Bathroom Clean-up

In a recent online study, cleaning specialists Vileda found that Australian women spend approximately two hours a day on housework. They also found that the traditional Aussie male spends only around 40 minutes helping around the house – but let’s not buy into that longstanding debate.

Cleaning the bathroom was rated the second least favourite activity, rating just above going to the dentist, and the study showed that 88 per cent of Aussie women spend up to an hour cleaning this area. So it should come as no surprise that almost two-thirds (62 per cent) thought this was the worst room in the house to clean and it took too long. The shower was the biggest culprit, voted as the worst area to clean by a resounding 74 per cent. We obviously need all the help we can get, so here are Vileda’s top five cleaning tips based on requests through their HelpMeClean website. You’ll find more helpful hints at

1. A mix of water, vinegar and methylated spirits makes a great all-purpose cleaning solution and gives a fantastic streak-free clean.

2. Avoid cleaning the bath with a product that’s too abrasive. Baths aren’t cheap and you don’t want to damage the surface.

3. If your tiles are ceramic don’t use a soap solution as it will dull the surface with a thin layer of scum.

4. For a chemical-free floor cleaner, simply squirt some white vinegar into a bucket of hot water.

5. Microfibre easily cuts through grease and grime and gives amazing results on stainless-steel surfaces.