Sometimes, it’s the smallest room in your home that seems like it’s the most difficult to clean. For those annoying bathroom cleaning problems, here are some frugal solutions from Reader’s Digest:

  1. “My shower curtain is crawling with mildew”: don’t throw it out! Trying washing it in 1 gallon of warm water and 1/2 cup of household bleach in a plastic bucket. Use gloves when soaking and wiping curtain clean. You can use the showerhead to rinse it afterward.
  2. “I have scum buildup on shower doors”: using a lemon oil furniture polish can act as a barrier against scummy build up. Wipe the door with furniture oil, let sit for two minutes, and then polish off the excess with a dry cloth. Use a shower squeegee after every shower afterward to discourage build up
  3. “My brass fixtures look dull”: make a paste with equal parts baking soda and lemon juice. Dip an old toothbrush into this solution and scrub fixtures. After letting solution dry for a few minutes, buff the fixtures with a dry cloth.

For more bathroom cleaning tricks and tips, check out Reader’s Digest’s 9 Bathroom Cleaning Problems Solved.