The Joy of Cleaning
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The Joy of Cleaning

Hello and welcome to my cleaning blog. Cleaning can bring you a lot of joy. Without it, our homes and businesses would literally be covered in old food, dust, and garbage. My name is Penny, and in this blog, I'm going to cover cleaning techniques and tips for staying organized. Whether you are trying to wash a stain out of a shirt or keep on top of the vacuuming, I hope these posts help. I also plan to write about hiring professional cleaners for your home, office, or even your industrial facility. My hope is that this blog brings you as much joy as a clean space.


The Joy of Cleaning

3 Handy Tricks That Will Make Cleaning Your Bathroom Go Smoother

Catherine Edwards

If you feel like cleaning your bathroom is a big task that often feels like you are taking on a marathon, you may need to change the tools that you use to clean your bathroom with. Instead of busting out an entire array of high-powered cleaning products and tools, use these household items to keep your bathroom clean and make cleaning your bathroom a smoother process.

#1 Fight Back Against Tub Gunk With A Lemon

It is common for a link of what can only be described as gunk around the porcelain on your tub and your sink as well if it is made of porcelain. This layer of junk can take all of your scrubbing power if you attach it with a scrub brush and traditional cleaners.

However, the next time you encounter gunk on your tub or sink, cut up a lemon and use that instead. Take the open lemon and rub it on your tub and sink. The acid in the lemon will cut through and remove the gunk without harming the surfaces in your bathroom. Then, you can clean the tub or sink with your regular cleaner to disinfect it and finish the job.

#2 Rub Off Soap Scum With A Dryer Sheet

If you have a glass door on your shower, you are probably familiar with the fight against soap scum. It doesn't seem to matter if you wipe down the door every day or not, eventually soap scum builds up and can require the strength of a body-builder to scrub away. If your shower door is giving you more of a workout than you want it to, try cleaning it with a dryer sheet. You can use a new dryer sheet or a few old ones. Just scrub your shower door like you would with a scrub brush, working from left to right, top to bottom. Then rinse the door off with water. You should discover that the dry sheet lifts the soap scum right off your door without you even having to break a sweat.

#3 Clean Your Grout With Baking Soda

If you have tile and grout on your bathroom countertops, backsplash or even floor, you already know how difficult it can be to get the grout back to its original color. It can be easy to forget what the grout on your countertop looked like when it was clean.

However, if you want to get your tile and grout back to their right color, just sprinkle some baking soda and a little dusting of water on them. Then let this mixture sit for a few minutes, go back, scrub down the area and then use clean water to rinse it. The baking soda should help remove the dirt from your grout and tile and renew its color back to what it should be.