For health and hygiene reasons, it is one of the rooms in the house that must be regularly maintained with the utmost care. Do not think that a quick and superficial cleaning will be enough to disinfect it. You need to be patient to clean it thoroughly. Because the constant humidity and frequent use of water are more likely to form lime and mold, which are responsible for bad odors and stains that are difficult to remove. And isn’t that more pleasant than lying in the bathtub or taking a long shower in a healthy and inviting environment?
When you go to a hotel, admit that one question often plagues you: what is the hoteliers’ secret to such shiny, fresh and fragrant bathrooms? When you enter the room or suite, you take a systematic look at it and are often dazzled by its cleanliness. Why shouldn’t yours be so spotless? Tell yourself that a clean bathroom is not only pleasant, but also safe and hygienic. Here are 7 hotel tips to make cleaning easier and keep it polished, groomed and shining all the time!
clean the toilet
The toilet is certainly one of the places in the bathroom where mold and lime accumulate the most. Cleaning it frequently is a matter of hygiene, but it is not essential to use chemicals to disinfect it. Surely you have natural and non-aggressive ingredients at home that will do the job perfectly. Take baking soda, for example: it is an excellent cleaner with degreasing, anti-mildew and anti-scale properties. Not only does it thoroughly clean dirt, but as a bonus, it also eliminates bad odors. Combined with lemon, which additionally deodorizes the premises and brings a tangy scent, it is the ideal remedy for cleaning your toilets! Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with half teaspoon of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of lukewarm water. Pour out the toilet and use a toilet brush to clean the inside. Finally, flush the toilet. This method is also useful to unclog the toilet.
clean the toilet brush.
Cleaning this bathroom accessory is essential, as it is constantly exposed to dirt, but also bacteria and microbes that can harm our health. It’s very simple: just pour some boiling water into the toilet brush holder and then add small amounts of baking soda, dishwashing liquid, vinegar and salt. Soak the toilet brush in the solution for five minutes and then flush it down the toilet. Like baking soda, white vinegar is also highly recommended for cleaning your bathroom as it is full of stain removing and degreasing properties.
clean windows and mirrors
You often notice it: residue accumulates on the glass and annoying halos form. Ideally, clean your windows and mirrors daily with baking soda or alcohol. Use a microfiber cloth, apply some alcohol and wipe the glass. You will quickly find their shine and beautiful transparency!
clean the shower frequently
This goes without saying, but we have to realize that we tend to neglect this area a bit due to lack of time or simple forgetfulness. However, it is important that you make it a habit to regularly apply a cleaning product to prevent the spread of lime and mold around your shower. This will save you from having to do a lengthy deep cleaning.
To keep your shower clean, make a cleaner by mixing equal parts water and white vinegar. Spray the solution on the interior surfaces of the shower and then rinse with lukewarm water. Remember that good ventilation of the bathroom is essential to prevent mold growth, especially in the shower.
keep the ceiling clean
We don’t think about it, but it’s important to clean the bathroom ceiling! In fact, a large part of the moisture produced in the environment is deposited there, hence the almost inevitable formation of mold. To fix the problem, use a combination of salt and baking soda to clean the ceiling at least 3 to 4 times a year.
NB: You may not know it, but salt is very effective in driving out bacteria and mold. Thanks to its abrasive aspect, it removes all kinds of stains and dirt, even traces of tartar.
clean the bathtub
The same goes for the bathtub: frequent use of a detergent will save you a deeper and more tedious cleaning. The more you neglect the care, the harder the stains will be to remove! Mix 4 quarts of warm water with a glass of alcohol, half a glass of vinegar and a tablespoon of baking soda. Pour the mixture into the tub and leave it for 10 minutes, then rinse. Here is your neat and spotless bathtub!
In the bathroom there are many metal objects and accessories that are exposed to rust due to the constant humidity of the room. To remove the annoying rust: mix salt and lemon juice, clean all metal surfaces with a toothbrush. Finally, wipe with a clean microfiber cloth to remove residue. With these little natural tricks to polish and shine your bathroom, you will have nothing to envy your hotel room!