Sunday, September 09, 2007

Cheapest and Best Bathroom Cleaner in the World!

So since moving in here I had yet to do the big clean on the bathroom (after the initial sanitization). Oh sure I had done a little here and a little there but didn't really get into the nitty gritty. Needless to say after 6 months it needed to be SCRUBBED! I have always subscribed to the school of thought that you need a special cleaner for every room in your house. Not really for any reason other than that they sell a different cleaner for every room in the house. Well since starting this Vegan/Organic thing I've also started thinking about all the chemicals I'm using around my house that are probably not so good to me. So I did a little google search and found this site, Clean and Green.
Holy cow if it didn't blow my house cleaning brain. I went to town yesterday with just some vinegar, baking soda, oil (for my wooden furniture). I cleaned my whole upstairs top to bottom (I'm talking scrubbing freaking baseboards) with only these things. Which didn't really suprise me till I got to the bathroom.
Our bathtub was in a sorry state. There was soap scum, the tub had stains in it that I couldn't get out with all the chemicals in my formal arsenal. So I took my vinegar and sprayed the whole thing down and let it sit. Then after awhile I put some baking soda on my scrub brush and gave it a fresh spray of vinegar and went to town. It sparkles like crazy now. Everything came off soo easy!!!!
Dude our Grandmothers had something going, no wonder why thier houses were so clean they didn't have all these crappy cleaners like we do.


Trace said...

What an interesting website.

mama k said...

I'm with ya!
I am going to use your prescribed method tomrrow. I have been using natural cleaners for awhile, but for some reason I thought it would be too much planning to "make my own"
Of course that didn't stop me from buying a bunch of pretty smelling essential oils for my cleaning mixes.

paxye said...

We went chemical free a few years ago and we have never looked back...

Our last steps were getting rid of shampoo, conditioner and most other chemical laden soaps... We have been free of those for more than a year now.

Simply Amethyst said...

Great link! I came to your blog from "Eyes of Wonder".
I love cleaning with vinegar and baking soda... It is better, and safer, but it is also so much cheaper!!