Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tips From A Dometic Goddess: Keep your bathroom clean and fresh-smelling!


Cleaning your bathroom may sound like an arduous task but with these easy to do tips, you and your house help will be grinning away to a clean loo in no time!

Check for clogging in the drains, WC or washbasin pipes. To de-clog, pour boiling water into the drains followed by a cup of vinegar. Do not use the bathroom for a few hours. In fact, this is best done at night. You may also try a commercial de-clogger. If the stink persists, get a plumber (a tried-tested one, preferably) to check all drainage leading to the sewage point.
General bathroom hygiene is a must. On a daily basis, clean the toilet bowl using a good commercial toilet cleaner. Opt for reliable cleaning liquid soaps to clean the washbasin and countertop. For the floors, use a squeegee to get rid of excess water, and then get your help to sweep and mop. Make sure you wipe all the sanitary fittings using a wet cloth, dry off with a fresh cloth. Also clean the mirror using a soft cloth to remove water marks.
Follow a deep-clean routine once a week. Get your help to scrub floors, wall tiles, tub and shower stall thoroughly. She can use an old toothbrush to clean any mold or fungus growing in the tile grouting and in corners. For the mirror, use a commercial glass cleaner. But make sure you never spray directly on the mirror. Instead, spray it on a pad of cloth, and wipe the glass. Finish off by rubbing with a folded newspaper.
If you are using a shower curtain, get your help to clean the ends; she needs to dip the curtain end in half a bucket of warm water with soap suds. Leave for a while and brush clean. Always spread out the curtains after bath to allow for dripping and air circulation.
Avoid dampness. Make sure there's effective cross-ventilation. Switch on the exhaust fan after you've used the bathroom. The floor must be dry. Also, never leave wet towels or bathrugs in the bathroom.
You can place potpourri in a bowl or use commercial bathroom fresheners. Choose a perfumed toilet cleaner with disinfectant. Avoid phenyl - it has a strong smell.

13 comments:

  1. Love this! I'll be sure to get my help to do all these things.

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  2. I love anything 50s. If I could I'd go back in time to that era. The cars, the style, the dress were awesome. I think people have too much today and their still not happy. One of my favorite things to do after Saturday chores is to put on some 50s jazz and mix myself a nice dry martini. Feel free to join me.

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  3. Sorry I meant to say they're still to happy not their.

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  4. I can't believe I found you!, I'm not even sure how!? You have to go to my blog, Lillyslace.blogspot.com, we are two peas in a pod! I love your blog!!! I even have a 50's guest room! Come see me, we need to talk! Where do you live? I'm in Texas, are you close?? We so need to be friends! I have added you to my bookmarks! xoxox-cindy

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  5. Hi Cindy, it's great to meet you. Sorry for the late response. I was on vacation at our mountain cabin up in Tennessee for the holidays. It's great to meet another like-minded person :) I am in Miami. I look forward to sharing my passion for the 50s with you.

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  6. It would be nice to come home to a clean and organized abode but unfortunately not all of us have the time to tidy things up and this is why some of us depend on Twin Cities janitorial service providers (for instance) for the maintenance of our household. Knowing simple ways on keeping a dirt-free living space is important to avoid the existence of germs and prevent disease-causing bacteria from flourishing on your walls and floors. Thanks for the info!

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  7. We also have the weekly general cleaning routine at our house. I find it more convenient, in the long run, to immediately clean any mess at the soonest time possible. This way, the risk of any long-term stains on furniture is minimized. I also agree with your point about ensuring sufficient ventilation in the bathroom to prevent any lingering odors from developing.


    Staci Severns

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  8. Hi there, MissRetro! It definitely feels good to enter in a clean and good-smelling bathroom. Just like your pink bathroom! Haha! Anyway, proper maintenance of baths is a must, like a second personal hygiene. This can help us prevent some damage in the long run.

    Bronwyn Hass

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  9. Keeping your bathroom smelling fresh may sound like an arduous task, but here are a few simple tips which will have your bathroom smelling good all day long! Even if the bin in the bathroom does not have any wet waste, clean it every alternate day as any garbage that is kept covered begins to stink after a couple of days. n exhaust fan that vents to the outside of your home is a good way of keeping your bathroom smelling fresh. In addition, do open the windows or ventilators when the bathroom is not in use. Placing several scented candles in the bathroom shelves, at the back of the toilet or next to the sink leaves the entire room smelling fragrant. In fact, you don’t even have to light the candles. Make full use of the power of baking soda, as it absorbs almost any kind of odour. Get more tips at : http://www.homeseekersreno.com/tips-to-keep-your-bathroom-clean-fresh/

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  10. Thanks for sharing the tips on keeping the bathroom clean and fresh-smelling!

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  11. Often I want fresh bathroom with perfect outlook. I decorate my bathroom with the mirrors which are really awesome things to design my bathroom. Last ordered my mirrors at commercial mirror store to redesign it again.

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  12. Excellent post! I must thank you for this informative read. I hope you will post again soon.
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