I don’t know about you, but the bathroom is one of my least favorite rooms to clean.  It always seems to smell, the mirror is constantly smudged (even without little fingers drawing on it), and there’s an ever present ring around the tub.  No matter what you do, it never looks like the bathrooms on television or in a magazine.  Thankfully, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite bathroom cleaning tips that will make it sparkle (at least for a little while).

  1. If your shower comes with a door, rub a teaspoon of lemon oil on it twice a month, which will cause the water to roll right off of it.  However, if you use a shower curtain, Martha Stewart says to always remember to pull the curtain closed after using the shower.  This will stop water from getting stuck in its folds, which will in turn stop mildew from forming.  No more grimy curtains, ftw!
  2. Clean your old shower curtain liners.  If you didn’t know about Martha Stewart’s trick, don’t despair.  You can always toss your dirty, mildew-y shower curtain liners in the wash with some old towels.  The towels will help scrub the liner clean, so you don’t have to throw out the liner.  (If you feel the need to replace the liner, you can buy mildew resistant liners on Amazon.  They may be cheap, but they actually work!)
  3. Clogged Drains? My drains always seem to be clogged nowadays and it feels like I should start buying stock in Draino or Liquid-Plumr.  According to Women’s Day Magazine, pouring these cleaners down the the drain is only the first step.  If you really want to get rid of clogs, you need to pour some boiling water down the drain immediately after using your clog fighting tools.
  4. If you want to keep your shower walls mildew free, Good Housekeeping suggests storing a squeegee in the shower and having the last person to shower squeegee the walls, so moisture doesn’t build up–I don’t know how practical this would be as getting the people in my home to close the shower curtain when they’re done in the shower is like pulling teeth.
  5. Have Kids? While they’re drowning their barbies and having rubber duck races, use that time to tidy up the rest of the room.  Why spend all that extra time to clean up after the bath when you can do it during the bath!

TO BE CONTINUED

 

Check back next week for the best ways to clean your bedroom!

 

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