- Clean Your Mirror with Black Tea
The black tea contains tannic acid. Tannic acid helps in breaking down tough stains on mirrors and even on wood. To make a cleaner out of your tea, boil 10 oz of water then steep three black tea bags, and let it cool for about an hour.
Once cooled down, transfer the tea water into a liquid spray bottle. If you don’t have a spray bottle, you can dip your cleaning cloth into the tea water solution and wipe it on your mirror. If there’s any solution left, you can also use it to clean your bathroom windows.
2. White Vinegar and Baking Soda cleaners
Toilets will stain with everyday usage, and a toilet will even hold its stain longer than sinks or faucets. To clean it, prepare a mixture of three cups of white vinegar to one cup of baking soda. Just follow these steps for cleaning:
- Pour the cup of vinegar in the inside walls of the toilet. Leave it there one or two minutes.
- Pour one cup of baking soda in the inside walls of your toilet bowl.
- Pour another two cups of vinegar on the walls and leave it in the bowl for 10 minutes.
- With a toilet brush, swish the solution on the in the inside walls of the bowl. Make sure to brush it on any stains.
- Leave the solution in the bowl for two more minutes and continue scrubbing.
- Rinse the remaining solution and then flush the bowl.
You can repeat the process if there are still stains left.
3. Dishwashing Liquid and White Vinegar
You will need an empty spray bottle that will handle warm or hot liquids available for this mixture. First, heat 1/2 cup of white vinegar for about 1 minute in your microwave. Some microwaves will heat it up faster, so please use your own judgement for the heating time. Pour the heated vinegar into your spray bottle and fill it up with 1/2 cup liquid dishwashing soap. Shake the bottle to mix it up. It will bubble up but if there are too many bubbles just add 1-2 cup more vinegar to cut down on those bubbles,
This will cut through soap scum and it can actually be used to clean the majority of your bathroom. The solution is strong enough because the vinegar acts as an odor-eliminator and a stain-removal agent. Before spraying, make sure to that the bathroom is well ventilated because the solution has a strong, potent smell, so either open a window or turn on the ceiling fan. If you do not have a window or a ceiling fan, you might want to wear a facial mask and open the door to the bathroom.
Once the solution’s mixed well, spray it on shower head and faucets. Then spray it anywhere that there is soap scum, like the sink, bathtub or shower stall. This mixture is very slippery so when doing the tub area, take time to be safe, spraying the back walls first, then the side walls and lastly the tub itself, using the same method again, first the back then the sides and finally the floor of the tub. Make sure to cover all the parts and edges when spraying. Leave it on for an hour more two. After that scrub it off and rinse with water.
To prepare for your next cleaning spree, first check to see if you have these items in your cupboard: black tea, white vinegar, baking soda, an empty spray bottle that will tolerate hot liquids, and liquid dishwashing soap. If you don’t have any of them, add them to your shopping list. Then, just follow these suggestions for simple, cheap, cleaning and a sparkling fresh bathroom!