The bathroom is often dubbed as the grimiest room in the house, with clogged drains and mildew being common. Cleaning such is an unpleasant task, but is one that has to be done. However, it doesn’t mean that you have to use harmful chemicals in order to do so, as there is a green way to get the job done. This article looks at how you can go about cleaning your bathroom the Eco-friendly way.
Next time you need to clean flawlessly the porcelain throne, don’t reach for the bleach and use a homemade bathroom cleaner instead. This non-toxic variation can de-stain a toilet just as well, if not better, than its factory produced counterpart. Create this by mixing half a cup of vinegar and just a dash of baking soda. Pour this mixture round the bowl, leave if for half an hour and then embrace its new spotless finish.
Shower and Bathtub
In order to break through the grime build up on the shower and bathtub, try a simple homemade concoction instead of the usual shop bought spray. Mix baking soda with a natural dish soap to create a paste, which will work wonders in blasting away any grub and can even work to remove rust. Use a sponge or cloth to rub in the paste, and then tackle any tougher stains with a toothbrush. Remember, this paste is abrasive, so only use it in moderation.
Quite possibly the nastiest area in the bathroom is the drain, with the thought of pulling out clogged hair making many people squirm. The popular chemical based products may do the job, but they pack a toxic punch that could damage both your skin and eyes on contact. Side step the poison and create your very own non-toxic drain
Cleaner with just vinegar and baking soda. Remove any visible blockages then pour just over half a cup of baking soda down the drain, quickly followed by half a cup of vinegar. The two will have a reaction that will break down any blocking debris, finish up by pouring boiling water down the drain to flush everything through.
It is part of the vanity portion of the bathroom, which means it should be sparkling clean more often than not. You can utilize the same cleaning methods as the bathtub, but as it is less grimy you won’t need to put in half as much elbow grease. You can also try making a spray cleaner variation by mixing half a cup of natural dish soap, one cup of water, half a cup of vinegar and two cups of baking soda. Either of these methods should get the surface clean. Finish off by polishing it up with a standard toothpaste, which will leave you chrome fixtures gleaming.
The goal when cleaning a mirror is to get a streak free finish that lasts. Mix equal parts water and white vinegar; to create a formula that breaks down stubborn toothpaste stains. This solution is versatile enough to be used on all types of glass.
It is more of general tip than a cleaning one, but after use you should never leave a wet bathroom mat on the floor. Always hang it up to dry to prevent grime transferring to the floor. Try sprinkling a bit of baking soda on the mat to help freshen it up. When it comes to the floor, simply mix half a cup of baking soda into a full bucket of warm water, with a touch of lemon juice. Wiping the floor down with this formula will leave it clean and smelling fresh.