Cleaning your bathroom doesn't have to be a negative experience. In fact, you can leave every inch of your space sparkling clean with the right bathroom cleaning hacks. In this blog, we’ll share all the tips and tricks you could ever need on how to clean a bathroom. Whether you're looking for the best way to clean bathroom tiles or helpful advice on eliminating rust stains, we can help simplify each step.

1. Achieve streak-free mirrors

From splashed water and spills of personal care products, streaky mirrors make applying makeup and grooming products a little more challenging and make an impression that your bathroom is unclean — even if you’ve just vacuumed and mopped. Restore your mirror to its original beauty by using a soft cloth with a small amount of rubbing alcohol to wipe away marks. Follow up with water or a glass cleaner on a microfibre cloth and avoid rubbing in circular motions. 

2. Remove mildew from shower curtains

Bathrooms tend to be very moist environments where mildew can become a huge concern. Shower curtains, in particular, seem to be most vulnerable to mildew growth and, worse, mould. Thankfully, you can prevent mildew by soaking your curtains in salt water before you hang them up. If they’re showing signs of mildew growth, you can easily remove them with the right mixture of household items like borax, vinegar, household bleach, and salt.

3. Transform your bathtub

An unclean bathtub creates a stressful space to relax after a long day. Remove built-up grime by spraying a bathroom cleaner on your tub and letting it sit. Allow it to activate for 15-minutes before wiping off the excess and rinsing the tub. If you really want to leave your bathtub sparkling, we recommend using our fantastic bath polish for stone and acrylic tubs.

4. Make your bathroom tiles shine

The cleanliness of your bathroom tiles can have a major impact on the overall look of your bathroom — so they should be a top priority! The best way to clean bathroom tiles is to target the tiles themselves without neglecting the grout. You can create a cleaning paste for the grout using one part borax, two parts baking soda, and one part water. Gently scrub it before wiping the solution away with a damp cloth.

5. Simplify toilet cleaning

Toilet cleaning isn't anyone's favourite chore — but there are a few ways to simplify the task. If you're using a traditional toilet cleaner, squirt the liquid around the rim and leave it to rest while you clean the rest of your bathroom. This gives the cleaner time to break grime down, so you don't have to scrub as hard. If you want to get creative, pour a quarter cup of mouthwash or a can of fizzy drink into the bowl and let it sit for 30 minutes before scrubbing.

6. Eliminate rust stains

Have unsightly hard-water rust stains on your tub or sink? If so, this bathroom cleaning hack is essential. Try scrubbing the stains with a toothbrush and some toothpaste. You could also create a paste with lemon juice and borax. In either case, try to tackle rust stains the moment you notice them. The earlier you attempt to remove them, the easier the task will be. 

7. Don't forget to ventilate

Stop mould from developing by turning on your bathroom fan or opening the bathroom window when you shower. The steam from your shower can create an even more humid environment, so taking steps to direct the steam elsewhere may shave a little time from cleaning up mould and mildew in the future. 

8. Have a microfiber cloth on stand by

The best way to clean any bathroom is with the right products and bathroom accessories, such as a microfibre cloth. They're absorbent, soft, and have tiny fibres that pick up more dirt than most other cloths without being overly abrasive on your bathroom finishes.

9. Brighten up your shower doors

Did you know you could beautify your shower doors with various household products? This includes shaving cream, which helps prevent the door from fogging as well as vegetable oil, white vinegar, and baking soda. However, no household hack can compete with a dedicated product like a bathroom polish designed to fight back against soap scum and restore the doors' original gleaming shine.

10. Restore your shower head

Shower heads need more than just a quick wipe. If you really want to give your shower head a good clean, you can soak it in a half-vinegar and half water solution. Simply pour the mixture into a plastic bag and secure the bag over your shower head with an elastic band. Allow it to sit for an hour, turn it on, and let hot water run through to rinse and flush out debris. You can also use a needle to unclog the spray holes and restore your original water pressure.

11. Maintain those lovely floors

Keep your floors in their most ideal condition by giving them a quick vacuum every couple of days. You can also clean your floors using a foaming floor cleaner instead of an antibacterial wipe that can leave a residue behind.

12. Tackle limestone build-up

Clean calcified limescale crust from your taps by scrubbing with a whitening toothpaste. Soak a rag with white vinegar and wrap it around the faucet for larger deposits. You can leave the rag there overnight and rinse the area with warm water in the morning.

13. Don't forget the bathroom fan

Bathroom fans are often overlooked, even though they can get covered in large amounts of dust. When cleaning your bathroom, remember to take a moment to vacuum or simply brush away the dust from the filter. You can also wash the exterior with soap and water on a cloth, but be careful not to wet the internal unit.

14. Take advantage of storage

The best way to clean your bathroom is to take advantage of your storage space. Having lots of tubes, bottles, and beauty products scattered throughout the bathroom will make cleaning much more challenging. Why not simplify things by keeping items in a basket or a shelf? If you don't have enough storage space, consider investing in a vanity or shaving cabinet.

Shop quality ACS Designer Bathrooms products online today

Now that you know how to clean your bathroom, it's time to give it an actual makeover! With ACS Designer Bathrooms, you can shop a wide range of products to transform your space — including baths, toilets, vanities, and more. We also carry a highly effective Showerama Acrylic/Stone Cleaner that can leave your bathtub looking brand-new. 

Have any questions for our team? Reach out for expert styling advice or to request help finding fixtures to match your decor and room layout. If you prefer to view our collections in person, visit us at our Sydney and Melbourne showrooms.