray cleansers. Let it set for 15 minutes then come back and scrub.
Pickle Jar with Laundry Detergent to Hold Toilet BrushI have a large pickle jar in which I keep my toilet brush, which I use to clean the toilet with. In the pickle jar is enough laundry detergent to cover the bristles of the brush.
Using a Toothbrush to Clean a DrainWhen my tub drain got blocked, instead of using a caustic liquid drain opener, I stuck an old toothbrush down the opening. The bristles quickly and completely removed a disposable razor blade cover and a ton of hair!
Unclogging ShowerheadsI keep a spray bottle of half vinegar, half water, and a spritz of dish detergent for everyday use. Once a week, I spray the showerhead with this vinegar mixture and it keeps the holes unclogged.
Cleaning a Tub With Mr. Clean Magic EraserWhen we moved into our "new" apartment, it needed a good cleaning! The worst of it was in the bathtub/shower. I used cleaner after cleaner, until I talked to the apartment manager one day.
Cleaning the Bathroom With Turtle WaxI tried cleaning the bathroom with Turtle wax. The sink came out pretty shiny. Next I am going to do the tiles with it.
Keeping the Bathroom Sink CleanBetween making pottery, gardening, and car repair, we always had a dirty sink shortly after cleaning it. I found that if I wipe the sink in the bathroom with a dry washcloth after using, it stays cleaner looking longer.
Keeping Your Toothbrush Holder SanitizedIf you have a ceramic toothbrush holder with holes at the top for your toothbrushes, it can trap "gunk" at the bottom. Most of these holders have a little plug that you can take out to clean it. To keep germs down, poke an antibacterial wipe down into the holder to rest at the bottom. Drips will land on the wipe, and you can just take out the plug to remove it when you are cleaning your bathroom. No more disgusting gunk will accumulate.
SOS Pad For Bathroom Soap ScumBathtub, shower stalls, and doors are quickly and easily cleaned using an SOS pad. They eliminate a lot of elbow grease, but cut through grime and soap scum. No scrubbing or soaking. Even the off brand pads work just as well as the name brand.
Use Body Wash to Clean ShowerWanna know how to keep a shower clean? Do not use soap! Use body wash instead. Soap leaves soap scum, but body wash does not. You will not have to wash your shower as often. Try it!
Store Toothbrush In Hydrogen PeroxideI now keep a small jar in my bathroom on the sink filled with hydrogen peroxide. When I finish brushing my teeth, I place my toothbrush into the jar. I know my brush is clean and safe the next time I brush my teeth.
Keeping Shower CleanFor me, cleaning the shower is an overwhelming task. One day while watching a commercial for one of those shower sprays, the words "cleans a shower in 10 days or keeps a clean shower clean" stood out.
Cleaning Hard To Reach Bathroom CornersAfter many years of using old toothbrushes and anything else I could think of to clean the hard to get at spots in the bathroom, I stumbled across an easy solution.
Kaboom Foam-tasic And Magic Erasers For Bathtub StainsI decided to try the dollar store version of the Mr. Clean erasers and the Kaboom Foam-tastic. The erasers will do the job by themselves, but it takes a lot of work. Just spray on the Kaboom and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then clean with the erasers.
Use The Works For Bathtub StainsWe have a well and our toilet, bathtub, sink, and washer all get stains. I tried everything and finally I went to a Mercantile Store, they have items that others don't. I asked the owner about the stains and she said she uses The Works.
Be Cautious When Cleaning Bathtub StainsThis may be more classified as a warning to those of us with fiberglass tubs, but here goes. Be very careful with the toilet bowl cleaners, CLR, and anything that reads that it could etch your toilet bowl, as you will remove the finish a little at a time.
Use Sand Paper to Clean Toilet RingBuy wet and dry sandpaper; not the fine. The one that is just below the heavy grit. Wet it in toilet, and sand away. It will not hurt toilet as long as water in there. This is wonderful for under the rim also.
Natural Cleaners For Bathtub RingsTo keep bathtubs sparkling clean, use an all natural paste made from baking soda and liquid Castile soap. The baking soda is a mild abrasive, Castile soap dissolves soap scum and it's safe for all surfaces.
Use Liquid Comet And Car Wax For A Clean BathtubI used a liquid Comet cleaner with bleach and a SOS pad. After a good clean, wax it with car wax. No more rings and easy weekly cleaning. I wax every 3 - 4 months.
Clean Bathtub with Krud KutterWe have a very large fiberglass shower unit that had the ugliest dark stain of unknown origin on the bottom part. I had tried everything I could mix or muster up to use.
Use Squeegee For Shower EnclosureI keep a squeegee in the shower and using it after showering seems to do the trick without chemicals.
Tea Tree Oil for Cleaning BathroomsThis recipe also works as a hand sanitizer. The recipe calls for 1/4 teaspoon tea tree oil and 1 cup water. Sometimes I will make more by using 1 teaspoon of tea tree oil and 4 cups of water.
Use Sand Paper for Toilet Bowl Mineral StainsTrying to get rid of those stubborn sink and toilet mineral deposits? Use a superfine grit sandpaper and gently run a folded corner around the faucet or drain area with the hard water or mineral deposits and voila, they are gone!
Boraxo or Limeaway For PorcelainI too have had problems cleaning, here in Hawaii, my porcelain tub. I have been researching it for a month now. I have come across some very good cleaning agents for your porcelain, old or new.
Cleaning Fiberglass Shower PanI have tried everything I could think of to clean a fiberglass shower pan. My 87 year old mother was not able to clean it. Since I moved up to NY and into her house, I have tried to remove the gray residue.
Use Furniture Spray To Keep Shower CleanAfter years of trying every product advertised, I still couldn't find a way to keep the shower clean and mildew free. Nothing worked well except for me scrubbing every week.
Cleaning Shower Curtain LinersI buy just shower liner curtains instead of the fancy curtains. When they start to get a build up on them, I take them down and soak them in the sink in a small amount of bleach and white vinegar water.
Four Steps To a Clean BathroomSince the only females in our household are me and the cat (and she drinks from the toilet, go figure), I find myself needing to spruce up the bathrooms quite regularly.
Tea Tree Oil For Mold And MildewAll natural tea tree oil is the absolute best treatment for mold and mildew. Mix 10-20 drops of essential oil in a spray bottle filled with water. Spray on to surface and you're done.
Removing Stains From Toilet BowlTo clean stubborn stains from your toilet bowl, first if you have a wet/dry vacuum, suck out all the water so you have a virtually liquid free bowl. Then, pour in hydrogen peroxide. It will get rid of all stains and lime.
Vinegar to Clean the BathroomTo remove build up from lime and water deposits on the tub, shower heads, and faucets use vinegar. Use paper towels soaked in pure white distilled vinegar and line around the tub, allow to sit for 30 minutes then remove paper towels and rinse.
Use A Toilet Brush For Bathroom ScrubbingToilet scrubbers are useful to clean far more than just toilets. Their bristles do well for scrubbing a tub or sink, especially when combined with a gritty cleanser like Comet.
Toilet Scrubber for General Bathroom CleaningToilet scrubbers are useful to clean far more than just toilets. Their bristles do well for scrubbing a tub or sink, especially when combined with a gritty cleanser like Comet. They do a nice job on mildew in grout crevices.
Cleaning a Cast Iron TubDo you dread cleaning your cast iron tub? An easier way is to spray the tub with your Oven Cleaner, follow instructions and let it sit. Wipe gently and your have a brand new looking, sparkling clean tub without breaking your back.
Clean Toilet with BleachHere in Finland, bleach is a lot cheaper than other bathroom/toilet cleaners, especially those with the spray tops. My tip is to use an old cleaning fluid bottle, the type with the spray top that allows you to spray the fluid, for bleach.
Clean Shower Doors with Squeegee After ShoweringI purchased a short handled squeegee at a 99 cent store. I thought it would be nice to clean my windows, but it was too short and so am I. OK, trash that idea.
Clean Shower with Cheap ShampooThis is a great way to clean soap scum off your shower walls in a gentle, safe way that also makes it smell nice and you can even do it in the shower: Take a small sponge and some nice smelling gentle shampoo.
Stain Remover for Soap ScumAre your tubs and showers filled with soap scum? Remove it quickly and easily with a laundry stain treatment such as Spray N' Wash. Simply spray on and wipe scum off. Works like a charm!
Clean Toilet with Shower CleanerSince I didn't have toilet bowl cleaner today, I used tub and shower cleaner with great result! I suspect it is like many other things that are sold under different brand names, but are made by the same manufacturer.
Cleaning Stained PorcelainClean badly stained porcelain with a paste of peroxide and cream of tartar. Simply scrub with a brush and rinse. If the stain persists, try again by covering stain with the paste and adding a few drops of ammonia.
Clean Bathtub with Powdered Dish DetergentWhen your bathtub really gets grimy looking and the bathroom cleaners don't seem to be working, try a scrubby sponge and a bit of powder dish washer soap. It doesn't scratch, but it will get things super clean.
Preventing Mildew On a Shower CurtainWhen washing a plastic shower curtain, retard the formation of mildew by adding half a cup of table salt to the rinse water and allowing the curtain to soak for fifteen minutes. Drain washer and remove the curtain.
Denture Tablets for Toilet CleaningTo clean stains from the toilet bowl, drop 1 or 2 denture cleaners in and allow to sit overnight.
Put Liquid Hand Soap in Toilet Brush HolderI hate those toilet cleaning brushes and their containers, but they are so needed. I had a moment of inspiration - I put liquid hand soap in the brush holder.
Deodorize Toilet With VinegarDeodorize your toilet bowl by allowing 3 cups white distilled vinegar to sit in it about 30 minutes before flushing.
Use Iron Out to Clean Toilet BowlI read most toilet cleaning testimonies. I'm in this business, and my best advice is to use "Iron Out". Fill your tank and bowl above the "dirt" line and add 1/2 cup in each. Leave overnight if possible, or at least 5 to 6 hours. You will be amazed.
Wipe Down Shower After UsingThere are all sorts of products (purchased and homemade) for cleaning showers, but I don't use anything on my ceramic tile shower walls except for an old towel. When I finish my shower, I wipe down the walls with a small, old towel. It takes less than a minute.
Wash Shower Curtain with Clips AttachedI used to hate washing my shower curtain. Undoing all those clips at the top, what a bore! One day, I took the entire curtain, clips and all, and threw it in the washing machine on delicate. What a time saver!
Baking Soda and Dishwashing Liquid For Soap ScumI want to tell anyone reading this, that the tip about a paste of baking soda and Dawn dish-washing liquid to clean shower walls has given me the cleanest shower with the least effort in many years.
Switch to Liquid Soap to Avoid Soap ScumInstead of using a cake of soap in the shower or bath, use liquid soap. Liquid soap is easier to handle and does not leave a thick film of soap scum on bath or shower tiles or glass.
Use an Exfoliating Glove For CleaningTo clean in between the faucet and knobs in the bathroom, use an exfoliating glove from the dollar store. It works great on the tub faucet and in the kitchen.
Glass Stovetop Cleaner for Shower DoorsI found the best way to clean water spots from shower doors. I tried vinegar soaked on paper towels and left it on there for forty minutes. It didn't work and I now smell like vinegar. I tried Comet with a scrub pad, it didn't work.
A Coaster For Your Shaving Cream CanI save the lids from the tops of Pringles chips cans and the tops from the Walmart generic Crystal Light mix. They are perfect for setting cans of shaving cream on in the shower.