How to Clean Your Bathroom Without Bleach
Nothing feels better than a sparkling clean bathroom. That oh-so-rewarding clean smell that follows an hour or two of scrubbing, spraying and swiffering – can’t beat it! And, since the bathroom is one of the dirtiest rooms in the house, we want to do everything possible to disinfect it.
This is where bleach comes in – the absolute worst offender when it comes to toxic cleaning products. If you’re an avid bleach user, don’t beat yourself up (if you still use it after reading this article, however, that’s another story).
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, our indoor air is twice as polluted as the outdoor air, and this is directly caused by household cleaners – bleach being high up on the list.
When it comes to disinfecting your bathroom, there are many safer alternatives that are just as effective. The best part? Most of these ingredients are already in your house!
Mix together half a cup of vinegar and a tablespoon of baking soda. Pour and let it sit in the toilet for approximately 30 minutes prior to scrubbing.
In the battle against, soap scum (and mold in more severe cases) your most powerful weapon is vinegar – a natural, mold fighter. To clean dirty areas, spray vinegar and let it dry.
tIf your shower curtain has mildew, a vinegar and water mix should do the trick. You can also wash the curtain in your washing machine. Instead of using detergent, use one tablespoon of baking soda and two tablespoons of vinegar.
Also, creating a mixture of baking soda and dish soap can tackle even the worst stains. Highly recommend using this mixture on your shower doors.
Cleaning the sink will require all the ingredients listed above: baking soda, dish soap, vinegar and water. To create the scrub, combine two cups of baking soda, two tablespoons of dish soap, one cup of vinegar and one cup of water.
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Cleaning glass and getting rid of streaks is simple. All you need is water and white vinegar. Mix equal parts in a bottle and spray away!
For mopping tile floors, the best solution is mixing a ½ cup of baking soda and warm water (and lemon juice if you want that refreshing, citrus smell).
To clean your mat and eliminate the grime, sprinkle baking soda and let it sit for half an hour.
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