Home cleaning supplies prove to be expensive, toxic and as the packaging gets more pretty, the bottles seem to hold less and less… Unfortunately the prices don’t go down when less is offered.
Times are tight and we need bigger bang for our dollars. Here’s a solution that will save you money, effort in scrubbing and you will have shiny surfaces once again.
Daniel and I enamel painted our bathtub. We found that regular household cleaners were affecting the surface of the tub. After we had enameled the tub, we needed to find a solution to clean the tub but not wreck the new paint job.
In our research we discovered that we can make our own cleaning solution that wouldn’t be harmful to our tub, toilets, sinks and etc in the bathroom.
Scum Removing Recipe
- Mix 25% Hand Dish Soap, in this case we use Palmolive. Madge was right. ‘Softens hands while you do dishes! haha’
- Mix 25% Natural Vinegar.
- 50% Water.
How To Use
- Spray onto your tub, toilet, tiles. Sorry ladies, this scum remover is only for bathrooms. If you have other scum problems, change the locks on your house and crack open a bottle of wine!
- Let sit on the surface for about 20 – 30 minutes. You will notice there is a strong natural smell. It’s caused by the vinegar. Vinegar kills most mould, bacteria and germs. It’s environmental friendly too!
- Put on your dish mitts to scrub. The vinegar is tough on your skin. Makes my hands wrinkly at the end.
- Take a non-abrasive scrubby and wipe down the surface. The scum will be little effort to remove. You may be smiling while scrubbing your tub but I think that happens more on commercials and isn’t realistic.
- Rinse the surface and you are good to go.
Enjoy your new cleaning product. It really does work wonders and we use it all the time!
- Daily Cleaning 101 – Step 3: The Bathrooms (organisedmoms.wordpress.com)
- Cleaning Breakthrough: Dryer Sheets Can Do More Than Soften Fabric! (Find Out What It Can Clean) (dailysavings.allyou.com)
- 3 Great Tips for Using Vinegar Around the House (planitdiy.com)