Do you ask yourself: Why does my bathroom always look a big mess?
The bathroom is a sacred place. It’s a place where you brace yourself for the day with a brisk morning shower or unwind after a long day with a well deserved soak. The bathroom, like the kitchen, is also one of the main selling points in your house and the focus of all eyes of guests. Let’s be honest there are certain things that we all pretend not to judge when we step into a friend’s home and the bathroom is one of them. Your bathroom used to be a pristine shrine to cleanliness. It used to gleam with abundance and promise, but now it looks dull, lacklustre and somehow… dirty no matter how often or how diligently you clean it.
Keeping your bathroom in good as new condition needn’t be a grueling or expensive undertaking it’s simply a matter of identifying the reasons why your bathroom never looks clean (no matter how much you clean it) and finding an effective solution. Here we’ll take a look at some of the usual offenders and some easy and affordable solution so you can stop asking your self “Why does my bathroom always look a big mess?”
Nothing cheapens even the most exquisitely appointed bathroom like mildew. This greyish white fungus just loves warm and damp regions where it can thrive. Needless to say; shower cubicles or folded shower curtains are among this nasty fungus’ favourites but it can just as easily grow on walls and ceilings. As mildew likes to stick to corners it can be notoriously tricky to shake loose. Our recommendation is a solution of white vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and some citrus oils to mask the nasty vinegar smell (although this will dissipate after a couple of hours). Work the solution in with a sponge then scrub with a closed loop microfibre cloth or a stiff bristled toothbrush in the really hard to reach areas. If you have a bathroom window, keep it open as much as possible as mildew hates fresh air and sunlight.
Tiles and Grouting
A broken tile or a patch of broken grouting can really damage your bathroom’s aesthetic like a broken tooth in an otherwise perfectly maintained mouth. Moreover, the porous surface of your grouting is often home to all kinds of unpleasant fungi. Grout repair is often a fairly quick and cheap solution and can make a huge difference to your bathroom’s overall aesthetic. If you’re plagued by blackened or dirty grouting, apply a paste made of baking soda and water which is worked into the grout with a stiff bristled toothbrush. Spray the yuckiness away with a 1:1 solution of water and white vinegar. Ta da! Your bathroom is instantaneously a brighter and more welcoming place.
Why does my bathroom always look a big mess… maybe it has something to do with all that clutter you have in there! All those bathroom products add up and nothing damages the look of a bathroom like a bath ringed with shampoos, conditioners, scrubs, toners, body butters and bath bombs. Not only do they make your bathroom look cluttered, they often leak soapy deposits making unappealing track marks down the bath. Keep all your bathroom supplies in a cupboard until you have need of them. It takes very little effort to retrieve them and it can really improve the look of the bathroom.
Who doesn’t hate tide marks? Those tenacious little grubby rings that line your bathroom and refuse to come off no matter how hard you scrub. The solution here is… You guessed it! A solution of bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar. Apply the paste to the stain, leave for 15 minutes and rinse away. All the result, none of the elbow grease an you’ll no longer ask yourself: Why does my bathroom always look a big mess? Rather, you’ll admire your little peace of heaven.
Next step – Head to your bathroom and make some changes!