Remember how it is not sufficient to just wash our face? Our body needs cleansing too. Similarly, when it comes to house cleaning, it is not sufficient to just clean the hall and the room. Just because that is what your guests come across as soon as they enter your house, does not mean it is the only thing that needs care. 

If personal hygiene and cleanliness do not motivate you then let us also tell you that nothing turns off a guest more than a dirty bathroom. When we say dirty, we don’t necessarily mean wet tiles and clogged drains. A washroom appears to be dirty even when it has stains, rust, clogged faucets etc. Now is not the time to call outside helpers to clean your house. This is why your bathroom’s deep cleaning has been pending for so long. Who said you need an outsider to help you deep clean your bathroom? 

In this article, we will share with you five simple steps to deep clean your bathroom and make it look squeaky clean!

Showerhead And Taps

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They may have clogged pores due to which the water might have a restricted flow. Take a safety pin and prick each and every hole in your showerhead or your faucet so the blockage goes. Then turn on the water and speculate where the water is not coming from. Repeat till the water flow is smooth. 

After this, fill a plastic with vinegar and tie it around your faucet, showerhead and the other taps in the bathroom. Let them soak in the vinegar for a few hours and then remove the plastic. Take a brush and rub the remaining vinegar on the steel and wash it all off. 

Bath Tub

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We now come to the bathtub. If the bathtub does not have a lot of stains in it then a normal bathroom cleaner and brush will do the trick. However, if you want it to look like new, sprinkle baking soda all over your bathtub. Fill in a spray bottle with lemon juice diluted in water. Take a brush and scrub your bathtub gently. You will soon begin to see improvement! 

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Commode

Unanimously the dirtiest yet the most essential part of the bathroom is the commode. Having a dirty commode is like inviting health hazards. In this method, we will ensure that your commode will be clean as well as fragrant! All you need is baking soda, white vinegar and your favourite essential oil! Take one cup of white vinegar and add a few drops of essential oil to it. Spray this on your seat, lid and the entire toilet. Spray the liquid inside the commode as well. Once you have covered your entire commode with the spray let it sit for a few hours. Then sprinkle baking soda inside the commode and scrub using a toilet cleaning brush. Take a toilet paper and wipe the spay off the lid, seat, rim and all exteriors. Wash the commode and flush.

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Mirror

It is very irritating to turn to a mirror for a nice selfie and find it stained and dirty! The bathroom most of the time has the best lighting. Which is why having a dirty mirror would be such a shame(read more on cleaning a mirror)! In a spray bottle, add equal parts of water and vinegar followed by a few drops of dishwashing soap. Shake the mixture well and spray it on the mirror. Spray the liquid on the mirror and wipe it with a newspaper. 

Cleaning Tiles

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Finally, when all the individual elements have been cleaned, it is time to clean the largest element, the tiles. The first thing you have to do while cleaning the tile is, pour some hot water and wipe the floor. This is to give you a clear idea of the actual condition of the tiles and how much of their dirt is stubborn(read more on cleaning tiles). Then take a spray bottle and fill it with a 1:2 ratio of white vinegar and warm water respectively. Shake it and then spray the mixture on the stubborn stains and scrub. 

Please note, we do not recommend using abrasive chemicals and acids as a part of a home remedy for bathroom clean-up. Please hire a professional to use it. Moreover, in case your tiling or bathroom equipment is made of marble, use marble-specific cleaners. The above-mentioned tips might cause harm to marble products. 

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