When it comes to household chores, tackling the bathroom can feel like a daunting task. Look no further than this handy guide to tackling the less-than-glamorous but highly necessary endeavour. All you need to get started are your five senses and some basic cleaning supplies.
When you walk into your bathroom, are you greeted with a nose-crinkling odour? Damp, unventilated bathrooms are breeding grounds for mould, which can quickly turn any room from fresh to foul. Before you go crazy scrubbing the tiles and grout, try these simple fixes to freshen things up:
Is your bathroom mirror speckled with toothpaste residue? Do you see a thin layer of grime collecting at the base of your faucets? A simple visual inspection can be highly illuminating in letting you know just how dirty your bathroom really is. Try these techniques to turn your bathroom surfaces from scummy to sparkling:
Clean mirrors. Mirrors are a dead giveaway of the last time you cleaned your bathroom. Luckily, just a few quick wipes with a paper towel and mirror cleaning spray will eliminate those unsightly toothpaste specks and random fingerprints.
Are your wet feet collecting hair and debris from your bathmat or bathroom floor? If so, your toes are telling you that your floors could use a clean. Try these solutions to keep your feet happy (and not hairy):
Wash bath mats. Like hand towels, bath mats also tend to be overlooked on laundry day. However, they can be magnets for loose hair, bacteria, and general debris. Be sure to toss your bathmats into the wash every few weeks to keep your feet clean.
Do you hear a suspicious gurgling sound when the water drains from your sink, shower or toilet? Unclog your pipes with a simple solution:
Do you notice that your breath tastes more funky than fresh? If so, it’s probably time to replace your toothbrush. Also, don’t forget to wash the cup or toothbrush holder that you keep your toothbrush in, as bacteria can quickly accumulate in the bottom.