What’s The Best Way to Clean a Bathroom?

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By Get Conversational July 15, 2014 18:15

What’s The Best Way to Clean a Bathroom?

You know the feeling of being at a party and not knowing how to contribute to the conversation or strike up a new one with someone you just met. The thing about conversation starters is that they can be anything at all. Even cleaning your bathroom. Random, unexpected topics like that could even come across as charming and unpretentious. Let’s cover the basics so you’re prepared the next time you’re in a situation that calls for a little ice breaking.

America’s favorite homemaker/felon, Martha Stewart, preaches the “A Minute a Day” approach. This just means performing quick maintenance cleanings every day in order to prevent a dirty bathroom from ever happening. She recommends a terry-cloth towel to wipe down the tub and faucets after every use. This will remove soap scum and mineral deposits. She also suggests a squeegee to wipe down shower walls after every use. Air circulation is another key, according to Martha. Regular air flow will help prevent mold and mildew from forming.

Unfortunately, most of us are too lazy to take daily preventative measures and almost always, we give up on these practices and end up with massive cleaning jobs once a month. Your drains are clogged, your facets are completely opaque, the tile is covered in slimy soap scum, and it’s just a disgusting mess.

Here’s a fun tip for unclogging a shower head (again, from Martha): “If a showerhead becomes clogged with mineral deposits, fill a plastic bag with undiluted white vinegar and place the bag over the head so it is submerged; secure and seal the bag with a rubber band. Soak overnight and then scrub the face with a toothbrush.” Viola! So much easier than heavy scrubbing.

What about clearing those old pipes of grease, oil, and hair clogs? Try this: “Pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 cup white vinegar. The mixture will foam up. Let stand for a few minutes to dissolve fatty acids, then pour boiling water down the drain to wash out any clogs.”

But what about that mildew buildup on your tile? Unfortunately, without regular cleaning, that will happen often. The grout between tiles is porous and absorbs oils from shampoos, conditioners, and soaps, which will lead to mildew growth that can spread to the surrounding tiles. Fortunately, Martha has yet another solution: “Clean mildew with a mix of 10 parts water to 1 part bleach and a soft-bristled brush. Follow up with a pH-neutral cleaner to remove the bleach solution,” she says. A similar mixture of white vinegar and water is also great for dissolving soap scum. Just make sure to wear gloves and rinse clean afterward.

Next time you’re in a situation where bathroom cleaning comes up (we know, it happens a lot), you’ll be prepared. Just drop some Martha knowledge on your company and they’ll instantly be impressed and intrigued. Don’t be afraid to try some of these techniques on your own bathroom, either.


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