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Recipes to Green Clean Your New Bathroom

Posted on August 16th, 2010 by

Moving into a new home is expensive. Save more money by cleaning your old bathroom, and your new one, with low-cost green cleaning techniques. Most of the ingredients in the recipes that follow are common staples in your cabinets. Here’s what you will need to green clean your bathroom before (and after) your relocation:

Baking soda                                
Borax (aka sodium borate)
Castile soap
Club soda
Hydrogen peroxide (3%)
Lemons
Water
White Vinegar
Spray Bottles
Terry-cloth rags or any other soft fabric

Toilets

Begin with your toilet. Sprinkle baking soda or borax inside the bowl and give it a few minutes to do its thing. Around 5-7 minutes later, you can start scrubbing it with a good toilet brush. Flush the dirty water when you’re done.

Showers

Showers are notorious mold and mildew havens. Use ½ of a cup of hydrogen peroxide and mix it with 1 cup of water in a spray bottle. Spray on the mold surrounding your shower stall. You can let the mixture sit without rinsing it off. For another substitution, you can do a mix of ½ a cup of white vinegar in the water. Neither one of the solutions need to be rinsed.

Mirrors

Get your mirrors sparkling by mixing club soda with a teaspoon of lemon juice. Lemons cut through grease and remove water stains that accumulate on your mirrors from brushing your teeth, fixing your hair, and all the other splashing you do in your bathroom. The added benefit is a zesty, citrusy scent from this all natural solution.

Surfaces & Cabinets

Take your pick from either baking soda or borax to act as a scouring agent on your surfaces. Scrub your surfaces clean with a rag, and add water as you see fit.

Floors

This is a good solution to use on the rest of your hardwood flooring. Use ¼ cup of castile soap, ½ cup of lemon juice, and a couple gallons of water and mix in a bucket. Scrub until you’re satisfied with the cleanliness.

See how easy prepping your green cleaners can be? And you didn’t even have to buy any harsh chemicals to get your bathroom sparkling new again. Green clean your home before you move, and enjoy continuing to save money long after your relocation is complete.

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