How to clean the dirtiest places in the bathroom, including those that are the most challenging

Anna OnishchenkoLife

Some places in the bathroom are usually dirtier than others. They are often ignored because cleaning them is a difficult. And while cleaning these areas probably won't be your favorite thing to do, it can be made easier.

The bathroom is where we take care of our hygiene, so it's important to keep it clean. Realsimple gave some tips on how to clean the dirtiest places.

Tile joints

These joints can be a breeding ground for mold and dirt. To clean them, mix two parts baking soda and one part hydrogen peroxide to form a paste. Apply the mixture to the seams and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then take an old toothbrush and start scrubbing the stitches, paying special attention to the dirtiest areas.

Unfortunately, it is impossible to completely prevent the appearance of dirty grout, but if you seal them and wipe the tiles with a dry towel after taking a shower, this problem will be much less troublesome.


First, try slowly pouring boiling water over the drain to melt the soap scum and dirt that is blocking the pipe. If that doesn't work, pour half a cup of baking soda into the hole and add the same amount of vinegar. Cover the sewer with a wet cloth, leave it for 5 minutes, and then rinse it again with hot water. If this does not help, it is time to contact a plumber.

To prevent future clogs, purchase a mesh drain cover to keep hair from falling into the pipe.

Toilet bowl

In order to clean the toilet and the surface around it, experts recommend purchasing special convenient brushes and a squeegee. After you have finished cleaning the bowl with them, let them dry to avoid the growth of bacteria.

If you buy a special brush with a long handle, cleaning the tiles around the toilet bowl will also become much easier. You won't have to bend over too much and risk your back.

Shower curtain

The shower curtain can develop mold and dirt over time. You can first wash it in the washing machine, but this probably still won't remove all the dirt. Therefore, you can use either special mold cleaners or a melamine sponge.

To prevent hard mold from growing in places that are not easy to clean, such as a curtain, you should ventilate the room well after taking a bath or shower. You can also buy a curtain that is resistant to mold.

Exhaust vent

If you neglect the bathroom exhaust vent, it collects dust and mold. First, vacuum the dust out of the vent and then use a damp cloth to remove any remaining dirt and mold. If you clean the ventilation quite rarely, you may need to remove the cover from the vent and clean the inside as well.

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