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5 Items You’re Not Cleaning in Your Bathroom, but Should Be:

1. Shower head

You shower and clean yourself nearly everyday, but when’s the last time you cleaned your shower head? Showerheads need a cleansing too! Depending on how hard your water is, showerheads should be cleaned at least once every three months. However, if you have hard water, your showerhead may need a deep-clean more often in order to remove scale and mineral deposit build-up. One of the best ways I’ve found to thoroughly clean my shower head: fill a plastic bag with vinegar, wrap the bag around the head with a rubber band, and let it sit for an hour. After an hour, remove the bag and run your shower for a minute – voila! – your shower head will be squeaky clean.

2. Shower Curtain

Moving on to the outside of the shower – the curtain! All you need to do for a clean shower curtain is throw it in the wash with your laundry detergent and a cup of vinegar (if necessary). It’s just as easy as cleaning your shower head, if not easier! However, your shower curtain should be cleaned more often. Rather than once every three months (which is a good goal), it’s advised that shower curtains should be cleaned once a month. By keeping up with once a month, you will reduce the amount of grime, mold, and mildew and increase your cleanliness!

3. Exhaust Fan

Whatever is up, must come down. Next up (if you have one): your exhaust fan! Exhaust fans have the primary responsibility to decrease moisture and odors in your bathroom by releasing air. Though it can be a chore to reach up to your ceiling and clean it, I’ve mastered a method of using reaching my vacuum toward my fan, and allowing the dust to be captured by the vacuum’s suction. However, I realize that takes a lot of effort. When I’m feeling a bitlazier, I just spray a can of air onto my fan and wait for the dust to hit the floor (a shop vac set to exhaust would do the trick as well). Then, I sweep or vacuum the floor. Thankfully, this job only needs done once a year.

4. Grout

Grout isn’t the easiest, or most enjoyable, part of your bathroom to clean. However, it definately should be done. Grout cleaner is offered by a variety of brands, easily found as a common household cleaner. You may already have a favorite! However, if you don’t, an easy DIY I suggest is to mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and apply with a quick scrub. It’s suggested to clean your bathroom’s grout at least once a year. Depending on the grout, it may only need a deep-clean once every other year.

5. Toilet Brush

You clean your toilet, so why not your toilet brush too? Considering the function of this cleaning tool, it only makes sense! Thankfully, this is an easy task. I usually soak mine in bleach for an hour. Then, I rinse it with hot water, andput it back into the holder. Now when you next clean your toilet, you’ll be doing it with a squeaky-clean brush!

If cleaning isn’t cutting it anymore, Wolff Design Centers can help you revive a worn-out bathroom. Schedule an appointment today!