Investing just three minutes a week in lightly maintaining your bathroom will keep all that hair, scum and mildew from building up. A great time to do it is on a weekend, right before you take a shower.
A note about vinegar: the effective, natural cleaning product. There is no need to use dangerous disinfectants, antibacterial products or cleaning products that contain chlorine in your bathroom, all of which cause negative health effects and are bad for the environment. This 3-minute bathroom maintenance guide recommends using only white vinegar and water. You can read more about the amazing natural cleaning power of vinegar here. And for $1.79 per gallon jug, white vinegar is a steal!
The following bathroom maintenance steps will only take you about three minutes:
- Clear everything off the bathroom counter.
- Sweep the dust and hair off the floor.
- Use a clean rag, a piece of toilet paper or a washcloth to wipe the hair off the counter and out of the sink.
- Spray white vinegar on all the surfaces of the toilet: the lid, frong and sides of the tank, the top and bottom of the lid, top and bottom of the seat, and inside and outside the bowl. Pour a little white vinegar into the toilet bowl.
- Wet a clean rag with warm water and wring it out well, then use it to wipe down the surfaces of the vinegary toilet. If you are squeamish about cleaning toilets, use disposable rags for this job.
- Scrub the toilet bowl with a toilet brush. Flush the toilet, then swish the brush around in the fresh water to clean it off.
- Spray the sink, counter and faucets with white vinegar. Scrub the sprayed surfaces with a scrub brush or rag.
- Spray the mirror with white vinegar. Wipe the mirror dry with a slightly used towel, then use it to dry the sink, counter, faucets, and, last of all, the floor. Then throw the well-used towel in the hamper.
- Spray the floor with white vinegar, then wipe it dry with another towel.
After the bathroom surfaces dry, the vinegar smell will disappear, leaving lovely clean air behind!
Thanks go to Organic Housekeeping by Ellen Sandbeck for these helpful tips!
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