21 Superb Cleaning Hacks For A Stunning Bathroom

21 Superb Cleaning Hacks For A Stunning Bathroom

Do you dream of an organised and sparkly clean bathroom? Great news, you've come to right place! Check out these 21 amazing cleaning tips and start enjoying a beautiful bathroom today.

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1. Prevent steamy mirrors

Want to check your hair or face but a steamy mirror is preventing you from doing so? Build.com has a brilliant 30-second tip for you... you can keep your mirror de-fogged with shaving cream! Pure genius.

2. Get rid of mildew from shower curtains

Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your washing detergent and stick it on a gentle wash cycle to help get rid of mildew. When it's time for the rinse cycle add 1/2 cup of vinegar, and finally, when that has ended, let it dry on a rack. Check out Anushka F's post on Discover how one pot of bicarbonate of soda can clean your entire home for more tips like this.

3. Use a magnetic strip as storage

There's nothing worse than finding hair clips all over the floor! Install a magnetic strip in the bathroom to help keep your essential bits, like nail clippers, tweezers and those pesky hair clips nicely organised. Check out 31 organisational life hacks that will make you happy to read other amazing hacks for around the home.

4. Increase air flow

Create a better air flow in your bathroom by keeping your curtain in the middle of the shower, leaving gaps at either edge. You'll achieve an increased air flow which will in turn, help keep your shower cleaner.

5. Take a break

After you've sprayed cleaner in your bath, taps, and toilet - leave it to sit on the surfaces for a while. This will allow your spray cleaner to sit and do it's job, before you wipe it away. You could even stick the kettle on and have a well-deserved cuppa.

6. Got a sandwich bag?

limescale shower head
Make it easy!

Did you know you can use a sandwich bag to deep clean your shower head? Fill it with two teaspoons of baking soda and half a cup of vinegar. Attach it to your shower head with an elastic band and switch the shower on to fill the bag up slightly. Tomorrow morning the shower scum and debris will fall of effortlessly! Don't miss Anushka F's post revealing 16 weird cleaning tricks that will make your life infinitely easier for other tips like this one.

7. Help prevent mildew

If you've got a particularly damp bathroom that's not easy to air out, you can help prevent mildew growing by using this simple tip. Before hanging your brand spanking new shower curtain up, leave it to soak in salt water for a few hours.

8. Keep your razor blades sharp

razor womens blue
That should save you some dough!

Extend the life of your razors with a pair of jeans! Don't miss this great video from instructables.com which contains everything you need to know about keeping your razor sharp for months and months.

9. Spice racks

If you've got lots of hair and body products lying around the bathroom, hang up spice racks and fill them up! All they needs is a lick of paint and like magic, you've suddenly achieved some useful extra storage space in your bathroom.

10. Grab some baby oil

johnsons baby oil
Who knew?!

Did you know that you can help avoid getting soap scum in the shower by applying a very light layer of baby oil to your tiles? Check out 27 weird uses for baby oil you never knew existed for more great uses for baby oil!

11. Get a secondary curtain rail

Have you run out of room for shampoo bottles and shower gels? Install a second rod underneath your curtain rail so you can hang these items on hooks. It will keep your bath and shower surfaces clear too, and they won't require as much cleaning!

12. Enjoy an odour-less bin

This is a very simple tip - keep your bathroom bin smelling fresh by sprinkling a light layer of baking soda at the bottom. Easy!

Looking for more ways to control bathroom odours? Read our article on shower onions

13. Make your own bathroom cleaner

homemade bathroom cleaner
It really works!

Save money by making your own bathroom cleaner - it's cheaper and it's greener. apartmentTherapy.com have created a list of ingredients you can use to make your own set of cleaners, for the floor, toilet, drain and other bathroom surfaces.

14. Glass jars as storage

Store cotton wool pads, bath salts, make-up sponges and more in glass jars. They will look far nicer than in plastic bottles or boxes. check out 57 exciting ways you can transform empty jars for more great uses.

15. Lemon for hard water areas

Hey presto!
Hey presto!

If you live in a hard water area then you may have a build up of stains on your taps. Cut a lemon in half and give them a good rub down, let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse with warm water.

16. Keep towels fluffy

After lots of uses, bath towels can start to lose their softness. Prevent this from happening by following the helpful instructions at lnt.com. You'll soon be back to that luxurious feel you had when your towels were brand new.

17. Hidden toothbrushes

coloured toothbrushes
Easy peasy!

If you're sick of finding toothbrushes lying around looking messy, then consider cutting notches in your cabinet shelves to store them out of sight. For instructuions on how to do this, check out familyHandyMan.com.

18. Toilet brush

Don't put a dripping wet toilet brush back into the holder. Dry your toilet brush by wedging it under the toilet lid. Allow it to to dry underneath the seat for a few minutes while you clean elsewhere and you'll soon have a dry brush!

19. Store your towels in an old wine rack

Who says towel storage has to be boring? Grab an old towel rack roll your dry towels up in them. How beautiful they will be! If you have space you could even fix them to the wall.

20. Vacuum first

shark vacuum
Make sure you remember to do this...

If you have tiles in your bathroom, sweep or vacuum them first, before you start cleaning with a mop. This will make sure there isn't any dust left on the floor and will mean an easier clean.

21. Magnetic make-up board

If you've got lots of make-up, consider using a magnetic board to keep it up and out of the way. You can choose to hang it on the back of the door, or inside a cupboard.

Have you got a tip you'd like to share? We'd love to hear it! Let us know in the comments below...

Colleen B


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  1. Author Elaine on October 11, 2019 at 8:22 am

    How do I get my towels fluffy again ? The link does not work !

    1. Author Joanne A on October 11, 2019 at 10:30 am

      Hi Elaine! Sorry about that - we're in the process of updating our older content, including fixing links like this. To get your towels fluffy again, we like to add white vinegar to the wash. You don't need to add any detergent or conditioner - just vinegar in the drawer where you'd normally put the detergent. Run your normal cycle and the towels will be stripped of product buildup. This makes them nice and fluffy again!

  2. Author Mrs Lynda Ross on September 2, 2020 at 5:37 am

    Hi One of the best tips I have learnt this year is use an electric toothbrush on tiles to clean grout works especially well on the floor tiles

    1. Author Joanne A on October 6, 2022 at 5:31 pm

      That's a great idea! As long as it's an old one that you're not planning to use again, of course.

  3. Author Harmony on December 4, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks for this amazing article. I never knew moving the shower curtain to the middle would increase air flow. I always habitually swipe them to the left side, so will adapt from now on. Also, love your tip about using glass jars to store stuff to look more presentable. I will store my bath salts and cotton buds in glass jars from now on too. I never use or keep a toilet brush. I am germphobic and they are the most disgusting things in a household! I use a bit of bleach and antibacterial wet wipes to clean my toilets whenever required instead and never have to scrub my toilets with a nasty toilet brush! From an Expert Home Tips fan.

    1. Author Joanne A on December 5, 2022 at 11:12 am

      We're glad you like our ideas, Harmony!


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