The grouting between bathroom tiles is a heavenly place for dirt and germs. It’s one area that we all forget to clean. These hard-to-reach crevices require a regular cleaning because over time it begins to look awful. If you’re strapped for cash then why not give one of the following a try:
– Make a paste of 1 part soda crystals, 2 parts baking soda and 1-2 parts water and scrub it onto the grout with a toothbrush.
– Rub away grime with a new pencil eraser, that’s well suited to reaching these narrow spaces.
– Scrub with a mouthwash containing a tooth-whitening agent.
– Soak a cotton wool ball in household bleach and set it on a spot of badly stained worktop grout for a few hours; for walls, attach the cotton ball with gaffer tape.
Bathroom mirrors along with every mirror in your home or business get very dirty. They pick up bacteria from the air we breath let along what the user is doing in front of them. Water scum, finger marks and dust are just some of the things you will find… oh not forgetting spot residue from when you burst that blackhead last week!
We would recommend our very own Flourish window and glass cleaner from our range of Janitorial Supplies. It is perfect for lifting dirt and grease from all shiny surfaces. It leaves surfaces super shiny with no streaks in sight. It goes hand in hand with our standard blue centrefeed paper towels. However, if you can’t afford that there is a cheaper option… Brew some REALLY strong tea – like 3 bags of black tea and nothing else. Pour the tea into a spray bottle and use this to clean your mirror spotless! Instead of a paper towel, try newspaper to get fewer streaks.
Many people think its impossible to clean shower curtains. It’s not! Simply clean those ugly mildew stains off your plastic shower curtain by putting it and a couple of soiled towels in your washing machine. Add 1/2 cup laundry detergent and 1/2 cup baking soda to the load, and wash it in warm water on your machine’s regular cycle. Add 1 cup white vinegar to the first rinse. Before the machine goes into the spin cycle, remove the curtain and let it hang-dry.
Toothbrush & Holders
The tub you put your toothbrush after its cleaned your teeth can have a build up of bacteria sitting at the bottom of it if you do not wash it. After brushing your teeth the water that is left on the brush runs down into the container in which you keep your brush. Over time this builds up and becomes a breeding ground for bacteria which can then latch onto your toothbrush. Rinse out the container and leave it to stand for half an hour to an hour with a small amount of white vinegar and water. Rinse out again and leave to dry upside down before putting your brush back in it.
Mats & Floors
So, if you’ve got mats give them a good shake and hoover them then chuck them in the washing machine. Always check the label as some mats can’t be machine washed or they must be washed at a low temperature on a gentle wash.
Most bathrooms have tiled flooring or some other kind of water-resistant material. These are easy to clean, simply vacuum all the excess dust and dirt that may be floating around. Next use a mop and a shot of lemon floor gel 5L in some warm water and mop the floor right to the edges. The citrus fragrance is great for removing those bad odour and the floor gel itself is great for removing hard water stains, grease and anything else that may have been dropped on the floor. This is a cheap option, 5 litres for £5.99, however, if you wanted to go cheaper you could use lemon juice and white vinegar with warm water to mop the floor.
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