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2017-11-21 15:22:07
5 Places Dirt Hides in Your Bathroom (and How to Clean Them)

The bathroom may be small, but it’s big on collecting dirt and grime. There are all kinds of places for dirt to hide. With a little forethought and preparation, you can shed light on those hidden nooks and crannies, clean them up, and add them to your regular cleaning routine.


  1. Track of the Shower Door

Doors on the shower give your bathroom a sleek modern look. Keeping the door track clean, on the other hand, can be easy to forget about. To remove grime, plug the drainage holes in the track with paper towels or toilet paper. Next, pour diluted white vinegar in the track and let it sit for 30 minutes. Flush out the track by unplugging the holes and pouring in boiling water. After you flush the track, wipe the track out using another paper towel and you should have a shiny track that’s free of grime. If you need help reaching the corners of the track, you can use a skewer or small dowel with a rag over the end to reach into tough corners.


  1. Walls Around the Sink

It’s no secret that shower walls get soap scum and grime on them. But you might not have thought about cleaning the walls around the sink area where hairspray residue can build up over time. Hairspray can be tough to remove. There are many at-home cleaning solutions that claim to be able to lift hairspray. One worth trying involves making a one to three solution of fabric softener and water. Spray it on the wall and you can wipe the hairspray off.  If you also have hairspray on the floor, try mixing borax and water to create a paste that can be rubbed into the floor and rinsed away.


  1. Behind the Toilet

No one wants to clean behind the toilet, but it only gets worse if you ignore the problem. If you haven’t let this area go without out cleaning too long, it should be enough to wipe it down every time you clean the toilet. Be sure to dry the area as well to prevent the growth of mildew. Every few cleanings spend a little extra time with a scrub brush and disinfectant to clean any buildup or germs back there.


  1. Toothbrush Holder

The bottom of the toothbrush holder collects a lot of moisture and the leftover toothpaste, especially if you have children. Most toothbrush holders can be placed in a dishwasher. If not, be sure to scrub it with soap and water to remove soap scum and dry it to remove excess moisture.  


  1. Showerheads

Showerheads need to be cleaned regularly to remove any hard water buildup or debris that’s clogging the holes. For most people, soaking the shower head in soapy water for 20 to 30 minutes should be enough. However, if you have hard water or iron in your water, you may need to clean your showerhead more often and use a commercial cleaner to prevent blockage.


These areas may be easy to miss, but if you put them on your regular cleaning list you should be able to stay ahead of the dirt, grime, and build up.  

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