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    Share your best and easiest cleaning tips for bathrooms.

    I scrub my vinyl tub with dish soap and one of those bath scrubbers that always come in gift baskets, works better than any specialty cleaner I've tried.

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    Sometimes I spray the entire toilet with Lysol, and wipe down with paper towels. I also use baby wipes to wipe things down in between cleanings.

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    I spray my shower with a mixture of half bleach half water and let it soak for a few hours. Cleans everything off and almost no work to it.

    Also, disinfects which is a plus.

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    I scrub my tub out with used dryer sheets because they don't scratch and works great to get the soap scum. I use the works tub and tile cleaner, I get it at the $ store.

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    i think the best way would be to have the cleaning lady do it!!! lol

    i just use scrubbin bubbles and let it sit for awhile and wipe off. once a mth i use blch/water and rinse.

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    I wax the sides of my tub and there's never a ring from baths. I also spray the shower stall with a bleach & water mixture on the areas that can accumulate mold/mildew easily. I swish my toilets every day and wipe the sink & counter down daily as well.

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    I get in the shower to clean it..... yep - I'm an "in the buff" shower cleaner! lol



    I only use homemade cleaners, so fumes r not a problem.

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    I love spray comment for it all. I use Lysol toilet bowl cleaner on the inside because it does seem to get that sparkly white.

    I use old rags and paper towels. About once a month dh loves to go crazy with Tilex and that stuff is way too strong!

    Great idea for those bath scrubbies. I always seem to get several free and don't really use them. Shall try that.

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    I'm a pre-sprayer too. After sweeping, I get out my spray bottle that I filled myself with about 1 part ammonia to 3 parts water. I then spray around the perimeter of the room, and all around the toilet, and let it work for about 5 minutes. After that is when I do my mopping with my swivel head mop. For me those corners and edges being nice and clean really make a room sparkle! And that's usually the dirtiest parts of a floor that alot of people overlook.

    And since only two of the bedrooms in my house are carpeted, I use this method on all my other tiled flooring. It makes it way easy!

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    I usually clean my shower/tub right after I've used it. Its already been pre-soaked so I spray some cleaner onto it and let set for 5 mins while I clean the rest of the bathroom.

    MW - I think in the older threads others have said they shoved rags into old pantyhose and used that to scrub their showers and used shampoo.

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    I use baking soda for the bathtub ring as I like the scrubbing-paste it makes with very little water. Comet was on a big sale one time so I bought about 6 canisters. Don't remember how long ago that was but I'm on my last canister so will switch back to baking soda after that.

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    About once every 2-3 weeks i use a bleach/water solution on the shower and let it soak for about a half hour then scub. Once a week I use scrubbing bubbles on everything in the bathroom. With mini scrubs in between if needed.

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    Question - for those of you who spray something and let it soak for 1/2 hr...doesn't it stop 'soaking' or being effective once it dries up 5-10 mins later? How do you keep it wet or 'soaking'? Do you re-spray it before rinsing/wiping clean?

    Just curious.

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