When having company always remember this is the only room in the house where your guests will be alone and maybe snoop! Yes, folks it's true.
Is your bathroom beginning to resemble a gas station rest room? Well, before you start cleaning turn on the hot water in the shower for about 10 minutes with the door closed. All that steam will help loosen any mildew and mold buildup. Then roll your sleeves and start cleaning.
Remember I told you to save those old toothbrushes, well here is a good time to use one. Just dampen brush then sprinkle with baking soda. Great for an easy way to remove mildew.
You probably have rubbing alcohol in your bathroom already for first aid use. Remember it's also a cheap and effective disinfectant. Mix it with equal parts of water. It's great to clean chrome and glass.
Other good chrome cleaners are flour or vinegar. For the flour, rub faucets with it, rinse, then buff or try the vinegar.
Hard-water deposits in your toilet bowl can be removed by pouring a cup of white vinegar in the bowl. Let it sit for several hours or overnight before scrubbing. A fizzy denture tablet or a couple of Alka-selzer tablets work well, too.
Squeegeeing or wiping down your shower after each use will help prevent soap scum and dirt buildup. Go to an automotive store and pick up a squeegee as they are larger and dries your shower faster.
You should clean the showers once a week with an orange citrus-based cleaner. Spray it on and let it sit for 10 minutes to let the product do the work, then wipe.
Make your own tub spray cleaner instead of one of those chemical laden sprays. Mix 1/8 cup of mild laundry soap with 2 quarts of water and pour it into a spray bottle. Shake well. Always start at the bottom of the tub, spraying the cleaner to the top. Again, let it set a few minutes. Scrub with a damp rag sprinkled with baking soda. It's easy and cheap.
I know, we all love hot, long and steamy showers. But, the steam can cause cabinet doors to warp, wrecks paint and lets mold and mildew grow. Take shorter and cooler showers.
Remember you can clean much of the bathroom using products such as vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and orange cleaner.