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Homemade Bathroom Cleaners: Toilets, Tubs, and Tiles

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These homemade bathroom cleaners will help you to clean your toilet, fiberglass tub, tiles, and shower.

How to Clean a Bathroom

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Your bathroom can be cleaned with items straight from the pantry! From a toilet bowl cleaner to tub, tile, and shower scrubs, find out how to clean a bathroom with some of our favorite homemade bathroom cleaners.

Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Cleaning Fiberglass Tubs and Showers

  1. Make a paste of baking soda and water.
  2. Wet the surface of the tub or shower stall; gently rub with the paste on a sponge or soft nylon brush.
  3. Rinse thoroughly. Never use an abrasive cleaner (such as common scouring powder), any abrasive scouring pad, steel wool, or a scraper.


Cleaning Bathroom Tile and Tubs

  • Sprinkle baking soda in place of scouring powder in your tub or on the tiles. Rub with a damp sponge. Rinse thoroughly.
  • To remove film buildup on bathtubs, apply full-strength white vinegar to a sponge and wipe the area. Next, use baking soda as you would scouring powder. Rub with a damp sponge and rinse thoroughly.
  • Vinegar removes most dirt without scrubbing and doesn’t leave a film. Use 1/4 cup (or more) vinegar to 1 gallon water.
  • To clean grout, put 3 cups baking soda into a medium-size bowl and add 1 cup warm water. Mix into a smooth paste and scrub into grout with a sponge or toothbrush. Rinse thoroughly and dispose of leftover paste when finished.
  • Find more tips for homemade floor cleaners.

Now that you’re done with the bathroom, find out how to clean your kitchen!

Get more tips for using homemade cleaners like vinegar, lemons, and salt. Plus, get recipes for all the homemade cleaners you could need. And check out our list of the best homemade cleaners.

Did we miss any of your favorite tricks? Let us know below!

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Heidi Stonehill

Heidi Stonehill is a senior editor for The Old Farmer’s Almanac, where she focuses much of her time on managing content development for the Almanac’s line of calendars. Read More from Heidi Stonehill

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