Genius Bathroom Cleaning Tricks You Need to Know

These unexpected tips and hacks will have your space spick and span in no time.

For the lazy housekeeper or busy domestic goddess, these quick, easy, and painless cleaning hacks will help you get a sparkling tub, mirror, and faucet in no time at all. Now, isn't that grand?

_1 Supplies Needed: A soft cloth, strong black tea (such as Lipton) Technique: Dip a lint-free cloth in brewed tea, rub on mirror in circles, and use a clean cloth to dry. The tannic acid in the tea cuts through grime. Effort Needed: Moderate Additional Reading: Real Simple _2 Supplies Needed: ¼ cup baking soda, ¼ cup white vinegar, toilet brush Technique: Pour baking soda and vinegar into toilet and let sit 15 minutes. Scrub with a brush and flush. Effort Needed: Moderate Additional Reading: Apartment Therapy _3 Supplies Needed: A soft cloth, baby oil Technique: Dab a little oil on a clean towel and polish -- works wonders! Effort Needed: Little Additional Reading: Real Simple

_4 Supplies Needed: Cooking spray Technique: Spray on shower doors and walls and let sit for 5-10 minutes to let the oil cut through the scum and lime deposits. Rinse with soapy water. Effort Needed: Little Additional Reading: Daily Organized Chaos

_5 Supplies Needed: 4 Alka-Seltzer tablets, 1 cup distilled vinegar, boiling water Technique: Drop tablets down clogged drain, followed by the vinegar. After 10 minutes, rinse with boiling water. Effort Needed: Little Additional Reading: Huff Post Home _6 Supplies Needed: Vinegar, plastic bag, rubber band Technique: Remove shower head. Fill part of bag with vinegar, and drop shower head into the bag, ensuring it is completely covered by vinegar. Secure bag with rubber band. Soak for an hour and remove! Effort Needed: Little Additional Reading: A Real-Life Housewife

_7 Supplies Needed: 1 cup kosher salt, baking powder, Borax Technique: Combine all in a jar, shake, sprinkle on areas that need scouring, wipe with a sponge, and rise. Effort Needed: Moderate Additional Reading: Apartment Therapy

_8 Supplies Needed: Cotton beauty coil, bleach Technique: Soak coils in bleach and place on grout lines or in the nook where the tub meets the tile. Let sit overnight, remove coils and rinse. Effort Needed: Minimal Additional Reading: This Blessed Life

_9 Supplies Needed: A grapefruit, salt Technique: Cut the grapefruit in half and sprinkle the pink fruit with salt. Wet your tub and sprinkle additional salt on the bottom. Use the fruit as a scrubber, rinse clean. Effort Needed: Moderate Additional Reading: Huff Post Home Would you try any of these bathroom cleaning tips? Share with us in the comments. Photograph: Courtesy of the Greenwich Hotel
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