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DIY: Ideas for Homemade Bathroom Cleaner

14 August 2009 No Comment

If you don’t want to shell out the extra cash for bathroom cleaner, here are some great DIY-Homemade alternatives that work just as well.


Baking Soda/Vinegar Based Drain Cleaner

Pour 1 cup of baking soda down your drains, followed by a 1/2 cup of vinegar. Cover the drain and let it sit for 15-30 minutes.  After, uncover drain and pour 2 quarts of boiling water down. You can pour more boiling water down after a minute or two, then run cold water for 2-3 minutes.

If all else fails, you can try leaving the vinegar and baking soda mixture in overnight, and pour the boiling water in over the morning, it may save you the hassle of having to call a plumber.

Chlorine Based Tile/Grout Cleaner

Before putting this mixture into a bottle, you’ll want to make it’s been thoroughly cleaned. Here are two great mixtures I found:

Tile Cleaner

  • 1 Part Chlorine Bleach
  • 1 Part Water
  • 1 Quart Spray Bottle
  • Rubber Gloves

Whenever working with bleach, you need to make sure you’re always in a well ventilated area.
Just add all of these into your bottle, spray on the tile and use a pair of gloves and a sponge to wipe it off.

Grout Cleaner

  • 3/4 Cup of Chlorine Bleach
  • 3 Cups of Water
  • 1 Quart Spray Bottle
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Tooth Brush

Once again, mix this into the 1 quart bottle, spray, and scrub the grout with the toothbrush while wearing gloves. If the grout is especially dirty, you can spray on liberally and let it stand for 10 minutes, then scrub.  Grout is a little harder to clean, but with some persitence and this mixture, the stains should come right out.

Take care of your tile with sealant.

One of the best tips for keeping your grout and tile clean is to take preventative measures by using a store bought sealant. I’ve looked into some home made sealants, but have heard warnings about them darkening your grout, so I won’t post any here. The best option is to find out what sealant is best suited for your tile/grout and use that.

Baking Soda/Vinegar Based Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Mix :

  • 1/4 Cup of Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup of Vinegar

Next, pour this into the toilet, let it set for about 3-5 minutes, then scrub with a brush and rinse. This is not only good for your septic system but also good for the environment.

Daily Shower Spray

Makes 1/2 Gallon (this will also work as an all purpose bathroom cleaner for use on the outsides of toilets and sink)

Use an empty 1/2 Gallon container to mix the solution in:

  • 1/2 Cup of Baking Soda
  • 1 Quart of hot water
  • 1 Quart of cold water
  • 1/2 Cup of white vinegar

Mix or shake in ingredients, and load into a spray bottle. Clean shower with solution daily.

Let us know about any of your amazing bathroom concoctions that you use to help keep your bathroom nice and clean.

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