Six bathroom cleaning tips to tackle your toilet this weekend
It’s the weekend, but right now there’s not much to do than get the chores finished or have a walk.
If your walk is already done (or you’ve decided you can’t be bothered) we’re here to motivate you to tackle the cleaning instead.
A recent TikTok video highlighted just how important it is to close your toilet lid before flushing, with the flush spreading bacteria throughout the bathroom.
After seeing this, bathroom specialists at Drench decided to help chunk down the mammoth task of cleaning the loo.
From removing toothpaste marks to keeping things as hygienic as possible, here are their top tips.
Tackle the toilet first
Although we see all the fancy foams and sprays you can buy for your porcelain throne, good old bleach will do the trick just fine.
Drench says: ‘Take some bleach and pour it around the entire bowl, then leave it to soak for a few minutes. After this, take a toilet brush and start scrubbing the entire bowl including the rim (unless you’re lucky enough to own a rimless toilet).’
Get different gloves for the loo
‘When cleaning your toilet we’d recommend having a second pair of gloves and sponges. It’s also a good idea to have them in a different colour so you can remember,’ say the experts at Drench.
Flushable wipes are also a good idea for the toilet itself, but make sure anything reusable gets a thorough clean before next time.
Use white vinegar for limescale
‘If there’s lots of limescale in your toilet bowl, you can use white vinegar,’ Drench says.
‘Pour the vinegar around the entire bowl and leave it to soak for three to four hours.
‘Once it’s had time to soak you can start scrubbing and the limescale should start to disappear. If this doesn’t do the trick you can add more vinegar or even leave the vinegar to sit overnight.
‘Once you’re finished, simply flush the toilet and you should have a sparkly clean bowl.
‘If you want to remove limescale from a shower head or tap spout, you’ll need to use a slightly different method.
‘Fill a plastic bag (sandwich bags work particularly well) with white vinegar and place it over the shower head or tap spout.
‘Secure it with elastic bands and allow it to work overnight. In the morning give your shower head or spout a rinse with water and it should be sparkly clean.’
Any white vinegar will do the trick for this.
Keep your old toothbrush
Grout is the enemy of anyone looking to get their bathroom looking spotless, which is where an old toothbrush comes in handy.
‘For this, use a purpose made shower and grout cleaner and an old toothbrush or other soft bristled brush,’ say the folks at Drench.
‘Spray the cleaner onto the grout and leave it for up to ten minutes to soak in. You can then use your soft brush to scrub the grout and remove the grime. Remember to start at the top of the tiled section and work your way down.’
Mop the floor
When you’re mopping, you need to make sure you’re getting all the grime away rather than moving it around.
Drench recommends a standard floor cleaner, and says: ‘Mix the detergent and hot water in one bucket and then fill up a separate bucket with just hot water.
‘Dip the mop into the bucket then wring it out. Remember if the mop is too wet it won’t clean any better but the floor will take twice as long to dry out.
‘Start mopping the floor at the furthest point from the door then work back towards it. Use the second bucket to rinse the mop.
‘This is something people will often forget to do but it ensures you aren’t simply adding dirty water back into the bucket with cleaning solution.’
Clean toothpaste straight away
Toothpaste marks are pretty much a given, but they’re much easier to clean off of basins when they’re fresh.
‘These will usually develop when toothpaste which has fallen into the basin is left to dry out,’ says Drench.
‘That’s why it’s important to clean toothpaste from your bathroom sink straight away. Although this may seem time consuming, it’s a lot easier than trying to clean it later on when it’s completely dried out.’
See? Wasn’t so hard in the end.
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