18 Genius Bathroom Cleaning Hacks that will Change your Life!

The bathroom is the least favorite room in your house to clean. We get it and agree! Check out these bathroom cleaning hacks that make it a breeze and less of a chore.

woman hating cleaning the bathtub

Dirty laundry, wet towels, and toothpaste in the sink. It’s no wonder no one wants to clean the bathroom. We can all agree that bathroom cleaning is the most hated chore on the chore chart. Although we may not want to do it, the bathroom must get cleaned to keep all the germs at bay.

The bathroom is at the top of the list of rooms in your home that are breeding grounds for bacteria. With all the water, damp towels, and what may or may not be going in the trash can, sanitizing and keeping it clean is necessary.

Things to do before cleaning your bathroom

  1. Make sure you have bathroom organizing solutions in place.
  2. Add cleaning the bathroom to your to-do list weekly so it becomes part of your routine.
  3. Assign small tasks to others in your household to make weekly cleaning easier. Even tweens and teens can help keep the bathroom clean.

Now that you’re organized and ready, let’s talk about 18 bathroom cleaning hacks that will save you time and effort.

1. Soak shower heads and faucets in a bag of vinegar. 

shower head clogged with hard water deposits

Fill a plastic bag or baggie with vinegar and attach it to your shower head with a rubber band. Leave it overnight to remove hard water deposits that keep it from spraying evenly. Don’t have a rubber band handy? How about a hair tie? Those are most likely everywhere in your bathroom.

You can also unscrew the shower head and soak it in a bowl of vinegar, then put it back on in the morning. Whichever way you choose, flush the shower and surrounding areas well with water to remove the vinegar smell before you shower.

2. Keep a Magic Eraser in the shower

Magic Erasers are just that – magic! I am always amazed by everything that can be cleaned with it.

When you wet a magic eraser, the water activates the micro-scrubbers, which work really well to remove hard water stains and soap scum from glass. They are my favorite way to clean the glass shower doors.

Keep them in the shower and give the shower doors a little rub down while in the shower to clean the hard water marks on the go.

3. Use Command Hooks to keep your trash can liner in place

Place the command hooks upside down on each end of your trash can, and then you can hook the handles of plastic bags on them to keep the bag in place.

This will work if you reuse plastic grocery bags. If you don’t, use binder clips to keep a regular trash bag from slipping down in your trash can.

4. Prevent your bathroom mirror from fogging.

applying anti-fog treatment to bathroom mirror

Mix a solution of equal parts water and vinegar. Apply to the mirror using a lint-free cloth or coffee filter. Wipe dry with a clean, lint-free cloth. It’s a simple and easy solution that should last for up to a week.

5. Polish chrome and stainless-steel fixtures with shaving cream.

Apply a thin layer of shaving cream to your chrome bathroom fixtures and allow to sit for a few minutes, then wipe down the fixture. Use a microfiber cloth to buff to a pretty shine.

6. Quiet a squeaky door or cabinet.

It’s not really a cleaning hack, but aren’t those squeaky cabinet doors annoying? Hit the hinges with some WD40 as soon as you notice the noise. Alternatively, you could use any oil product you have in the bathroom.

7. Keep a soap-dispensing dish brush in the shower to clean on the fly. 

soap dispensing brush to use in the shower

Dish brushes aren’t just for doing dishes. Load one up with your favorite bathroom cleaner for quick clean ups. The brush will also make it easier to scrub your bathtub.

8. Squeegee glass shower doors after every shower.

Keep water spots at bay by using a squeegee to clean glass shower doors after each shower. You can hang the squeegee up using a suction cup hook right inside your shower.

9. Keep a bottle of shower cleaner in the shower

Keep a bottle of shower cleaner spray in the shower to spray on tile and tub surrounds after each shower. It will keep your shower smelling fresh and fight bacterial build up at the same time.

10. Keep a jar of rice and essential oils in the bathroom to reduce odors.

Pice your favorite essential oil scent and add a few drops to a jar of rice to help reduce bathroom odors. Refresh the essential oil as needed.

11. Put silica gel packets in the medicine cabinet to reduce humidity.

Silica gel packets come in all types of OTC medicine bottles and even in bags of bacon bits. Collect a few to add to your medicine cabinet to reduce the humidity inside.

12. Use a dryer sheet on baseboards

Dryer sheets are great to use for repelling dust. Wipe the baseboards down your bathroom to keep them dust-free.

13. Magic Eraser for Rings in toilet

Magic Eraser for the win again! Use yours to clean the rings out of your toilet bowl.

14. Have a hamper that allows for airflow

wicker clothes hamper with towels hanging out as bathroom cleaning hack.

Avoid a pile of dirty clothes and wet towels in the bathroom by adding a hamper that allows for air flow. Make sure everyone is doing their part by cleaning up the dirty laundry and placing it in the hamper.

15. Keep cleaning supplies in the bathroom

Instead of carrying cleaning supplies to and from the bathroom, keep the supplies you use in the bathroom. Use a caddy to organize them and place them under the sink or in the linen closet if you have one in the bathroom.

16. Use dental tablets for quick and easy toilet bowl cleaning

Denture tablets foam up and attack stains on dentures, so why not your toilet bowl. Add a couple to your toilet bowl and let them foam up, then use your toilet brush and easily scrub your toilet clean.

17. Wash the shower curtain in the washing machine

Wash your fabric shower curtain or plastic liner in the washing machine for easy clean up. Add a plastic liner to your next load of towels for an easy way to get it clean. Be sure to hang a plastic liner back up right away, don’t put it in the dryer.

18. Use an old toothbrush to clean tile grout

woman cleaning tile grout with a toothbrush

Don’t throw away your old toothbrushes. Keep them around for cleaning tile grout in the shower. You can use a commercial grout cleaner or make your own, then scub the grout lines using an old toothbrush

Homemade Grout Cleaner Recipe

  • 1/2 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 1sp of dish soap

We’re sure these bathroom cleaning hacks will help make cleaning your bathroom faster and easier. What cleaning hacks do you use in your bathroom? Please let us know in the comments below!

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