Cleaning the Bathroom
(Could my titles get any more exciting? I think not.)
First of all, let me say that I may have underestimated the difficulty of the shopping portion of being able to clean. This was due, mostly, to the fact that I am living and shopping in a completely new place.
I decided to go to the nearest Fred Meyer to find the items on my list because back home Freddie’s has a good “natural” selection. The Fred Meyer near my apartment however, is laid out completely differently, and doesn’t even have groceries. That meant no vinegar or baking soda that I could find.
That said, I was able to procure almost everything on my list. It just took an extra stop. Don’t worry though. I rewarded myself with a little chocolate.
Back home I dove into the cleaning process, determined to get my bathroom whipped into shape. After surfing the web, I came across a couple “recipes” to try from Re-Nest that I liked.
The first was a tub and tile scrub that used 1 2/3 c baking soda, 1/2 vegetable oil-based liquid soap, 1/2 c water, 2 tbsp vinegar. I used Dr. Bronner’s in Eucalyptus.
Let me just say that the bucket I used for my mixture was way too big. Lesson learned on that one.
The mix worked wonderfully. There were some marks in the basin of my shower that I had been unable to remove with Scrubbing Bubbles previously, and this mixture made it look much better. And the scum on my shower doors disappeared.
I also used a combination of 1/4 c baking soda and 1 c vinegar for the toilet. I let the mixture sit 15 minutes or so, scrubbed out the bowl, and flushed it down. It was super easy and worked great.
I should mention that I did really measure all my materials. Just like when I cook, I eyeballed it. As everything came out clean, I think I did alright.