Looking to have an Instagram-worthy bathroom this year? Part of what makes those shots so magical is a rigid and thorough cleaning routine, keeping every element of your bathroom looking fresh at any given time.
The problem for many of us lies in a lack of time — not a lack of care! That’s why learning quick bathroom cleaning hacks and tips can make all the difference in your home’s upkeep and appearance.
Below, we’re covering the best tips and hacks our pros have picked up over the years to keep your glass shower doors, sinks and mirrors at their very best, prolonging their life and giving you some beautiful elements in your home.
1. Makeup-stained counters
Getting ready is a must in the morning. However, this process can leave softer countertops stained by products and powders. If you notice discoloration that won’t budge, you might consider using shaving cream to rinse and wipe with. The chemical compounds in the shaving cream react against many everyday makeup ingredients and oils, lifting them off of the surface of your home’s appliances and countertops with ease. Simply spray, set for a few minutes, and wipe with a wet rag. It’s never been simpler to fight nasty stains!
2. Disinfecting your tub
Your tub, if uncared for, can be a breeding ground for soap scum, sludge and other buildups you don’t want near your freshly-cleaned body. Between deep cleans, you may consider keeping a spray bottle of vinegar handy to spray and wipe your tub down, giving you a slip-resistant grip and a clean feel for every shower or bath.
3. Don’t forget the fixtures
With a regular cleaning pattern down pat, it can be easy to overlook critical elements of your cleaning path. Things like fixtures, door tracks (such as for your upscale shower door), and other useful features such as switches or buttons can go neglected – which can cheapen the final look of your freshly cleaned bathroom. Not sure where to start? Understanding what material your tracks and fixtures are made of can be a great place to start. Many bathrooms feature ceramic, stainless steel, or brass, all of which have simple specialty cleaning steps to leave them looking flawless.
- For stainless steel: You can try using baking soda and water-based paste for an effortless shine that stays.
- For ceramic: Try using a spray cleaner, paper towel and good old elbow grease.
- For brass: You may need a bit of acid to break down buildups. Try a bit of baking soda with lemon, and form the mixture into a paste. Scrub until it shines!
4. Don’t settle for vacuuming alone
Many homes in constructed or designed in the modern-day era have hard tile, wood or ceramic floors installed. These can be easy to care for, provided the routine isn’t slighted. It can be tempting to rely on a basic broom and mop or vacuum routine to keep your floors looking spic-and-span. However, this can leave pockets of germs and dirt-based buildup on your floors, which can cause undue wear and tear over time. You might consider investing in a formal mop (spin mops can be especially effective) or a wet-jet push mop.
We want to advise against the bucket-toss cleaning method, as the extra water can seep under floorboards, appliances, and siding. Only use what water and solution you need, and you can spot-clean the rest as you’re able. Consistency is critical, but if you fall behind, don’t let this discourage you. Your floors can be resilient once you return to a cleaning routine.
5. Make your doors streak-proof
Streak-proof shower doors…we know it sounds dreamy – and we want to encourage you that it’s not too good to be true. You can quickly finish and care for your shower doors to make them streak resistant with just two key elements: Pure ammonia and a microfiber cloth.
Home Depot recommends two tablespoons ammonia-to-2 quarts of warm distilled water ratio, giving you a solution for most streak-free shower doors. Simply spray and set for 3-5 minutes, and remove with a vigorous microfiber cloth scrub. You can buff any streaks with a second dry microfiber cloth.
What to include in your bathroom cleaning kit
New to owning your home or aren’t sure where to start when it comes to cleaning your bathroom? We’ve got you covered. Here are some unmissable items that should be in every bathroom cleaning kit:
- Sink cleaner (such as Scrubbing Bubbles or an adjacent option)
- Spray bottle(s)
- Microfiber clothes
- Regular scrubbing rags/cloths
- Chlorox wipes (or adjacent option)
- Toilet scrubber or wand system (such as Chlorox kits or adjacent option)
- Spray disinfectant
- Baking soda
- Paper towels
- Clean water
Considering updating your Utah shower doors?
If you’re looking for Utah bathroom renovations and shower door upgrades, the experts at Vision Mirror and Shower are here to help. For more information and to get started today, please visit our website: http://visionmsd.com. We look forward to serving you!