23 tips, hints, and tricks ready for use in the master bath or guest bathroom.

23 tips, hints, and tricks ready for use in the master bath or guest bathroom.

Bathroom Tile

Rub ordinary car wax into your ceramic bathroom tiling to clean and refinish. Let it stand 10 minutes and buff or polish.

Tile Tip

Use a typewriter eraser to clean spaces between bathroom tiles.

Cleaning the Bathroom

Use a typewriter eraser to clean spaces between bathroom tiles.

Metal Shower Head

To clean mineral deposits from a clogged shower head, boil it with half a cup of white vinegar and one quart of vinegar for a while

Plastic Shower Head

Soak a plastic shower head in a hot vinegar and water mixture to unclog it.

Preventing Mildew

Soak a plastic shower head in a hot vinegar and water mixture to unclog it.

Removing Mildew

Wash mildewed shower curtains in hot soapy water, rub with lemon juice and let them dry in the sun.

Cleaning Fixtures

Dip a cloth in kerosene or rubbing alcohol to remove scum and spots from your bathroom fixtures.

Removing Film and Scum

Use a piece of very fine plain steel wool to remove the film from the shower stall.

Porcelain Cleaners

Lighter fluid will remove most dark, stubborn stains from sink and bathtub.

Yellowed Bathtub

Restore whiteness to a yellowed bathtub by rubbing with a salt and turpentine solution

Shower Mat Tip

Dip a stiff brush in a kerosene and warm water solution to clean the bath mat.

Rust Stains

Spread a paste of hydrogen peroxide and cream of tartar over the rusted area, and add a few drops of ammonia. Let it stand or 2 or 3 hours.

Rusty Tile

Rust stains on tile can be removed with kerosene.

Rings in Toilet Bowl

Try using one of the rust removers (found on this site) to remove toilet bowl rings.

Cleaning Shower Doors

Rub glass shower doors with a white vinegar-dampened sponge to remove soap residue.

Bathtub Cleaner

Insert a sponge into the leg of an old nylon stocking and knot the end. Use it to scrub sinks, bathtub, tile, etc.

Steam-Free Mirror

If your medicine cabinet has two sliding mirrors, slide one side open before taking a hot bath or shower. After the bath, you’ll have one clean mirror instead of two that are steamed and foggy.

Save an Aching Back

If you suffer from back problems, use a child’s toy mop to clean your bathtub–you won’t have to stoop over to clean.

Rubber Bath Mat

Stand a rubber bath on end to let it drain–prevents mildew and mould.

Preventing Steamy Bathrooms

If you run about an inch of cold water before adding hot water in the bath, there will be absolutely no steam in your bathroom.

Medicine Cabinet

It’s a good idea to go through your medicine several times a year and throw away medicines that are old or outdated. They could be dangerous.

Easy Bathroom Cleaning

Clean your bathroom after a steamy bath or shower. The walls, fixtures, etc., will be much easier to clean because the steam will have loosened the dirt.

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