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StarvingBookworm Sat 13-Apr-13 13:43:21

And what do you use to clean it? I feel like I'm doing it wrong - everything I've tried before is v chemically/strong smelling so can't use it while DCs in bath as so many people seem to. Help!

SweepTheHalls Sat 13-Apr-13 13:45:38

With Flash bathroom ( I secretly love the smell)

chubbachops Sat 13-Apr-13 13:48:58

I use aldi's own bathroom spray. Or if I'm doing it while DD is in the bath then I use some kind of bathroom wipes around the bath area and then the spray every where else.

ForYourEyesYoni Sat 13-Apr-13 13:51:12

I am going to sound like a twonk, but I have just bought a new scrubbing brush for the bath and sink, and I LOVE IT!
It's good for me as it's more abrasive than a cloth, so the job's over quicker (eczema-ish DC means that we use lots of emollients, so often a ring in the bath), and I don't get the chemicals on my hands thanks to the nifty handle.

I'd not clean the bathroom when there was anyone else in it though. I think I'm quicker alone, and I agree re the chemicals. Plus mine are little and I need to watch them closely.

Themobstersknife Sat 13-Apr-13 13:53:32

If you use e-cloths regularly enough, you can do without the chemicals. I would do a quick wipe round during bathtime and keep on top of it.
ForYouEyesYoni - v jealous of your scrubber. I LOVE new cleaning kit!

VerySmallSqueak Sat 13-Apr-13 13:58:47

If you do it regularly unlike me it's enough to keep a washing up sponge and washing up liquid in there and do it with that.

ifitsnotanarse Sat 13-Apr-13 14:10:15

I use ECOVER all purpose cleaner, which is supposed to be environmentally friendly. I keep a ready made up mixture of the cleaner and water in a flower spray bottle thingy as its handier. I usually use their toilet cleaner but have a Toilet Duck at the moment as it was on special offer.

So spray the toilet seat, top of toilet, handle, base of toilet and floor surrounding it (I live with widdly-woos) and wipe clean with toilet paper (Kim and Aggie tip) which I flush down the loo. Then leave toilet to soak with cleaner. Then spray bath and scrub with one of those ktichen scrubbers and then sink. By this time toilet should be ready to be scrubbed with toilet brush. Et voila, toilet done until family wreck it again.

If I need to give it a quick clean over before a guest arrives I just use baby wipes on the toilet and sinks (obvioulsy not the same ones).

Sorry if I bored you with my essay. And toilet is really hard to type. grin

ForYourEyesYoni Sat 13-Apr-13 15:00:52

Themobstersknife this is my new brush!

I like it. But I am far from a fan of cleaning, so anything that makes it easier is a boon for me.

Themobstersknife Sat 13-Apr-13 15:36:50

I love it. Might have to get one infact have already ordered one

ForYourEyesYoni Sat 13-Apr-13 15:38:36

I hope you like it!
I sense that you are a better cleaner than I, so maybe it wont make such a dramatic difference to you...

ChippyMinton Sat 13-Apr-13 15:43:30

I leave the lavender Method spray (and an e-cloth for sink/bath/tiles/mirror and loo roll for the toilet) in the bathroom for quick wipe around.

And hardcore Limelight, Mould and Mildew Remover, and that bleach in a black bottle for blitzing it when it's a total disaster zone.

whomovedmychocolate Sat 13-Apr-13 15:49:05

Steam cleaner. We have a lot of them - it's better than the chemical shit.

HokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Sat 13-Apr-13 15:49:59

Another Flash Bathroom devotee, it's fab!

KatyTheCleaningLady Sat 13-Apr-13 21:38:43

I love Flash bathroom cleaner. It's really good.

I clean my own bathroom just by spraying that stuff around and then wiping down with a microfibre cloth. I don't have glass shower doors to worry about.

When I clean client's bathrooms, I will start in the shower if there is one. I may spray a cleaner similar to Flash. If it's got mold/mildew, I will scrub a bunch of thick bleach around with a washing-up brush (NOT when there is bathroom cleaner spray in there, though. I never mix bleach with anything.) Leave the bleach to sit while I clean the rest of the bathroom.

If there are glass shower screens/doors, I will rinse them down and then squeegee them.

Loo roll is really good for cleaning the toilet rim and picking up all the dust and hair.

YoniBottsBumgina Sat 13-Apr-13 21:44:13

I use stardrops which you can get from some supermarkets (seems to vary by area) or sometimes pound shops. It's like very concentrated washing up liquid (so you can use WUL too - that's what I let DS use!) You dilute it in warm water so I fill the sink and use this to wipe everything over.

Outside of toilet gets done with anti-bacterial spray, inside of toilet I have chucked everything at and it's still poo brown so I've kind of abandoned it hmm

unlucky83 Sat 13-Apr-13 22:01:41

Ecover washing up liquid and vinegar and 2 microfibre cloths (one for loo only) ...value dish brush/scrubbing brush/bottle brush for grouting...squeegee for shower screen -all kept in bathroom
(actually use 80% acetic acid from Cash and Carry diluted 1:5 - so stronger than normal vinegar)
Pour a good splash of vinegar down loo and brush round with loo brush (a mumsnet no no I think and don't care!)...
Fill sink with water (and washing up liquid if nec - often isn't) , wipe down surfaces with one cloth ..bottle brushes are great for doing behind the taps/around the bottoms of them.. put vinegar in same water and wipe down shower screen and tiles (if nec brush grout/nooks with vinegar and washing up liquid) rinse and squeegee dry...wipe mirror and squeegee dry, wipe top and flush button on loo -rinse cloth well and put to dry.
More vinegar into water and change to loo cloth - wipe down rest of loo and floor in front of loo if nec (messy men) ...rinse and put cloth to dry dry loo seat with loo roll, wipe plug/sink holes with a piece of loo roll - pulls hairs out - flush loo job done
(Always rinse out bath as soon as empty and put mat to dry on a bath rack!)

LadyMountbatten Sat 13-Apr-13 22:02:19

Christ. Thus thread. On acaaturday night you're talking percentage bleaching

unlucky83 Sat 13-Apr-13 22:09:34

Oh YoniBotts - if its limescale try vinegar down loo ...if bad plunge loo with loo brush a bit so there is less water, chuck in lots of white vinegar and pour v. hot water from kettle into the middle of water in loo (mustn't pour straight onto the ceramic in case it cracks) and leave it for as long as possible ...
Did this to my old loo -was like that since when I moved in - had tried every chemical known to man and nothing worked -until the vinegar - did have big chunks of loose limescale sitting at the bottom before they eventually flushed way...
V. satisfying ...(have a very boring life!)...

Arisbottle Sat 13-Apr-13 22:21:06

Have a method spray for daily use and the thing to spray on shower door . Once a week I use the method stuff in the strange shaped bottle on the baths, toilets and sinks and a wipe down with vinegar on shower cubicles.

Every school holiday I steam clean everything.

YoniYoniNameLeft Sat 13-Apr-13 22:23:28

I use washing up liquid and a washing up sponge. It's brill, gets rid if all the muck and grime.

Dunkintea Sun 14-Apr-13 00:21:32

Flash bathroom cleaner for me too on bath, sink toilet but still looking for something that works on glass shower doors .

ThatVikRinA22 Sun 14-Apr-13 00:36:44

cillit bang devotee here - keeps tiles and grout white.

then i polish with an microfibre cloth. takes minutes.

also always use oxo good grips squeegee on the tiles and shower screen.
new bathroom so very much want to keep it lovely. cillit bang is fab on limescale and soap scum. everything is still very shiny. taps and shower look as new. have tried other cleaners - none as good as cillit bang.

hedwig2001 Sun 14-Apr-13 00:53:32

Arisbottle - which steam cleaner do you have? I have been thinking a getting one but I'm not sure which to get.

colditz Sun 14-Apr-13 00:56:17

Bleach and hot water, is there a better way?

Arisbottle Sun 14-Apr-13 14:36:38

I have a few head wig. My main one is a vax one with all the attachments . I also have a hand held one which is orange and grey - not sure of the make. I also have a floor mop one which I think was from Lakeland.

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