SIX WAYS TO CLEAN YOUR BATHROOM WITH VINEGAR
Vinegar is an underrated and effective cleaning tool. It’s milder than most cleaning products you buy, doesn’t leave your bathroom with a harsh ‘chemical’ smell and is great for the environment. Here are 6 ways to use vinegar to clean your bathroom:
Make a 1:1 mixture of white vinegar and water.
Using a spray bottle and sponge, apply it onto the spots on your dirty mirror and scrub gently.
Rinse off and dry with a clean cloth.
All the stains should be gone.
Switch off the water for your toilet and flush excess water out.
Using toilet cleaner, clean the toilet rim and the siphon jets. Rinse with water.
Put duct tape over the siphon jets.
Add 300 ml of white vinegar to the toilet tank. Fill the tank with some water if needed. Now, flush the toilet. The vinegar will cover the rim and siphons.
Let everything soak in vinegar overnight. Clean with water the next morning.
The rim and jets become clean instantly!
Remove your clogged shower head. Put it in a basin filled with vinegar. Let it soak for a few hours, or in extreme cases, overnight.
Afterwards, scrub off grime with a toothbrush. Rinse with water.
Reattach your shower head. It should be unclogged, shiny and clean.
No more grime or scum!
Hard-Water Deposits on faucets:
Dip some clean wash cloths in vinegar.
Wrap them around the faucet parts that have hard-water deposits.
Let them sit for a few hours, then remove the cloths.
Use warm water and dish soap to remove any remaining stains.
Rinse with water and pat dry.
Boil 1.5-2L of water in a kettle.
Add 300gms of baking soda and 400ml of vinegar.
Let the mixture cool to a point where it is still hot, but not boiling.
Pour it into the clogged toilet. Let it sit overnight.
The next day, flush once or twice to remove the clog.
Hassle-free and no plunger needed. (Note: this will not work if the clog is caused by plastic toys or other solid objects that can’t be dislodged.)
Removing soap scum:
Pour out some vinegar into a microwavable bowl, and heat it till it becomes lukewarm.
Pour into a spray bottle and add equal parts dish soap or hand wash.
Shake the mixture well and spray wherever needed – on the sides of a bathtub, the glass door to your shower, bathing buckets, etc.
Let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour, then scrub off with a Scotch Brite. Rinse clean. The soap scum should be gone in no time.
Vinegar is versatile and easy to use. The best part is that it’s non-toxic! Have fun cleaning with these six useful tips.