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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.

Siphon jets:

  • 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!

Shower heads

  • 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.

Toilet Clogs:

  • 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.  

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