- Cleaning Guide
Bathrooms are the dirtiest and frequently used space in your home. We all know how dirty can things get there (Literally speaking!) and therefore regular cleaning should be done so as to keep a healthy lifestyle.
As promised, we will continue helping in your Diwali cleaning by sharing with you some tips, secret tricks and give you pointers on how to clean your bathroom in less than 30 minutes using natural cleaners.
- Every month or two, give the pipes a good preventative cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil, and hair clogs. To get rid of that dreadful smell coming from the sink, pour 1/2 cup baking soda down the drain, followed by 1/2 cup white vinegar. The mixture will foam up. Let stand for a few minutes to dissolve fatty acids, and then pour boiling water down the drain to wash out any clogs.
- A 50/50 vinegar/water solution will clean tile, counters, cabinet fronts and soap scum in the shower
- To get stain free shower heads: This treatment will also help you to get unclogged showerheads. Pour an ample amount of white vinegar into a plastic grocery bag (enough to fully submerge the showerhead nozzle) and tie it in place for an overnight soaking. Remove it in the morning and run the water to rinse.
- Stir 3 tablespoons baking soda and 1/2 cup household ammonia into 2 cups warm water. Once you’ve wiped the solution on and rinsed it off with a sponge or rag, bathroom surfaces will gleam.
- To clean toilets, empty a can of cola (yes, you read it right) into the bowl and let sit for 30–60 minutes before scrubbing and flushing.
- To get rid of the ring that often appears at water level on the toilet bowl, make a paste of 2–3 parts borax and 1 part lemon juice (stir the juice in gradually until you have the right consistency) and apply it to a stained toilet bowl, rim included. Let it sit for 1 1/2–2 hours and then scrub it off with a toilet brush.
- Don’t forget to use Air fresheners. Your bathrooms might be clean but giving it a beautiful fragrance will help make “the experience” better.
Forget about purchased ‘miracle’ products. Many modern cleaning products don’t just remove dirt — they leave harsh chemicals behind. Take an old-fashioned approach to cleaning, using gentle soaps and simple products you can find in your kitchen, such as baking soda or white vinegar.
Come, fall in love with cleaning again!