Cleaning the grouts and tiles in the bathroom isn’t anyone’s favorite household chore. If you don’t clean the tiles for a while they will lose their shine and get hard water stains and limescale spots. The grouts, which are supposed to be white, turn yellow or even black. Luckily there are a few tricks that really help and will make your life (a bit) easier and less frustrating.
1. Fabric Softener
Put a splash of fabric softener in a bucket with warm water and scrub this mixture over the bathroom tiles. Don’t forget to rinse the tiles with lukewarm water afterward. Fabric softener also helps remove limescale. So with this method, you only have to clean everything once.
2. Baking Soda
Baking soda has the same effect as strong cleaning products – but it doesn’t expose you to hazardous fumes. Mix two tablespoons of baking soda (or: bicarbonate) with water until you get a thick paste. Rub it on the grouts between the tiles in the bathroom, get your hard brush, and scrub away. Let it soak for about 30 minutes and rinse it off.
You can also make your own (natural) cleaning agent with lemon, dish soap and borax. Mix 75 mg borax with half a teaspoon of lemon oil and add dish soap until it becomes a paste. You can use it for the grouts, but it’s also a good cleaning product for the tiles. Leave the paste on for a while and rinse the tiles with warm water. Use circling movements for a better result.
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