I don’t know anyone who loves cleaning the bathroom. I mean, if you think about it too much, the entire thing may (and probably should) gross you out. Sadly, a clean bathroom is a vital part of a clean and healthy home, so somebody’s gotta do it. If that somebody is you, we’re offering you a simple solution to a cleaner bathroom.
Baking Soda: a Clean Bathroom’s Best Friend
What most of us see as a staple for baking is also an important tool for the rest of the house. When it comes to safe, powerful cleaning, you really can’t beat baking soda. The following tips will show you how it can clean the yuckiest, dirtiest parts of your bathroom. Better buy a big box!
Ever take a close look — or smell — at the drains in your sink and tub? To clean and deodorize, sprinkle baking soda on your drain after running a bit of water, then grab a rag and shine it up. After that, pour about 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes before running the hottest tap water possible.
For tough stains on tile grout, mix the magic of baking soda with plain water to make a paste, and rub it in. Then add a spritz of vinegar from a spray bottle. After the foaming action stops, scrub with a brush and rinse.
The rugs in your bathroom might look clean, but think about it. They get wet every day and probably don’t have a chance to dry properly before the next shower. This means they’ll develop a funk in short order. To clean and deodorize your bathroom rugs, add 1/2 cup baking soda the next time you put them in the laundry.
Add a little baking soda to the trash can after every trash removal, and it’ll help control odors. You could even get a cute mason jar and poke holes in the lid for sprinkling anytime. When it’s time to wash the can itself, use 1 cup of baking soda to a gallon of water for a deodorizing punch.
If you have a washable shower curtain, use the tip above for your rugs and add baking soda to the wash. If you have a vinyl or plastic curtain that can’t be laundered, sprinkle some baking soda onto a damp rag or sponge and scrub those hard water and mildew stains away.
Yeah, the toilet. I thought we’d save the best for last! Baking soda is a great tool for cleaning even the grossest toilet. All you need is a cup of it and a little vinegar. Pour the baking soda in, add a splash of vinegar, and let it foam for several minutes. Then scrub with your brush and voila! Sparkly!