While the bathroom is the room in your home that needs the most attention in terms of cleaning and disinfecting, using toxic bathroom cleaners isn’t wise. After all, you soak in your tub and use the water from the faucets to wash your face and brush your teeth. It’s possible to get your bathroom very clean with non-toxic cleaners. You just need water, vinegar and baking soda, ingredients most people have readily available in their homes.
Here are some basic cleaning tips for bathrooms:
- Toilets: Start cleaning your toilet with non-toxic bathroom cleaners by flushing the toilet to wet the sides. Then coat the sides with baking soda and give it a few minutes to work its stain lifting magic. Then, soak the baking soda covered toilet bowl with white vinegar. Finally, use a toilet brush to scrub until the toilet is clean, disinfected and deodorized then flush, rinse and flush again.
- Sinks: Your sink is an important part of maintaining personal hygiene. That said, it needs to be cleaned regularly. Wipe the sink thoroughly using a solution of equal parts water and vinegar. If there are tough stains to remove, coat them in baking soda for a few minutes before you cleaning the entire sink with the water and vinegar mixture.
- Bath tubs: Bath tubs tend to be magnets for hard water stains and dirt. Removing them is simple and easy. Start by wetting your tub or wiping it down with a damp sponge then coating the tub with a layer of baking soda. Use a damp sponge to scrub it then rinse. Repeat if necessary.
- Floors: Since floors get filthy, it’s important to maintain them by sweeping or vacuuming them on a regular basis to get rid of hair, debris and dirt. Then mix a solution of 1 gallon of water,1/8th cup of liquid dish soap and 1/8th cup vinegar. Mix well and use it to mop the floor.
- Counters: Counter tops get dirty and grimy between toothbrushes, residue from beauty products and makeup and general day-to-day living. Make an all purpose cleaner that works well for counter tops by mixing 4 tablespoons of baking soda with a quart of warm water. Use this to scrub your counters, then rinse them with hot water.
- Glass: Equal parts white vinegar and water make a great glass cleaner. Spray it on glass then wipe off using a lint-free cloth.
- Grout: To clean grout, make a paste using baking soda and water. Use a toothbrush to scrub hard to reach grout clean.
- Mildew: To get rid of mold and mildew, mix tea tree oil in a spray bottle at a rate of one cup of water per drop of tea tree oil, then spray it directly on mold or mildew.