How A Small Box of Baking Soda Will Clean Your Bathroom For Less Than A Dollar
When you shop for bathroom cleaning products at your local grocery store, you're sure to have many choices available. They're very attractive with bright colors, fancy labels, and EXPENSIVE. The price range for these items is usually between two and four dollars. Undoubtedly, they will get the job done. There's a product over on the aisle where flour and baking products are sold. It will be just as effective as the big boys and you'll save a dime or two. Baking soda will clean your bathroom just as well as the leading brands for much less. A regular 16 ounce size box will cost less than a dollar.
What is Baking Soda and WHAT'S so great about it?
It's chemical name is sodium bicarbonate. It is in powder form. Baking soda has been in existence since the 1800s. There are many uses for this product. From carpet deodorizing, stain removing, upset stomach relief, and teeth whitening the uses are endless. Today we'll focus on how it can clean your entire bathroom. That's right, your sink, floors, tile, tub, shower walls, and toilet can all be cleaned thoroughly. All you need is baking soda, a sponge or cloth, and a little elbow grease.
The bathroom is a place that's unavoidable. No matter where you venture to in public, you'll find a restroom. At home it's the same way. We all visit there when nature calls. When guests are visiting, eventually they will journey there. The key is making it comfortable and keeping it clean.
Let's Get Started!!
The good old bathroom sink. This is where hand washing, the brushing of teeth, and other hygiene takes place. Over time dirt, toothpaste stains, and soap scum will build up. Pretty isn't it? Don't worry, this is where power of baking soda comes into full effect.
First, I recommend wetting the sink and counter top. Then, liberally sprinkle baking soda all over both surfaces. Apply it to the faucet as well. It should resemble a paste. Wait about three to five minutes as the baking soda sets into the stains. After waiting scrub, scrub, and scrub some more.
Now that you've scrubbed your heart out, go ahead and rinse. Now dry the sink, faucet, and counter top surface. The sink, faucet and counter top should all be sparkling. Baking soda is not abrasive and cleans scratch free. Look at that sink! It's as good as new. Go ahead, take a bow.
On to the Floor
The sink is a thing of beauty, now it's time to clean the floor. I hear some of you moaning and groaning away. The poor floor, it just gets walked all over all day. Baking soda will remove all stains, scuff marks, and clean the grout if you have ceramic tile.
The steps are exactly the same is the sink. Wet the floor. Second apply baking soda over the stains and in the grout. Let stand for a few minutes. Now scrub and a beautiful floor awaits.
After rinsing and drying your floor, you will be pleased with the results. All stains will be gone and the grout will be noticeably lighter and cleaner. Yes, a mop is quicker but baking soda will bring out a more detailed finish.
Scrub the Tub
Great! We've cleaned the sink and the floors. Now on to the dreaded bathtub. I'll be honest. Cleaning the tub is not fun. It is the essence of a chore, but it must be done. We've all saw what goes down the drain after a bath or shower. It's a magnet for dirt, soap scum, and grime. Put that Comet down and pick up some baking soda.
If your tub is as dirty as the one pictured, then you're in for a workout. Once again wet the tub. Don't hold back in sprinkling the baking soda. Try to cover the whole surface and the top of the tub as well. The good thing about baking soda as compared to other cleansers is that it's safe. It's not toxic and if you inhale some it's okay. After you've sprinkled the baking soda wait and then scrub until a thick paste develops.
All the baking soda and grime should be a paste. Rinse the tub. You may have to rinse twice. Once you are done, your tub will be sparkling clean. All of the goo and grime will be gone. Congratulations, we've cleaned our bathroom with one box of baking soda.
You may be wondering why I didn't mention the toilet. By all means baking soda will clean your toilet just as it did the other three examples. I recommend bleach for the toilet. Due to all that goes in and around the toilet, bleach is best for disinfecting purposes. Baking soda is a wonderful surface cleaning agent for the toilet.
Baking soda is a time tested and proven winner as a household staple. You simply don't need all the name brand cleansers you see advertised on television. They're filled with chemicals that can be harmful if inhaled. While I don't suggest eating baking soda, if you did, you wouldn't need immediate medical attention. If you haven't yet, try baking soda to clean and freshen all of your home. It'll be the best less than one dollar investment you'll ever make.