You feed your family organic food whenever possible. You never throw anything away without asking if it could be upcycled to extend its life. You have invested in reusable cloth lunch bags, sandwich bags, and even produce bags. In other words, you care about your family’s well-being and the planet.
So why are you still cleaning your bathroom with harsh, toxic, and expensive cleaning products? Read on to learn how to clean a bathtub with natural cleaners.
First, Gather Your Supplies
Sure, it’s convenient to buy cleaning wipes that get used once, and then thrown away. But those prepackaged wipes get expensive fast. And they’re not good for the environment since they will end up in a landfill.
The good news is you probably have most of what you need to clean your home already in your home! In addition to the ingredients for your homemade cleansers (more on those shortly), you will need a broom and dustpan, a bucket, an old toothbrush, and some rags.
Rags? That’s right! Purchase a multi-pack of washcloths at the dollar store, or cut up some of your old, worn-out t-shirts or towels to use as rags. Cloth diapers also make excellent rags that will last for a very long time once they’ve done their duty with baby.
Make Sure You Have the Right Stuff
Using just a half-dozen or so household ingredients, you can clean just about anything. The staples you will want to have on hand include baking soda, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, borax, washing soda, and liquid castile soap. Next, it’s just a matter of combining them and knowing which combination to use where!
You might want to make up a spray bottle of half white vinegar, half water. This concoction works well on mirrors, windows, fixtures, tile, and walls. Some people like to use a few drops of essential oils to make this mixture smell good, but they aren’t necessary.
For grout, washing soda and hydrogen peroxide work well. Use that old toothbrush for applying a paste made from these ingredients.
Clean the toilet by sprinkling baking soda inside the bowl, then pouring in a cup or so of undiluted vinegar. The foaming and fizzing created by this chemical reaction means that you may not even need to scrub.
How to Clean a Bathtub
It’s easy to get rid of soap scum on tiled walls with that vinegar-water solution. For gunk like globs of shampoo or shaving cream that don’t come off quickly, try a paste made from baking soda and water.
Want a sparkling clean tub with minimal effort? Put the stopper in the tub and turn the hot water on. While the tub is filling, add a squirt of Dawn liquid dish soap and a cup or so of white vinegar. Let this mixture sit until the water grows cold, or overnight.
When you have drained the tub, the dirt and grime will wipe right off with a rag — no scrubbing necessary!
Need A Little More Help?
Hope these tips have helped you learn how to clean a bathtub and the rest of your bathroom. Using non-toxic products is not only effective, but money-saving as well.
If you simply don’t have time to clean or just want to ensure that your home will look its best, let us help. Give us a call or fill out this form for a free quote!