In the last few years I have been trying to simplify things around my home. I have greatly decreased the amount of time that I am away from home and am doing more and more food preparation from scratch, buying in bulk and learning how to simplify in all areas. One area that I have been learning more about how to simplify is cleaning products. Not only can today's cleaning products be unhealthy for our bodies, but they can also be costly.
Today I thought I would share how I clean the bathroom with two simple ingredients: baking soda and vinegar. I keep a spray bottle of vinegar in the bathrooms along with a jar of baking soda.
- I spray the tub with vinegar and then sprinkle baking soda around the sides. The vinegar breaks down the oils around the tub and the baking soda is abrasive, so it works to scrub off the scum. I also use the same method for the sink.
-I spray the mirrors with vinegar and wipe down with a clean, dry cloth. I use the same cloth to wipe down the vanity lights and dust the mirror frame.
-Using the same cloth that I cleaned the mirrors with I now wipe down the light switches, shelves and picture frames. I also wipe off the window and window sill.
-I spray all around and in the toilet with the vinegar and slosh it around in the bowl. Then I sprinkle a handful of baking soda around the edges of the bowl and let it sit while I clean something else. I come back in a few minutes to swish the toilet bowl brush around and that's done. I wipe down the outside of the toilet with a damp cloth starting at the top and working my way down.
-After vacuuming, I spray the floor and baseboards with the vinegar then come back in with a bucket of hot water that has a little washing soda in it. I scrub the baseboards and the floor with a cleaning rag.
Cleaning with vinegar and baking soda leaves my bathroom fresh and clean....and naturally so.