Nobody likes spending hours and hours cleaning the bathroom. It can be one of the most laborious of household chores.
So, how can you stay more on top of your bathroom, and keep it clean all week round? We’ve rounded up some simple tips to help you do just that.
1. Keep your cleaning supplies in the bathroom!
This tip is the best way to make it easier to clean the bathroom. By keeping your cleaning supplies in the bathroom, you can just do a bit whenever you’re in there. No more trekking all the way downstairs! Plus, if it’s within arm’s reach, you’re more likely to use it.
2. Grapefruit and salt
How often you have to clean your bath depends on what the tub itself is made from. Most tubs are either acrylic or fibreglass. Fibreglass tends to be more porous, and as such can take up dirt and discolouration a lot easier. On the other hand, acrylic tubs tend to be easier to clear, but you need to use cleaning compounds that are not very harsh.
If you’ve got a walk-in bath, you may think this is an even greater task. But it doesn’t have to be!
If there is some slight discolouration to your tub, don’t treat it with harsh chemicals. Instead, just use half a grapefruit and some table salt. You’ll get a super clean and fragrant tub that simply needs a rinse to remove the salt.
3. Use a bleach pen on your grouting
Grouting can often look bad as a result of bacteria being allowed to grow in the grouting, and discolouring it. If you haven’t got easy to clean anti-bacterial wall panels, like the ones we offer with our bathrooms, you might need to work on cleaning this up.
If you want to make your life easier, consider using a bleach pen to get rid of the discolouration on your grouting. Your tiles will look at fresh as the day that they were laid!
4. Lemon for chrome
Chrome fittings can be a real pain to clean, but also keep clean. A lot of baths and showers, including ours, are fitted with chrome or metallic fixtures.
If you’re struggling to keep them clean and streak-free, why not try using lemons?
Lemons are great for cleaning chrome fittings in any bathroom. Simply cut a lemon in half and rub it on the chrome fittings to get a shiny and spotless finish.
5. Don’t let mildew set in
The best way to stop mildew building up over time is to never let it set in. Some showers, like our walk-in showers, have easy clean wall panels that prevent mildew setting into the tiles.
However, if you don’t have easy clean wall panels, you should use a squeegee to wipe down the walls, tub and shower doors. Those extra couple of minutes can really help to minimise your cleaning time in the long-run.
6. Put your shower curtain in the washing machine
Shower curtains can end up looking grotty and unclean after a little while, but rather than buying a new one each time, you can simply throw it in the washing machine. Just don’t go over 40 degrees!
By following these small, simple steps every day (or every other day) you’ll help keep your bathroom clean and tidy. An oasis of calm at the centre of your house, ready for you to step inside and have some proper relaxation.
Mobility-Plus bathrooms are designed to help you keep your bathroom cleaner and germ free. With all of our installations we provide a handy guide on how to maintain your bathing products fitted by Mobility-Plus.