9 Things You Need to Know to Keep Your Bathroom Clean

Say goodbye to rubber gloves and bleach! These easy hacks will change the way you clean your bathroom and keep it cleaner for longer!

Your bathroom is probably the most used room in your home, and it's one of the most irritating to clean and maintain. But we have some incredibly good news for you: The days of wearing rubber gloves and a cleaning mask to bleach your entire bathroom are OVER. We shared with you a few secrets to keeping your entire home cleaner for longer, and now we're zeroing in on your bathroom. Here are nine tips and tricks to keeping your bathroom fresh for longer.

1. How to Clean Your Grimy Bathroom Fan in Under 15 Minutes

One Good Thing By Jillee

The first place to start that you probably haven't touched in years (if ever) is your bathroom fan. This thing can become plagued with dust and other grime, and you can actually cross this one off your list in under 15 minutes. One Good Thing By Jillee shows how to actually remove your fan for a deep clean. If you're not up for that task, you can do a less invasive clean using canned air. After you've tackled that, prevent future grime build-up by applying wax to your fan just like you would a car. Buff it off, and you're set!

2. Bar Keepers Friend Cleaner & Polish is Your Bathtub's New BFF

They Are Crafty

Bar Keepers Friend cleaner & polish is a serious miracle worker when it comes to cleaning your shower and tub. And best of all -- no hard scrubbing required! They Are Crafty's has pretty impressive before-and-after pictures that will make you want to try this hack immediately.

3. DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Cleanser to Prevent Future Build-Up in Just 15 Seconds

adobe stock

After cleaning up all that dirt and grime, prolong your hard work with a DIY cleanser. Keep this mixture of apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle in your shower and tub. Immediately after you're done showering, take just 15 seconds to spray an ample amount all over your tub and shower. Get the full directions and check out more apple cider vinegar household hacks here.

4. Use Clear Nail Polish to Prevent Rust Stains on Your Tub

Alisha Marie

There's nothing more tiresome than bending over to scrub out a nasty rust stain on your tub. For products in aluminum cans, use clear nail polish to prevent rust residue from polluting your shower or bathtub.

5. Unclog Your Drain in 3 Easy Steps


We found an amazing, two-ingredient drain cleaner that attacks the toughest of clogs without the use of harsh chemicals. It's eco-friendlya nd it only takes a few minutes! See how it works here.

6. Keep Your Shower Clutter-Free

Alisha Marie

I don't know about you, but I get irrationally upset when I see those little pink rings start to build up under my shampoo bottle, especially when I just cleaned my shower a few days ago! One of the easiest ways to prolong the cleanliness of your shower or tub is to simply remove the clutter where the grime builds up. Hang your products from a curtain rod or use an over-the-door shoe organizer (pick a mesh organizer that allows water to drain from the pockets).

7. Use a Tiered Caddy to Prevent Build-Up On Your Countertops


Use a tiered caddy to not only save space on your countertops but to also keep your counters free of clutter and prevent grimy buildup. This DIY caddy makes cleaning your counters a breeze. Click here for more incredible bathroom storage hacks to optimize every single space in your bathroom.

8. Clean Your Toilet Without Even Touching It

We're not kidding. These scrub-free shortcuts will make quick work of rings, rust, and stains lurking in your toilet. And best of all, you don't have to get your hands dirty! Click here to see how to use vodka, denture tablets, and a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to do the dirty work for you.

9. Keep Your Bathroom Smelling Wonderful With This Air Freshener Hack


This air freshener hack works with each tug of toilet paper. How? Simply wrap your toilet paper holder with a few dryer sheets and place the roll over the bunch. Each time someone tugs on the toilet paper roll, the scented sheets will activate a fresh scent. That's a pretty fresh idea, right?


Be the first to comment!

All Topics in DIY Bathroom Projects

Better Homes & Gardens may receive compensation when you click through and purchase from links contained on this website.