Bathroom Cleaning Hacks


Cleaning your bathroom is probably pretty low on your priority list. No one likes to do it yet it must be done for everyone’s health and comfort. If you just don’t have the time, patience or resourcefulness to do a deep clean every time you have to clean the bathroom, here are some hacks you can try to make your job easier.

Drains, fixtures, shower heads and other areas of your bathroom can be tough to clean with the standard tools. Try these shortcuts that can do a thorough job of cleaning your bathroom, shortening the time you have to spend in there.

Rinse a Dirty Toilet Brush

Many people clean their toilet and then just replace the brush in the brush holder. This essentially locks in all the germs and makes that brush holder a very dirty spot indeed. Try flushing clean water over that brush when you’re done with it to rinse it, then shut the seat and lid over it. Now the brush can drip dry right into the toilet.

In the toilet brush holder, add a mixture of water and white vinegar to keep it fresh for the next use.

Clean the Shower Head

If you inspect your showerhead next time you’re in there, you may be pretty disgusted. To clean up any built-up grime, heat some white vinegar and dish soap in the microwave, then put it in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on your showerhead to get rid of the buildup.

Here’s another tip: try soaking your shower heads and faucets in a bag of white vinegar. All you have to do is fill a plastic baggie with a mixture of white vinegar and water, then twist tie it around the shower head or faucet. Let it sit overnight so it can naturally break down and eliminate grimy buildup.

Use Dryer Sheets Creatively

Add a few drops of water to your used dryer sheets and use them to clean soap scum from your shower or tub. You can even use them to restore the shine on your chrome bathroom or kitchen fixtures.

Clean Crevices With a Chopstick

Every home has chopsticks from takeout lying around in a junk drawer somewhere. Might as well put them to good use! They can actually act as powerful and convenient cleaning tools to remove gunk from the crevices in your bathroom. Wrap a thin cloth, cheesecloth or cotton makeup pad around the chopstick to clean the slats in vents, in the grout, and around faucet fixtures. These are all tricky areas that can’t be reached with standard tools, sponges or rags.

Contact L&P Plumbing

If, when cleaning your bathroom, you come across concerns or issues that need to be addressed, call our team at 512-468-9030. We can schedule an appointment for you or give you a free quote. From clogged toilets to broken fixtures, we can help ensure your bathroom is functioning correctly and safely.