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Great Ideas for Quick and Easy Bathroom Cleaning

March 30, 2012

Cleaning the bathroom can be very tiresome.  Here are some great tips to make cleaning the bathroom easier:  

For the shower floor ~ In a large bowl, make a paste by mixing several scoops of baking soda with liquid castile soap.  After a shower, while the floor is still wet, apply a layer of paste to the floor. Allow to sit and dry for at least 24 hours. The next, rinse off before showering to avoid slipping on the paste.

For shower door soap scum ~ Add lemon oil to a cotton rag and is that easy!

To prevent soap scum ~  When broken down with water, a;most every soap will leave a scum residue as the water evaporates. However, castile soap does not leave a residue.  Castile soap works great on preventing soap scum.

Bathtub and shower cleaner ~  Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the shower floor, or into the bathtub.  Close drain.  Pour vinegar onto the baking soda and let it bubble. Be careful not to dilute the baking soda, just wet it. Let sit for a half hour to help remove stubborn stains.  Lightly scrub with a cotton rag. Rinse with water.

For cleaning mirrors ~  Mix 1 cup vinegar, 3 cups water, and 10 drops lavender oil together in a spray bottle.  Use a cotton rag for wiping.  Paper towels often leave tiny bits of paper and paper dust behind.

For mold and mildew cleaning ~  Mix 2 cups water, 1/4 cup vinegar, and 1/8 cup tea tree oil together in a spray bottle.  Keep this mixture in a marked spray bottle and spray the shower floor with this every day to prevent mold and mildew. If it's already built up, scrub with some baking soda and vinegar first.  

To clean toilet bowl brush ~  Clean your toilet bowl brush by filling its container with water and dropping in one or two denture tablets.

For a great bathtub/shower drain deodorizer ~  Mix together 1/4 cup salt, 1/4 cup baking soda, and 1 tablespoon cream of tartar and sprinkle into drain. Pour a kettle-full of boiling water down the drain to activate the cleansing, removal of debris, and odor.

To clean inside the toilet ~  Drop in 1 or 2 inexpensive denture tablets between cleanings to release debris and remove calcium deposits.


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