The Safest Way to Clean Your Bathroom Surfaces
Written by Haeley Giambalvo of
These simple tips make it easy to keep your bathroom clean while avoiding harsh chemicals that can damage bathroom surfaces, such as stone tiles and porcelain sinks. Just a few household ingredients are all you need to keep your bathroom sparkling—from the shower walls to the bathroom floor!
Streamline Your Cleaning Supplies
You don’t need a cabinet full of cleaning supplies for the bathroom. A regular wipe down of bathroom surfaces with baking soda and a damp sponge is often all that is needed. Create a streamlined cleaning kit with a bag of baking soda, a jug of white vinegar to remove mineral build-up and unclog drains, and a glass cleaner for your mirrors.
Clean Bathroom Surfaces
For safe and effective bathroom cleaning, sprinkle baking soda lightly on a clean damp sponge and scrub bathroom tubs, counters, and sinks. Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. A repurposed spice jar works great for easily sprinkling the baking soda on bathroom surfaces—just refill as needed!
Freshen Up Vanities Daily
Vanities and countertops can quickly become mottled with water drips and soap residue. Rather than waiting until a deep clean is necessary, give them a daily wipe down with a damp sponge or cloth to keep them looking their best. Use a little vinegar or glass cleaner on the faucets once a week to remove fingerprints and water spots.
Maintain Medicine Cabinets
When cleaning your bathroom, don’t forget the medicine cabinet! Once a month, remove toiletries and wipe down the inside of the cabinet with a damp sponge and baking soda or mild dish soap. Rinse and wipe dry. Clean mirrored surfaces with glass cleaner.
Simplify Floor Cleaning
Baking soda helps remove the dirt and grime from bathroom tiles or no-wax floors quickly and easily. Mix 1/2 cup baking soda in a bucket of warm water, then mop, and rinse clean for a sparkling floor.
Remove Showerhead Buildup
To remove mineral deposit build-up on showerheads, fill a plastic bag with white vinegar and secure tightly over the showerhead with a rubber band. Let it soak for one hour. Remove the plastic bag and run very hot water through the showerhead for several minutes.