Vinegar Tips: How to Clean the Bathroom

 Today I’m excited to show you hot to clean the bathroom using vinegar!
#1 Drains: deodorize & unblock
I’m sure you’ve all noticed that at times the bathroom drain can stink.  If you want to get rid of it then here’s a great tip for you.  “Using a funnel, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda followed by 1 cup of white vinegar down the drain.  When the foaming subsides, flush with hot tap water.  Wait 5 minutes and then flush again with cold water.   This will kill [the] odor-causing bacteria” without having to use any harsh chemicals.
If you’re drain has been running a little slower than normal “pour in 1/2 cup of salt followed by 2 cups of boiling white vinegar. Flush [down the drain] with hot and cold tap water ” {same as above}.
#2 Bathtub/Shower
To keep the bathtub/shower clean keep a spray bottle of vinegar and a sponge in the shower and spray it down every couple of days. This will eliminate the build up of bacteria and keep the shower extra shiny!
#3 Toilet Bowl
 To clean the toilet bowl and get rid of that awful water ring, that’s just above the water line, “pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the toilet bowl and let the solution soak overnight before flushing.”
#4 Hard water spots
“To remove hard water spots from sinks, showers and baths, wipe using a cloth soaked in full-strength vinegar.  Allow to stand for about 5 minutes and then rinse with water.”
Another great way to stay on top of water spots is to keep a spray bottle of white vinegar in the bathroom and just before brushing your teeth, going to the bathroom, etc. spray the bathroom fixtures down with vinegar and then when you are finished brushing your teeth, etc. rinse the fixtures with cold water and dry them off with the hand towel.
#5 Jacuzzi tub
It’s important to clean jacuzzi tubs and to keep the jets clean and free from bacteria and clogging.  To clean a jacuzzi tub fill it up and “pour about 4 1/2 liters of white vinegar into the water.” Run the vinegar/water mix through the jets for a few minutes, then drain the tub and wipe it clean.
Do this at least once a year, I recommend every 6 months as part of your Spring Cleaning and Fall Cleaning routines.
#6 Vinyl Floors
To keep vinyl floors clean scrub them with a mixture of “1/2 cup of white vinegar in a bucket of hot water.”  “Not only [will] this keep the floors shiny but it kills dust mites.”  Woo-hoo for tackling 2 tasks with one chore!
This series is based on a book I received from my mom at Christmas.  All items in quotations are referenced from Vinegar: 1001 Practical Household Uses.
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  1. This is such a wonderful post! I’m loving the vinegar tips!! Great job!

  2. Yes Will work to clean the drain As it has a certain level of acid in it, I’ve read so many blogs for you mix vinegar with this other detergent to clean bathrooms are bathtubs and the bathroom ends up smelling like a salad I have a cast iron bathtub with a really hard to clean bottom, so I called the maker of the tub And actually reached a person that knew what I was talking about the customer service lady recommended ROG three she gave me a 800-number and I called it and they told me I could buy it on Amazon or PayPal at ROG it works great and it doesn’t smell like a salad and won’t ruin my finish on the tub, also recommends this product as well

  3. I, too, am looking for natural and safer products to use in cleaning the bathrooms. I try to deep clean every week but still unable to remove the water rings and stains from the toilet bowl. Definitely, following your tips. Thanks, Anna.

  4. Thanks Anna, for all the great household cleaning tips. I am so excited to buy a gallon of white vinegar and also lemon juice and go crazy cleaning and deodorizing. Keep up the great advice!

    • ruth croft says:

      will you add the carpet stains using proxside and dawn dishwashing, need to get rid of dog stains peepee spots my carpet is old and i need to replace it but i have 3 dogs and one like to pee on the carpet so i have to wait and clean up the marks. thank you ruthie “‘

  5. really good cleaning tips.

  6. I have hard water stains on my shower screen. I’ve tried vinegar, baking soda, CLR, bleach, windex, Shower power, gumption, bar keepers friend. .. please! ! I need a solution? ?

  7. I have an old ceramic tub that needs a good cleaning to make it white again. How can I do this without harming the finish ?

    • I would use Bar Keepers Friend, it comes in powder or liquid. I’d probably buy the liquid because it would be easier to use. Squirt it on, rub it all over, let it sit 10 min or so, then scrub/wash off.