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8 Unique Tips For Cleaning Your Bathroom

Just like the kitchen, the bathrooms are one of the most important places in the home to keep clean. Like we’ve said before, cleaning house is something we all have to endure so why not bring in a little fun and pizazz to the most daunting tasks? Instead of the same ole Lysol wipes and powdered Comet, we’ve rounded up some fun, unique and inexpensive ways to keep the powder room in tip-top shape. Check them out, try them and let us know how they worked for you!

1. Need a whiter than white toilet?

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For the bleach, instead try a cup of vinegar and a spoonful of baking soda. Dump both into the toilet and let it “simmer” for about 30 minutes. Then scrub! You don’t need toilet bowl cleaners or bleach … all you need to do is stop in the kitchen for a quick, commode pick me up!

2. Need to clean the corners of the shower and tub?

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All you need to do is add vinegar! Spray the built of mildew with vinegar and let it dry, then wipe it off. It’s that simple!

3. Need to clear up the ceiling?

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Lots of times we don’t even realize the ceiling needs to be cleaned and that’s especially true in the bathroom where mildew and mold may dwell. Grab a mop bucket, fill it with half water and half vinegar, then go to down killing those dirty spots.

4. Need to clean up your counter tops?

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Use this simple mixture to combat mildew and soap scum around the sink and counter top. Mix two cups of baking soda, 1/2 cup all-natural dish soap, 1 cup water, and 1/2 cup vinegar, then wipe away!

5. Need to clear up a stained toilet rim?

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All you need is a little borax and lemon! Make a paste with a bit of lemon juice and borax, then scrub to remove the stains! You also get the lemony fresh scent for free!

6. Need to freshen up the bathroom mat?

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You don’t need to wash your floor mat everyday after you’ve hopped out the shower. Instead, hang it up to dry after its dampened. Then sprinkle on some baking soda, clean the rest of the bathroom, then vacuum up the powder. Nothing is worse than stepping out onto a stinky, damp towel after your warm, cleaning shower or bath!

7. Need to rid yourself of rust?

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Take an old toothpaste, squeeze on some toothpaste and brush those rust stains away. Yes, it works!

8. Need to clean the mirror?

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No more Windex! All you need to do is grab some shaving cream and wipe off the mirror! It’ll be fresh and sparkly-clear in no time!

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on September 7, 2012

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Grace Lynne Fleming
From the outskirts of Nashville, I couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Communication, I'm a lover of words.

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