Not all of us have the budget to buy new showers or fit a large jacuzzi in our bathroom. *Sigh*. Oh well, such is life, and for those of you (probably mainly students) who have to live with a distinctly mediocre bathroom. However, there are certain techniques that you can utilize to improve how your bathroom appears.
Start off by investing in some good quality cleaning supplies and scrub away the dirt and grime. Wipe down surfaces and make sure that there are no water stains anywhere. Clean the shower curtain and the bathtub (if you have one, of course!) to get rid of any soap scum. For those of you who want to stock up on cleaning supplies, eCommerce shops like The Cleaning Collective could be a great fit. They tend to offer a wide selection of cleaning supplies, from eco-friendly and natural products to powerful cleaning agents. They also have a variety of tools and accessories that can assist you in efficient cleaning.
This can be totally dependent on the area you live in and the subsequent water quality. It is amazing how quickly a shower head can accumulate dirt and calcify. It is also amazing how long you can put up with a shower head that definitely operates with less than half of its holes working. Thankfully there is a very cheap and easy way to fix this dysfunctional shower….utilise the power of vinegar. Get some cheap strong vinegar and soak the shower head in it for a good few hours – preferably overnight. Then rub off the offending dirt and grime, wash off the vinegar, and now you can actually have a decent shower. Simple but beautiful. You do not even have to get expensive vinegar – just go down to your local Poundland or bargain store and pick up a 2-litre bottle of cheap (but strong) vinegar. It is not the taste that you want, it is simply high acidity. This technique can also be used for taps that have accumulated lime scale and dirt so there is no longer an excuse for your taps and showers to have limescale on them.
In addition to shower heads or faucets, you can make sure that your shower screen is not leaking at its hinges. If it is leaking, the first thing you can do is find out the source of the problem. You can then go about rectifying it on your own if it is feasible. For instance, a blocked drainage hole can make the water seep through another way, potentially leading to a leak. To clear away the debris from the drainage hole, you can use a pipe cleaner. Also, exploring some educational articles at Harry Rufus or similar blogs could help you in finding other probable reasons for leakage, as well as affordable ways to get rid of similar household issues.
Some bathrooms have extractor fans that make a hell of a lot of noise but do very little time extracting. This poor-performing extractor fan can have disastrous consequences for your shower curtain, especially in the winter when the house is a few degrees colder and everything (not only your towel) takes substantially longer to dry. The shower curtain will trap moisture between the side of the bath and where the curtain rests against it and if your extractor fan or ventilation is particularly bad then your shower curtain may well stay perpetually wet. If this occurs and your house is not incredibly cold then the material can turn a strange orange colour and eventually develop mould. Nice. There is however a very quick and easy fix to this infestation of mould on your shower curtain: just fill the bath up with bleach, dilute it with a bit of water, and submerse the shower curtain in your cleaning concoction. Come back a couple of hours later and voila, a nice pristine shower curtain (you may have to stir it every so often). Just make sure to rinse all the bleach off and give the bath a good clean before you use it! In time, you may wish to replace your shower curtain with something like these shower screens Australia for easy cleaning and maintenance but, if you’re not ready to take that step just yet, at least you now know how to make sure your curtain is clean and hygienic.
Sometimes you have to suck it up and replace items. There is only so much that vinegar and bleach can do! This can be especially painful if your finances are in disarray, it can also be a bit of a surprise as to how much random items for your bathroom can cost! If you have to replace a bathroom tap or mirror, or even a toilet seat then order it online. Everyone nowadays knows that things are cheaper online, so take advantage of the 21st century and visit websites such as www.homesupply.co.uk. Admittedly you might not be able to hold it in your hands first but unfortunately, your budget is the main constraint and they are very tight handcuffs indeed. You don’t have the luxury of buying from some boutique tap maker with a tradition spanning back to the mid 1800s – so get online and find yourself a bargain!