The bathroom is the most difficult place in the house to clean and at the same time the one that needs the most cleaning for a matter of hygiene but also because, both when we have guests and for ourselves, having a clean and fragrant toilet makes it more pleasant such an intimate setting.
To have perfectly clean bathrooms, the latest generation detergents are an excellent help but also more natural remedies, and definitely cheaper, have an extraordinary effect.
Bathroom cleaning: dust and hair away
The bathroom is a place where dust and hair lurk easily. On the other hand, it is the room in the house where we comb our hair, where we shave and so on. Dust and hair that flutters everywhere are the first thing to remove from the bathrooms in an intense cleaning session that should be done once a week with windows strictly open both to change the air and to avoid the fumes of the chemicals we go to use bother us.
First thing to eliminate the dust from the bathrooms we have to free the surfaces from bottles of soap, shampoo, perfumes (even if these should be kept in a less humid place!), tricks and so on to be able to do a deep cleaning without being hindered.
We put all our bathroom accessories in the tub, including those we keep in the cabinets, and with a duster we eliminate dust from all surfaces, including any shelves and even from inside the cabinets or above.
We also dust chandeliers and lights that attract a lot of dust and, if we want to prevent the dust from re-settling immediately, we use an anti-dust spray after dusting and never before: otherwise we will just stick the dust on the surfaces.
After dusting the bathroom, we sweep the floor or use a vacuum cleaner. Watch out for corners and baseboards – dust and hair can settle there too.
Cleaning the bathroom: shiny sanitary ware and away the mold
After having dusted and put back everything we had removed from cabinets, cabinets and surfaces let’s move on to the bathroom fixtures and first of all to the bidet, sink, shower and tub.
Let’s start with the smallest and most difficult to clean parts, that is the taps. There are special products that eliminate dirt and halos but a compound consisting of water, 2 tablespoons of bicarbonate and two tablespoons of vinegar is a great ally especially for steel.
Pour the mixture onto a sponge and pass it over the bathroom taps, leave it to act for a few minutes and then wipe over the same points with a wet and well wrung microfiber cloth so as not to leave streaks.
Bath or shower tray, sink and bidet are usually in ceramic and they can be cleaned and polished with the same detergent we use for the dishes: pour it on a damp sponge, rub well, rinse thoroughly with water and wipe with a dry microfibre cloth to dry so that no streaks remain.
If there are mold residues in the corners of the shower or tub, pour some baking soda on it and rub it with an old wet toothbrush until it comes off. Same thing if there is mold in other corners, such as the floor. On the parts of the wall where there are no tiles, to remove the mold we use a microfiber cloth wet with water and bleach or, better, a special product
As for the mold that can lurk between the tiles. The solution is always water plus bleach and scrub with a sponge until it comes off.
Cleaning the toilet
For obvious reasons the wc is the bathroom fixture that needs to be cleaned more carefully inside but also outside. After dusting, pour a glass of bleach into the toilet, soak the brush and let it act. In the meantime, let’s take care of the other sanitary ware.
After cleaning the shower and / or tub, bidet and sink, let’s focus on the toilet. Let us remember that the pieces and sponges we use to clean it must be dedicated only to the toilet: it is really unsanitary to use the same ones for the entire bathroom!
We start from the outside and with a microfibre cloth dipped in water and bleach and then wrung out we clean the internal and external ceramic part and the tablet, above and below. We dry everything with a dry microfiber cloth. We remove the mop that we had soaked and put it back in the appropriate base. We pull the water and that’s it.
To keep the toilet clean, pour in a tablespoon of baking soda twice a week and flush the toilet: in this way unsightly stains should not form.
Cleaning of the bathroom: glass, mirrors
Clean toilets, let’s move on to glass and mirrors: unfortunately no product like those suitable for cleaning them can imitate the shiny effect they give.
To clean glass, including those of any shower screens, and mirrors, we spray a special product on the reflective surfaces to be cleaned and then wipe with a chamois cloth: the shine will be guaranteed.
If we use a curtain for the bath or shower, wash it in the washing machine with a cap of delicate bleach every week.
Shining bathroom: the floors
The floors in the bathrooms they are usually made of fairly resistant materials and for this we should not be afraid to use bleach diluted in water as a detergent which removes and at the same time prevents the formation of mold between the tiles and sanitizes better than anything else.
Bleach for bathroom floors should be used to wash it at least once a week. However, if we usually go over them several times a week for a faster cleaning, we can also opt for vinegar: pour half a glass into a bucket full of water.
How to perfume the bathroom
The bathroom is the place of our intimacy and it is pleasant to see it clean and also to smell it. Unfortunately, once the bathroom has been cleaned and sanitized, the coveted clean smell does not last long and, for this reason, we must find a way for our bathroom to always smell.
In winter, when the heating is on, we can put two or three drops of in the water we use for the radiator fragrant essential oil with the smell of lavender, if we want to help our relaxation, or of mint for a bath with a fresh and intense scent.
Alternatively, in summer or if you don’t have radiators in the bathroom, you can opt for scented candles or delicate room fragrancesalso electric, always with fresh or relaxing scents.
A great option for bathrooms are i diffusers or room fragrances with sticks which are in many cases also very aesthetically beautiful.