There are some things in life that are just necessary and cleaning the bathroom is one of them. As we know, the bathroom is filled with a ton of germs and, occasionally, there are a few places many of us accidentally overlook.
Below, we’re sharing 5 commonly overlooked and unexpected areas to clean in the bathroom, plus an easy, natural DIY bathroom cleaner that will have your bathroom smelling and looking fresh.
Starting off, create your at-home, natural Lemon Rosemary Cleaner by combing half a cup of baking soda with 10 drops of Rosemary essential oil and 10 drops of Lemon essential oil. Then, incorporate white vinegar into the mix to ignite a bubbling reaction, and begin cleaning! This alternative is great as many cleaning products, especially for restrooms, are full of harsh chemicals.
Using your new natural cleaner, begin cleaning the 5 unexpected spaces in your bathroom:
While we frequently change the toilet paper roll, many of us rarely consider wiping it down the holder while we clean. Taking a moment to disinfect the toilet paper holder can help eliminate excessive germs.
Flush handles have the most germs on them compared to any other fixture in the restroom because it’s directly touched every single use. Thoroughly clean the entire surface of the flush handle to prevent bacteria from spreading.
We constantly use the toilet brush to clean the inside of the toilet, but we rarely ever clean the brush itself, causing the brush to compile and spread germs. In order to sanitize your toilet cleaning brush, soak the brush in vinegar overnight and kill bacteria in between uses.
In order to properly clean the water tank, pour 1 cup of white vinegar into the tank and let it sit for only a few minutes. Flush the toilet 2 – 3 times to wash out the vinegar. Remember, if the vinegar stays in there for too long, it could erode metal fixtures inside your tank.
When we flush the toilet, unknowingly, some germs tend to splash out, with the toilet bowl becoming a breathing ground for unwanted germs. Disinfect the outside of the bowl to ensure cleanliness.
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