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CLEAN FREAK SERIES: 8 Bathroom cleaning hacks.

Do you hate cleaning bathrooms with a fiery burning passion like I do? Do you have a house full of boys that make you hate cleaning the bathroom even more like I do? If you answered yes to both questions, then you’ll love what I’m about to tell you. Warning: If you have boys like I do, be afraid of taking a black light in the bathroom in which they use. You will find a whole lot of nastiness. The bathroom really is the worst place for me to clean. All the soap scum and water spot that seem to never go away are 2 of many reasons why I really hate cleaning this room the most. I’ve come up with a list of methods that I use that make cleaning the bathroom easier and more bearable.


Lemon Lemon on Google Android 8.1

Use half a lemon and rub on the chrome fixtures to get rid of those stubborn water spots and BAM, gone. Lemon is also an odor eliminator, which is great for the boys bathroom, and cheaper than buying special cleaning products.

Natural toilet cleanser

A mixture of vinegar and baking soda will work magic on your toilet. Just spray vinegar inside your toilet like you would your regular cleaner, then sprinkle baking soda and spray more vinegar and let it sit for 15 minutes. You just super cleaned your toilet and didn’t use any harsh chemicals. This mixture is an odor eliminator as well.
Speaking of the toilet…

Toilet brush

After you clean the toilet with the toilet brush, let it drip dry over the toilet, in between the lid and the seat. This will save from germs building up on the brush when you put it back in the container. Which leads me to my next hack….

Toilet brush cleaner

Pour some pine sol in the toilet brush container to sanitize it and keep it clean and smelling goodPersonally, the lemon scent is my favorite. I pretty much love lemon scent everything. I even bought a lemon scented sink strainer from the dollar store and I have lemon scented garbage bags.


Streak-free glass cleaner

When cleaning the mirrors in your bathroom, don’t use paper towels, instead, use wadded up newspaper for a streak-free shine. Here is a chemical-free glass cleaner mixture.
3/4 cups of white vinegar
1.25 cups of warm distilled water
4 drops of LEMON essential oils
(Or any scent you want really, but I prefer lemon.)
16 OZ spray bottle

Mix all the ingredients in the spray bottle and then spray on mirrors and glass and wipe with newspaper.

Cleaning the shower head

Fill a zip lock bag of distilled vinegar and tie around shower head so that the head is in the water. Leave it for about 30 minutes and then the crusty crap on there should come right off. Hey, no lemons in this one. Hahaha

Bath toys

We all know that it’s crucial to keep our kids bath toys clean, as they can hold so many germs! Fill up the already cleaned sink with warm water and vinegar and leave the toys in there for about 15 minutes and then let them air dry. Do this at least once or twice a week to keep them sanitized and germ free.


Writing this is making me want to deep clean my whole house now….

Avoiding rust on counters

rust stain on granite

You know those rust stains that appear on the counter underneath your glass soap containers? Yeah, do you hate those as much as I do??? Here’s how you prevent that from happening. Anything that you stick on your bathroom counter is bound to get wet so, just apply clear nail polish to the bottom of whatever you keep on the bathroom counter. BAM, no more rust stains!

If you loved these hacks and are just a clean freak like me, then drop me a like or comment what you would like to see hacks on next.


15 thoughts on “CLEAN FREAK SERIES: 8 Bathroom cleaning hacks.

  1. These are great! I love the toilet brush idea! I never would have thought to stick it between the lid and seat!

    1. That is my favorite one!! So simple yet so effective. lol

  2. I also hate cleaning the bathroom!! I babysit twins that are currently potting training and ohhh lord is there a mess 😭 the clear nail polish hack is genius !!

    1. I am also potty training, but luckily, my 2 year old is a clean freak like I am so I got lucky with her. Lol

  3. The bathroom is my scary place. So many germs. It will never be clean enough ! I do like pine sol though and I never thought to put it in the brush holder !

    1. Ugh, mine too, especially when you have mostly boys in the house!!!

  4. Omg I always say that living with boys you see some nasty nasty stuff! I now make them clean their own bathrooms because it’s horrific! Yuck. I get disgusted thinking about it. Def will use these hacks. I’m a clean freak as is. Love this stuff 😂😂

    1. Having them clean the bathroom is the same as not really cleaning it at all…. at least it’s like that with my boys. lol

      1. My 11 year old- agreed. Fiancé- wants me stop complaining already so he gets in and the results are surprising. Now he beats me to it so he won’t hear me lol 👌🏼 works for me.

  5. I’ll have to try this since I don’t clean

  6. I love the vinegar trick for the toys I use that one myself. I actually alternate between vinegar and denture tablets which are anti-bacterial.

    1. I NEVER THOUGHT OF USING DENTURE TABLETS!!! I will have to try that!!!

  7. Great tips on cleaning the bathroom! I don’t think I want to really know what mine looks like with a black light!

  8. I was just saying today how much I hate cleaning bathrooms! haha! I love your tip for cleaning bath toys, I’m going to have to do that soon…

    1. Bathrooms are the worst, right? I took a black light to my step sons bathroom and… OH. MY. GOD. It was disgusting.

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