Science | Jul 31
The two areas of your house which take the most time to clean are definitely the kitchen and the bathroom. Think about it. There are just so many different types of surfaces, tiles, accessories, appliances, corners. Moreover, those are the areas that get the most grime, dirt and grossiness in your house or apartment. Because of the nature of the things that go on in your bathroom and the frequency in which it’s used, it is a place that needs to be cleaned often and regularly . However, all of this also make cleaning the bathroom an...unpleasant task. But with the help of the right detergents, you can breeze right through this chore. The real challenge is getting the clean you love and want while using natural cleaners or homemade options of cleaners. But first you need to learn how to make your own multi purpose cleaner, laundry detergent, or other cleaners. Then you can step in the bathroom and get rid of all the dirt and grime!
Getting your mirrors cleaned with an all purpose cleaner is easy stuff! Simply spray a couple of (diluted, if needed) squirts of detergent on the surface and then wipe down with a clean microfiber cloth. We don’t recommend using paper towels, since they leave a lot of residue on the mirror.
The natural, homemade way: just use a 50/50 vinegar and water mix in a spray bottle. If you don’t have microfiber cloth just hanging around your house, you can wipe down the mirror with old rags from a cut-up-Tshirt (cotton, preferably). Vinegar works wonders on stains and grime, so you’re just basically creating an all-purpose cleaner with vinegar.
Counters, tile, shower, tub
Grab that microfiber cloth and get to work! Most all purpose spray cleaners work great for tile, shower, and counters. If you want to leave your bathroom with a gentle but pleasant smell, though, be sure to grab an all purpose cleaner with essential oil fragrances. For very soiled tubs, you’ll probably need something stronger, though.
The natural, homemade alternative: the previous 50/50 vinegar/water solution will work great to clean tiles, counters, cabinet fronts and soap scum in the shower. A baking soda and water paste will clean stuck on gunk in the tub, too! So, really a mix of all purpose cleaner with baking soda and vinegar will definitely get all surfaces of your bathroom clean and looking wonderful. Yay!
Bonus tip: grab a green all purpose cleaner to clean painted door frames, wall tiles, spots on doors and the outside of toilets. It’s the most effective and safe alternative, really!
About once a week you should sprinkle some baking soda around the inside of the toilet, to coat. Afterwards, pour a cup of undiluted white vinegar into the water. Use your trusty toilet brush and scrub away! The mix of baking soda and vinegar will not only clean your toilet, but will eliminate any smells that could be coming out of that ivory throne.
Urine smell often lingers in the hinges of toilet seat and under bolt caps on the side of the toilet. If you have any young or adult boys in your household, we recommend getting those cleaned out every other week! That should take care of any smells.
Now that you know effective ways to clean your bathroom, are you really thinking of using chlorine-based and ammonia products that could damage your skin, respiratory airways and eyes, or are you ready to make the jump to green cleaners? Just fyi, the grass is always greener on this side of the fence. ;)