While I'm not a particularly tidy person, I love me a clean bathroom! Whenever my boyfriend or I start using a new toothbrush, I know exactly what my plans are for the old one.
Deep. Clean. The. Grout.
I'm not sure how often grout is supposed to be deep cleaned, but only two corners get visibly dirty and they seem to stay clean enough if I do it every time one of us replaces a toothbrush.
These are the two gross corners. Interestingly, the rest of grout remains remarkably white That being said.... these corners have been looking quite ahem... NASTY as of late. Case in point:
Oh the horror...
Baking soda and lemon (and the ol' toothbrush) to the rescue!
If you've never used baking soda and lemon/vinegar to clean before, pleeeease try it. You'll be amazed!
Here's how I did it:
- 1/8 cup of baking soda
- 1 lemon (cut in half)
- 1 old toothbrush
- Dip the toothbrush in the baking soda
- Rub the lemon half on the wall so it gets wet with lemon juice
- Scrub away with the baking soda-covered toothbrush in the areas you just wet with the lemon juice.
You'll see a nice fizzy action going on! The baking soda is abrasive so it really gets the dirt out and lemon leaves a very nice scent. Above all, you don't have to worry about any of this:
I kid you not, a few years ago my mom nearly passed out when she accidentally made mustard gas while cleaning the bathroom by mixing ammonia and bleach. Harsh cleaners just aren't worth the risk when products around the house do an amazing job. Lemon and baking soda also works very well at getting the bathroom fixtures all shiny!