7 Crazy Ways To Clean Your Bathroom That Actually Work

Posted on: 1 August 2016

You've seen the pins and read the blog posts. People are coming up with crazy cleaning hacks for the bathroom using a variety of weird products. Here are a few of them.

1. Baking Soda: If you have ever attended a grade school science fair, you know what happens when you mix baking soda and vinegar. Did you know that same compound can clean your slow moving bathroom drain? While safe for kids' science projects, it also eats away at all the built up gunk in your sink's drain. 

2. Steel Wool: You can find #0000 fine steel wool in the paint section of most hardware super stores and it works like a charm on shower doors. Simply wet and wipe all that soap scum off without scrubbing. This version of steel wool is strong enough to cut through the buildup, yet soft enough to not scratch the glass. 

3. Lemons: Hard water spots often plague the chrome finishes in your bathroom, particularly the tub faucet. Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle it with salt. The combination of the coarse salt and the acidic lemon is enough to make those hard water spots disappear. Plus, as an added bonus, it smells amazing and is the epitome of an eco-friendly bathroom cleaner.

4. Dryer Sheets: The same dryer sheets that you use to keep static cling at bay in your dryer can also be used to not only clean, but also to prevent the build up of soap scum on your bathroom's shower doors. No one is exactly sure why, but they work well

5. Toothpaste: We've all seen images of floor tiles being cleaned with a toothbrush but, all jokes aside, using plain, white toothpaste will get the job done in no time. The some forces that clean the plaque of your pearly whites will clean the heck out of the grout between your bathroom tiles. 

6. Cola: Tired of scrubbing your toilet? Grab your favorite bottle of cola and let all those liquid chemicals do the work instead. This may sound crazy, but SF Globe did a series of life hack tests. This one really does the trick. 

7. Hydrophobic Solutions: Hydrophobic is a really big word that simply means to repel water. Hydrophobic solutions are used regularly on car windshields to help rain bead up and roll away. Luckily, they can also be used on the glass and tile in your bathroom. After cleaning your shower door, wipe with a hydrophobic solution and the water will simply bead up, virtually preventing future soap scum buildup.


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