November 6, 2017
3 Bathroom Cleaning Tricks You Need to Try
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A clean bathroom is a happy bathroom. With these 3 tips you’ll be able to keep your bathroom clean a little longer and enjoy a naturally disinfected space.
Keep these supplies on hand:
- Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots Heavy Duty Sponges
- Scotch-Brite® Scrub Dots Dish Wand
- all-purpose disinfecting cleaner
- white vinegar
- baking soda
First things first, you need a good disinfectant. Here’s my favorite recipe for a safe, non-toxic disinfecting spray, perfect for bathrooms.
ALL-PURPOSE CLEANING + DISINFECTING SPRAY
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup vodka or rubbing alcohol (excellent germ-killing properties)
- 15 drops of your favorite essential oils (lavender + lemon and peppermint + lemon are my favorite combos)
- 1 1/4 cups water
Combine all ingredients and put in to a glass spray bottle.
CLEANING WATER SPOTS + MINERAL DEPOSITS
Once you have mixed up your disinfecting spray, you’re ready to take on your bathroom. Spray surfaces and let sit 10 minutes before wiping clean. If you have any water and mineral deposits, simply sprinkle a little baking soda over the spray and wipe with a sponge to remove the spots and build-up.
Rinse the sponge and repeat until the baking soda and spray mixture is wiped clean. The great thing about this sponge is that it rinses cleanly, so you don’t have to worry about leftover baking soda getting stuck in the sponge. Dry and polish fixtures with a clean, soft cloth.
If you’re having a hard time with water spots in your shower stall – glass or fiberglass – you’ll love this trick for keeping the walls from getting that soap scum buildup.
Simply pour white vinegar into the dispenser of a dish wand and keep it in your shower. Keep the sponge side pointing up so the vinegar doesn’t drip.
Scrub the walls with the white vinegar and rinse thoroughly. The vinegar cuts through any soap scum and does a little cleaning as well. Feel free to combine with a spray of the disinfecting spray or use on its own. Rinse thoroughly.
Try one or all of these bathroom cleaning hacks this week and you’ll find you’re able to get your bathroom a little cleaner in a little less time. Happy Cleaning!