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Do you enjoy cleaning the bathroom? No? Me either. But making it sparkle and shine (and sanitized) doesn’t have to be the dreadful chore that we often turn it into. These bathroom cleaning hacks can help you get your bathroom super clean without spending a lot of time and elbow grease on it.

And if you haven’t checked out our toilet cleaning tips and shower hacks, give them a once over, too. Your bathroom will be cleaner than it’s ever been!

bathroom cleaning hacks title banner, a rubber duck bath toy, a shower curtain on a washing machine, a bleach pen for grout, bath toys soaked in water and vinegar solution

Bathroom Cleaning Hacks for Neat Freaks

1. Can of Air for your Exhaust Fan

Those small things in our house are sometimes the most neglected part of it also. One of those things is our bathroom exhaust fan. In reality, this fan plays a big role in keeping our bathroom well ventilated. Most of our exhaust fans are covered in dust and grim because of prolonged use but sometimes is the least attended thing in our home.

If you are looking for a hack to clean those dirty exhaust fans, you might want to need to try this trick. Get your exhaust fan clean with a can of air. You know, those can of air that we, most of the time, use in cleaning keyboards and stuff? It’s much handier and it’s easier than trying to get your vacuum extensions up there!

a woman cleaning her bathroom exhaust fan with a can of air

2. Lemon Bathroom Cleaning Hacks

Lemon is one of the most versatile fruit other there. You can use it for food preparation as well as for cleaning different things in your house. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can use lemon to clean your bathroom.

Lemon for Bathroom Fixtures

If you’re an OC like me, those water stains on your metal fixtures will really get on your nerves. You want those shower handles and basin taps to be sparkly clean but you can’t because of those stubborn water stains. Good thing I’ve learned about this bathroom hack.

You can get rid of water spots on your chrome fixtures with lemon. Yes! The versatile and humble lemon. Just rub it over the chrome, leave it for a while, and those spots will disappear!

bathroom cleaning hack for chrome fixtures, rubbing lemon on chrome fixtures in the bathroom, a rubber duck placed below the shower handle

Lemon Cleaning Paste and Spray for Bathroom Odors

Lemon is great for getting rid of odors, actually. This acidic fruit is a great sidekick for most of your cleaning adventures. It will keep your bathroom clean, smelling fresh, and sanitized.

You can make this cleaning paste to get rid of that stinky pee smell that never seems to go away from your toilet bowls. If you live with boys, you know what I’m talking about!

Things You’ll Need For Your Cleaning Paste:
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Lemon

Another lemon hack for your bathroom is a spray so the poo smell will not linger in your bathroom. You can make this “Before You Go” spray,  easy peasy! And what’s more amazing is it works great!

lemon, vinegar, and baking soda to make a DIY cleaning paste

 

3. Toilet Bowl Brush Cleaning Hacks

I think one of the nastiest things inside your bathroom is the toilet bowl brush. Here are some tips and tricks to make them not that unpleasant to look at.

Toilet Bowl Brush Drying Tip

Ever had that eew moment whenever you look at your toilet brush holder? Even if you want to clean them, it’s hard because you know what those drips are! So here’s a simple tip on how you can dry those brushes without it dripping on the holder.

Let your toilet bowl brush drip dry after each use by closing the seat on the handle. Tada! No more nasty water in the toilet brush holder! And your toilet brush holder will not look eeky.

toilet bowl brush dripping dry

Disinfect Your Toilet Brush Holder

Speaking of the toilet bowl brush, you should definitely pour some disinfectant into the brush holder to minimize the germ factor. You can use some bleach or some of those bathroom cleaning solutions that you can get in the market. Do this once a week to prevent bacteria buildup on your brushes.  Brilliant!

pouring disinfectant on a toilet bowl brush holder

4. Bleach Pen To Clean Bathroom Grout

Another part of your bathroom that might need necessary cleaning is the grout between the tiles. It’s one of those areas where you can really see when it’s dirty. Is the grout of your bathroom tiles looking gross? Clean it with a bleach pen! It may be time-consuming, but it does the trick.

Give it a good scrub of a used toothbrush, leave it for around 10 minutes, and you’ll get that squeaky clean grout in no time. Just be careful with your skin having contact with the bleach, it might irritate your skin.

bleach pen being applied on bathroom grout

5. Bathtub Drain Cleaning Hack

One of the hardest parts of the bathroom to clean is the drain, may it be the bathtub drain, the sink drain, or the drain in the floor. Here is one method you can use to clean your bathtub drain. Just a warning, it can gross you out. But hey, if it can do the job, then that’s what matters, right?

We know that cleaning the bathtub drain is a nasty job, but someone’s gotta do it. When yours gets slow, try this technique with pliers, a screwdriver, baking soda, and vinegar.

vinger, baking soda, screwdriver, and long nose pliers for cleaning the drain

6. Bathroom Chrome Fixtures Cleaning Hack

Who would ever think that the simple baby oil mainly used for the skin can also be used for cleaning your bathroom?! When your chrome fixtures look dull, polish them to a shine with baby oil. They’ll look sparkly clean, like new! You can use it on the faucet, or the hubcap, or even the towel rods in your bathroom!

baby oil beside a sink tap with towel on top of the sink

7. Keep Cleaning Supplies In Each Bathroom

Keep cleaning buckets in each bathroom under the sink so you don’t have to carry items back and forth. It’s a small thing, but it saves time and hassle.

Assemble all essential cleaning supplies such as brush, bleach, a bottle spray for cleaning solutions, pieces of clothes, etc. in a basket or box. Be sure that you store it somewhere where your little children or your furry friends will not get access to it.

a basket full of cleaning supplies for the bathroom, towels, spray containers, soap

8. Shower Curtain Cleaning Tip

I love those shower curtains, they’re so cute and give some refreshing sight to the bathroom. It just gets annoying when over time, it gets slimy and full of water stains.

Are you struggling to get your shower curtain liner clean? Here’s one easy trick for you. Put it in the washing machine! I had no idea and had been cleaning ours by hand for years. This will save so much time!

Just some reminders:

  • DO NOT use warm water on your plastic shower curtains or even put them on a dryer!
  • Add some bleach on them to serve as a disinfectant, especially if they are molded or have mildews.
  • It is recommended that you put some towels with your shower curtains to help with scrubbing.

plastic shower curtain washed in a washing machine

9. Cleaning Your Porcelain Sink

Does your porcelain sink look old and yellowish? Do you want to give it an amazing makeover? Here’s one easy bathroom sink cleaning hack for you.

Get the stains out of your porcelain sink with Barkeeper’s Friend. That stuff works like magic!

a bottle of bar keeper's friend sink cleanser, bathroom cleaning hack for porcelain sink

10. Pre-made Wipes For Quick Cleaning

Having some pre-made wipes nearby makes it so much easier to clean up the sink and toilet every morning. By taking less than a minute to wipe things down daily, you’ll save yourself lots of scrubbing later.

Do it yourself wipes for your bathroom counters

11. Getting Rid Of Pee Smell From Hard To Reach Places

When the pee smell in your bathroom just won’t go away, it’s time to break out the big guns… or at least the screwdriver. Remove the seat and lid, cover the end of the screwdriver with a disinfectant wipe, and clean under the tank and around the screws. Little things make a big difference when it comes to keeping the bathroom fresh.

cleaning under the toilet tank with a wipe and a screwdriver

12. Vinegar Bathroom Cleaning Hacks

Vinegar is one of the best all-natural cleaning tools you can use. If you’re a die-hard fan of this clear liquid, let me give you more ways to clean your bathrooms using vinegar. I’ll assure you you’ll love it!

Video: Vinegar and Baking Soda Bathroom Cleaning Hacks

Check out these super easy bathroom hacks with vinegar and baking soda! I made a short video to show you how amazing they are.

 

Clean Your Kids Bath Toys’ With Vinegar

How often do you remember to clean your kids’ bath toys? You know you need to clean your kids’ bath toys regularly but afraid that cleaning solutions might be too toxic to use on them, then fret not cause the all-purpose vinegar is here.

You’ll just need to soak your kids’ toys in a mixture of vinegar and warm water. Using vinegar and warm water will help keep germs at bay, and you don’t need to worry about harmful chemicals. (Check out our bath toy organization ideas, too!)

kids' bath toys soaked in warm water with vinegar

Vinegar To Clean Your Showerhead

Showerheads can get clogged and have a buildup of mineral deposits over time. If you’re having this problem,  you don’t need to worry because there’s an easy fix for that.

For this kind of problem, a baggie filled with white distilled vinegar is all you need to clear your shower head of that crusty stuff. You can even use this tool to clean the rest of your shower.

bathroom shower head cleaning hack, shower head soaked in vinegar

Cleaning Mineral Deposits With Vinegar

Hard water deposits on the jets in your bathtub can make it look so cruddy. This “miracle cleaner” made with vinegar or bleach and dishwashing detergent gets the crud right off – no scrubbing required.

bathtub jet's before and after photo after using vinegar to clean sediments

 

 

woman cleaning the exhaust fan with a can of air, bar keeper's friend cleanser bottle, cleaning under the toilet tank with a screwdriver and wipes, vinegar, baking soda, screwdriver, long nose pliers for cleaning drains

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