Vinegar is an underrated and effective cleaning tool. It’s milder than most cleaning products you buy, doesn’t leave your bathroom with a harsh ‘chemical’ smell and is great for the environment. Here are 6 ways to use vinegar to clean your bathroom:
- Make a 1:1 mixture of white vinegar and water.
- Using a spray bottle and sponge, apply it onto the spots on your dirty mirror and scrub gently.
- Rinse off and dry with a clean cloth.
All the stains should be gone.
- Switch off the water for your toilet and flush excess water out.
- Using toilet cleaner, clean the toilet rim and the siphon jets. Rinse with water.
- Put duct tape over the siphon jets.
- Add 300 ml of white vinegar to the toilet tank. Fill the tank with some water if needed. Now, flush the toilet. The vinegar will cover the rim and siphons.
- Let everything soak in vinegar overnight. Clean with water the next morning.
The rim and jets become clean instantly!
- Remove your clogged shower head. Put it in a basin filled with vinegar. Let it soak for a few hours, or in extreme cases, overnight.
- Afterward, scrub off the grime with a toothbrush. Rinse with water.
- Reattach your shower head. It should be unclogged, shiny and clean.
No more grime or scum!
Hard-Water Deposits on faucets:
- Dip some clean washcloths in vinegar.
- Wrap them around the faucet parts that have hard-water deposits.
- Let them sit for a few hours, then remove the cloths.
- Use warm water and dish soap to remove any remaining stains.
- Rinse with water and pat dry.
- Boil 1.5-2L of water in a kettle.
- Add 300gms of baking soda and 400ml of vinegar.
- Let the mixture cool to a point where it is still hot, but not boiling.
- Pour it into the clogged toilet. Let it sit overnight.
- The next day, flush once or twice to remove the clog.
Hassle-free and no plunger needed. (Note: this will not work if the clog is caused by plastic toys or other solid objects that can’t be dislodged.)
Removing soap scum:
- Pour out some vinegar into a microwavable bowl, and heat it till it becomes lukewarm.
- Pour into a spray bottle and add equal parts dish soap or hand wash.
- Shake the mixture well and spray wherever needed – on the sides of a bathtub, the glass door to your shower, bathing buckets, etc.
- Let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour, then scrub off with a Scotch Brite. Rinse clean. The soap scum should be gone in no time.
Vinegar is versatile and easy to use. The best part is that it’s non-toxic! Have fun cleaning with these six useful tips.