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Your bathroom is usually one of the dirtiest rooms in the house, requiring frequent cleaning to keep it fresh and smelling nice. Use these bathroom deep cleaning hacks to get your bathroom cleaner than ever.

Make a cleaning check list.

Most of us probably can’t wait to be done cleaning our bathrooms, even if we’re not actually all the way done with them.

For that reason, creating a little check list before you get started can be pretty helpful. Although each persons list will differ, it should probably include the sink and faucets, mirrors, bath tub, shower head, fixtures, toilet, and floors including the grout.

Basic bath tub and shower cleaning.

This is one of the trickier parts of cleaning the bathroom. To start, it’s good to hit all the surfaces with a all purpose cleaner. Let the spray sit on the surfaces for a minute or two before scrubbing it all out – and be sure to apply liberally. If you have stains or grime that’s too heavy for the spray, throw a layer of baking soda in the tub and let it set for about 30 min. After that, scrub everything with a rag or sponge. Do the same thing with the fixtures, shower head and doors.

Basic toilet cleaning

The basic step of cleaning the toilet means throwing your toilet bowel cleaner in a letting it set while you do the rest of the toilet.

First, get your all purpose spray and soak down the edges, outside, and rear areas of the toilet. Use a rag or a scrub brush to get all around the toilet – and be sure to use baking soda and vinegar as necessary if you smell bad odors!

After your done with everything else, you can use a toilet bowel scrubber to scrub the inside of the bowel and flush when your done. You can also pour vinegar in the tank to remove stains there. Often times stains in your toilet bowel come from the tank. White vinegar will help get rid of them.

Basic sink cleaning.

This typically isn’t as bad as the other areas, but still needs some love and attention. As with the other steps, spray the sink it’s self with your cleaning spray and scrub away, using the heavier stuff only if necessary. Be sure to use window cleaner or a vinegar solution on the mirror to finish it off.

Basic floor cleaning.

The reason we do the floors last is so if anything falls to the ground from the sink or the toilet or where ever else during the cleaning process, you can get it all at the end (and of course, because you can’t clean in there when the floor is wet).

First, start by either sweeping or vacuuming the bathroom floor to get the dust out. After that, you can clean the grout by using grout cleaner and a wire brush. After that, you can either mop or use a swiffer wet jet to finish everything off.

Dry the toilet brush!

A tip so simple, you would hardly believe it’s a hack. Yet I can’t even begin to describe how many times I went to clean my toilet right after mopping the bathroom floor. It seems like no big deal until you drip dirty, old toilet water all over your fresh clean floor when you go to scrub! Allow the brush to drip dry each time you use it by wedging it between the bowl and the seat.

Deep clean the grout.

Here is a hack I know many a lady will love! You know that really gross mold that builds up in the grout between the tiles and caulking where the tub meets the wall? Yeah, that brownish black muck that we all hate. Well, now you can virtually wipe it off. All you need to do is mix just enough bleach with baking soda to make a think paste. Make enough to line every place you see the mold in your shower. (works on counter tops too) Than lay it on thick and let set for 8 hrs. Wipe off the paste, gently scrubbing the stubborn bits off with a tooth brush, and give it a rinse. Bam! No more nasty shower muck in your grout!

Remove hard water stains with a lemon.

Yep, it’s as simple as it looks. Cut a lemon i half and use each half like a little scrub brush, thoroughly going over all of the waiter stians. This works especially well on chrome fixtures.

Deep clean the glass shower door.

There are two ways to approach cleaning your shower that are both effective and easy. The approach you’ll want to use is totally dependent on how much soap scum has built up on your shower doors. If your just doing maintenance cleaning, and there isn’t much soap scum, using worn out, balled up panty hose can do wonders for clearing up water deposits on the shower doors. If your doors haven’t seen a good squeegeeing in a while, then the magic eraser is your friend. This works not just for shower doors, but also bathroom mirrors, chrome fictures and glass in general.

Clean using dryer sheets.

That’s right! Dryer sheets can do more than soften up your laundry and smell nice. You can use these as an alternative to cleaning your shower doors and mirrors. They remove water spots like a charm, and their anti-static effect makes them perfect for wiping down all the dusty spots in your house.

Remove stains from porcelain

Depending on the shape your sink is in, this is a 1-3 step process. If your only battling a little soap scum, you can get away with using a small amount of bar keepers friend, or other type of cleanser. If you sink is looking pretty miserable, though, you can first wash it with a dish soap/detergent to remove any grime and build up. Then spray your whole surface down with bleach, and let it set for 10-15 minutes. Go ahead and wipe it down, and if it’s clean enough for your liking, go on with your day. If you still have a few marks or stains in the sink, put some cleanser on the marks and gently scrub it in then wipe away. You’ll be thrilled at how your sink shines.

Deep clean using a screwdriver.

No kidding! I can’t believe I never thought of this before. When things start to smell a bit funky, wrap a clorox wipe around the tip of your screwdriver, and run it beneath or around those hard to reach places. You will be oh so happy you did.

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Remove car paint rubs.

Ouch! You’ve got a blotch of paint on your car from another car who may just accidentally put it there.

There is no need to fuss. Spray WD-40 on the paint and wipe it away. This will save you a few bucks at the car work shop.. If you own a car, it would be wise to keep a can of WD-40 on hand!

Remove lipstick stains.

Lipstick stains can be almost impossible to remove. This is not even removeable by bleaching. If you should some how manage to get lip stick on your clothes, be careful not to wipe it with water or bleach, this could make it worse.

Grab a can of WD-40. Spray on to the stain, leave on for 2 minutes and gently wipe away in strokes.

Toilet cleaner.

I know you have learned or heard of many things around the house that can be used to clean your toilet, but have you ever heard of WD-40?

This is very unique and cost effective and it also has multiple purposes. To clean your toilet using WD-40, simply spray the inside with WD-40, let it rest for 15 minutes, brush with a toilet brush. This will remove any stubborn stain that just wont go.

Bug Free

Bothered by flies? Spraying those expensive and hazardous bug sprays can cause damage to you and your family.

Stop the pesky fly from coming in by spraying around your windows and doors with WD-40. They will be disappointed by the smell and bug off. Your family will that you for your effort.

Stove drip pan cleaner.

Greasy build up on your stove can be very difficult to remove. This can also cause a fire too. That’s why it’s important to clean them thoroughly.

WD-40 is the perfect drip pan cleaner. Simply remove drip pan, spray WD-40 all over. All sitting for 5 minutes. Wash with your choice of dish soap. Rinse with warm water and dry before using.

Remove duct tape.

Duct tape has the record as the strongest tape there is. Actually removing it can almost be impossible. Pulling too hard can remove a piece of what ever it is taped to. To avoid this occurance, spray WD 40 on the area then slowly pull away the tape to avoid any damage. The surface will be as if it had never been taped.

Ink stain remover

Who knew that ink stains could be so easily removed in these modern times. Chemicals are being made to make hard tasks become more easy and exciting to do. Wd 40 is one of those chemicals.

Spray ink stain with WD-40 and leave on for 5 minutes. Slowly pat the area with a damp cloth of cotton ball. Do this until ink becomes pa;e. Wash shortly before it’s dried, or you may have to repeat all over again.

Loosen stuck zippers

Oops! On the go and your zipper just wont move? Pulling and tugging can actually ruin your zipper.

Slowly spray along the zipper line with some WD-40 and gently pull to release the zipper. Your zipper should be running with out a hitch once more.