Prevent rust rings on your bathroom counters by coating the bottom edge of any metal containers with a couple coats of cheap nail polish. This will seal the bottoms and prevent those ugly orange rust rings on the counter.
To clean that stubborn hard water film, rub with lemon juice or vinegar, let sit and then wipe down with water and a used dryer sheet (or a Mr. Clean eraser).
Lots of things can be used to clean the toilet bowl besides those caustic toilet bowl cleaners…
Try alka seltzer – drop in two tablets, wait 20 minutes, brush & flush. Or… since you’ve certainly given up soda by now, pour a can of cola into your toilet and again, wait 20 minutes, brush & flush!
Pour a cup or two of white vinegar into the bowl, let set overnight, then brush well & flush
Make a paste of borax and water and (while wearing rubber gloves), coat the inside of your bowl - let sit for a couple of hours, then brush - all of the caked on hard water scale should come right off!
Cut a piece of Mr. Clean Magic Eraser off from the block & float it in the bowl overnight - in the morning, any rings will be gone!
Clean your toilet by pouring a can of cola into the bowl. Leave to sit overnight if possible. Brush well the next day. [Editor's note: cola contains small quantities of phosphoric acid that will dissolve mineral deposits on your bowl]
Ready to put these tricks to work in the powder room?? Well, go ahead - what are you waiting for?? If you have a tip or trick for the bathroom, leave us a comment below & let us know about it!