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The 12 Best Bathroom Cleaning Hacks of All Time


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A good cleaning hack can make housekeeping a breeze. From chopstick crevice cleaners to cooking spray tricks and more, the following 33 cleaning hacks are truly the G.O.A.T. 

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Remove makeup stains with shaving cream. 

A little shaving cream dissolves through the oil and helps take a makeup stain right out of any garment when followed by a quick washing machine cycle. 

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Soak shower heads and faucets in a bag of vinegar. 

Fill up a zippered plastic baggie with diluted white vinegar and twist tie it around your shower head and leave it overnight to naturally break down and remove all the grimy buildup. 

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Keep a Magic Eraser in the shower to clean. 

Magic Erasers are a many-splendored thing.  Composed of abrasive melamine foam, they can deep clean everything from tile grout to sneakers in seconds. 

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Clean crevices around fixtures with a chopstick.

Just wrap a cloth around a chopstick to deep clean vents, grouts, faucets, and other small fixtures and crevices that can be tricky to reach without the right device. 

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Use aspirin crushed up in water to clean your bathroom in a pinch.

The salicylic acid in aspirin makes it an effective cleaning agent, so if you run out of cleaner mid-routine, just drop two aspirin tablets in water.

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Shine faucets with cooking spray.

Few things will brighten up your fixtures faster than nonstick cooking spray. Spritz and let the oil break down any grime or water stains and then wipe with a clean rag for a shiny finish. 

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Clean your jewelry with shaving cream.   

Guess what? The natural surfactants used in shaving cream make it a very gentle yet effective jewelry cleaner! 

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Keep a jar of rice and essential oils to reduce odors.

Mix 10-20 drops of your favorite-smelling essential oils—think rosemary, peppermint, or lavender oil—with 1-2 cups of rice to create a leave-it-anywhere deodorizer. 

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Put silica gel packets in the medicine cabinet to reduce humidity.

Store a couple of desiccant packs inside your medicine cabinet will help keep humidity at bay—so your medications stay stable and your razors don’t rust. 

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If you think your toilet is leaking, put food coloring in the tank. 

Add a few drops of food coloring into your toilet tank and let it sit for fifteen minutes. You can see if any colored water has seeped into the bowl and quickly detect a leak. 

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Dampen a used dryer sheet and use it to clean soap scum. 

Slightly abrasive and super pleasant-smelling, a moistened used dryer sheet is perfect for loosening and removing lime deposit residue from your bathroom tile, tub, and fixtures. 

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Use hair ties to dry your makeup brushes upside down after cleaning.

Attach a washed makeup brush upside down to a towel bar with a hair tie and simply let the brush drip-dry over a towel on the floor.