Vinegar for Cleaning The Bathroom

Using vinegar for cleaning the bathroom is a great alternative to commercial bathroom cleaners or even bleach.

Since vinegar is nontoxic and safe for all of your bathroom surfaces, it is a cheap alternative to expensive store-bought formulas.

And since vinegar kills 99% of bacteria, 82% of mold, and 80% of viruses, it is the perfect bathroom cleaner for everything from mirrors to floors and everything in between.

Vinegar Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Sinks and Tubs

cleaning mineral deposits with vinegar

You can remove hard water and mineral deposits from around faucets and drains by soaking some paper towels or old rags in vinegar and covering the mineral depost with it. Let it sit for about an hour, then wipe clean with a damp sponge. Repeat as needed.

Vinegar is also great for removing mold or mildew. Just mix equal parts of water and vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the solution onto affected areas. Let it sit for about 15 minutes and wipe clean. You can also prevent mold and mildew from growing in damp areas of you home, like basements, cellars and under sinks, by occasionally spraying these areas with the solution.

remove bathtub rings with vinegar

Remove bathtub rings by placing paper towels soaked in vinegar on the ring and leaving them until dry. Then spary the tub with straight vinegar and scrub.

To keep your hot tub jets free of mineral deposits and soap residue, pour 1 gallon of white vinegar into the tub and run the jets for a few minutes. Do this once a year to keep your jets clean and free-flowing.

Shower Cleaning Tips

shower cleaning tips

If your showerhead is clogged or running slow due to mineral deposits, you can remove the showerhead and soak in a solution of 1/2 vinegar and about a quart of water. Soak for about 15 minutes. Repeat as needed.

Remove soap scum from shower walls and doors by using vinegar for cleaning them. Just spray them with undiluted white vinegar. Let it sit until it is dry and then re-dampen by spraying again. Wipe clean. If necessary, you can reapply the vinegar and let it sit for several hours, then redampen and wipe clean.

To keep your shower curtain from becoming dulled with soap scum or developing mildew, you can spray them with undiluted vinegar once or twice a week. There is no need to rinse the vinegar off.

To remove mildew stains from shower curtains, make a paste of a dry detergent containing borax with enough white vinegar to make a paste and use the paste to scrub the affected area.

Toilet Cleaning Tips

toilet cleaning tips

To clean your toilet, pour vinegar into the bowl and let it sit for half an hour or so, then scrub with a little baking soda added to your toilet brush and flush.

To keep hard water stains from forming inside your toilet bowl, pour two cups of vinegar into the bowl about once a week or so and leave it for about 8 hours.

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Toilet Cleaning Tip

To remind your family not to flush the toilet while the vinegar is doing its job, leave your toilet bowl brush in the bowl and close the lid.

It might be a good idea to do this at night or at some time when the toilet is not in use (especially if you have only one!). After waiting 8 hours or more, brush the toilet well and flush.

This will also clean and freshen your toilet bowl.

I hope that you have found some useful tips about using vinegar for cleaning the bathroom. I think you will be surprised and happy with the results you see when using these bathroom cleaning tips. And you will save money too!

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