Cheat your way to a spotless bathroom

In the current financial climate of the country, one of the most nauseating purchases has to be cleaning products. You can’t eat them, watch them, play with them or drive them; they simply serve to prevent your friends from talking about how filthy you are behind your back because let’s face it, we don’t really clean for ourselves do we?

Cleaning products aren’t cheap either, a bottle of decent sink un-blocker is nearly £8, so we have some handy solutions to make your bathroom look brand new again with the use of some products that can be bought cheaply or found lying around your cupboards.

Well, with a few nifty tricks up your sleeve, you can get that spotless bathroom without having to break the bank.


Get creative with vinegar: Vinegar is one of the best cleaning products out there and it’s already in your kitchen! Mix some white vinegar with warm water and spray it over surfaces as an effective cleaner.

Not just for fish and chips, salt and vinegar is ideal for shining up all things chrome in your bathroom or shower. Just add 2 tablespoons of salt to 1 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar and you have the perfect solution to shine your chrome until you can see your face in it.

Also, give your shower doors the once over with a sponge and then follow up with a healthy spray of white vinegar will get rid of any hard water deposits that the initial cleaning may have left behind, giving you crystal clear doors.

Notice the white deposits that congregate around the holes in your shower head. Submerge the shower head in white distilled vinegar for around 20 minutes and it will be as good as new, preventing a build-up that could lead to a blockage or leakage.

Baking Soda

Spray your bathroom tiles with a mixture of 1 cup baking soda and some warm water, allow it to settle before scrubbing it off with a brush, the baking soda will provide an abrasive action that will get rid of all those stubborn stains quickly and easily!

Drain cleaner and plug un-blocker is expensive stuff, so why not try pouring one cup of baking soda followed by one cup of white vinegar down your plughole? Leave the solution for around 5 minutes and then run the hot tap and hey presto! You have cleaned and deodorised your drain.

Alternatively, add 3 Alka-Seltzer tablets to your drain followed by a cup of white vinegar and you will get the same effect.

Baking soda can get rid of the toughest stains, from bathroom grime through to oven grease. If you have a job that looks difficult to tackle then rub baking soda on a damp sponge and give your item a good scrub, you should find that it lifts the dirt just as well as any conventional cleaner.

Lemon Juice

Effective against any unwanted orange rust rings in your shower or bath, just rub in lemon juice and the stain will soon vanish. Lemon acts as a natural bleach so feel free to experiment with the idea by adding hot water or vinegar to create a powerful cleaning solution and scrub away at any filthy white goods. Ideally, grab your old spray bottles after they’re finished and fill them with your chosen solution. Combining a small amount of bleach and fairy liquid and then filling it with water creates a cleaning product that is better than most you will find in the supermarket.


If you have the same problem when it comes to forking out cash for unexciting cleaning products, why not give these ideas a go and see how you get on?

Cleaning the bathroom can be a difficult and expensive task. However, with a few simple items that you may already have around the house, you can easily make your bathroom look brand new! White vinegar is an effective surface cleaner and can also help clear away hard water deposits from shower doors. Additionally, salt and vinegar together can be used to shine chrome fittings.

For tougher grime and stains, baking soda is your best bet and lemon juice can be used to remove orange rust rings from the shower or bath. With a few simple items lying around your cupboards you can easily get that spotless bathroom without having to break the bank!

This article is published by Ultimate Home Improvement blog uk

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