Lerato Maimela
Digital Journalist
2 minute read
21 Sep 2021
5:37 pm

Daily hack: Three bathroom cleaning tricks you need to try

Lerato Maimela

In our 'Daily hack' series, we bring you the latest tips and tricks to transform your life and save you time and money.

Woman cleaning the toilet. Picture: iStock

The bathroom and the kitchen are the two main areas in a home which can get really dirty in a short period of time.

When you do not live alone, the spaces in your home can get very messy in a blink of an eye if everyone does not clean up after themselves as soon as they have made a mess or have made use of one of the common areas in the house.

These useful cleaning bathroom hacks and tips will ensure that your messy bathroom is given a fresh and quick clean without spending too much time cleaning it or too much money on products and supplies to clean it.

Chantel Mila has taken to TikTok to share bathroom cleaning hacks which she feels every single person needs to try.

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Which one will you be trying? ???? #bathroomstyle #cleaninghacks

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Scrub-free homemade cleaner

Her first hack is a scrub-free cleaning detergent which is made by mixing white vinegar, tea tree oil, and dishwashing liquid soap in a spray bottle.

This mixture can be sprayed directly on surfaces and mirrors to easily get rid of old and stubborn dirt which you would usually need to scrub away.

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Unclogging the drain with bicarbonate of soda

Her next hack and trick is unclogging the bathroom drain with water and bicarbonate of soda.

In the video, she throws over a cup of bicarbonate of soda directly over and into the drain, and then opens the tap slightly to mix the bicarb with hot water to form a bubbly solution.

The mixture will loosen the drain which may be clogged by dirt and hair.

Shaving cream as mirror cleaner

The last hack she shares is making use of shaving cream to clean her bathroom mirror.

In the video, Chantel smears a good amount of shaving cream onto a cleaning cloth or rag and then rubs the cloth which has the cream all over the mirror in circular motions.

The shaving cream will get rid of all the dirt and smudges on the bathroom mirror, and it will also create some sort of protection or barrier on the mirror to prevent any fogging from the hot water coming from the tap, bath, or shower.