The sink and vanity may actually get more use than the shower or tub, which means, they need deeper and maybe even more frequent cleaning. But just like the shower, toilet and tub, we should try to find how to use green cleaning methods and make your own green cleaning products to make it safer for your home as well as the environment.
You can actually use the some of the methods that we discussed earlier for cleaning the shower and tub, just don’t use as strong of a scrubbing motion. You can actually mix the same ingredients in a different proportion in spray bottle. We have found that the following recipe to be great for keeping on hand for cleaning the sink and vanity:
- 2 cups of baking soda
- 1/2 cup dish soap (all-natural)
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup vinegar
Combine these items and use the mixture to cut that grime and soap scum that build up in the sink and on the vanity. To clean you chrome fixtures, toothpaste is wonderful and right there on hand. To clean the mirror and get streak-free results, a clean cloth that is lint-free with nothing more than warm water will do the trick. And if you have those toothpaste splatters on the mirror, then mix even parts water with white vinegar into a spray bottle and spray away.
No matter how good of a bathroom mat you and how often you wash it, they will still get grimy quickly. To get you bathroom floor clean, don’t leave damp bath mats on the floor. Hang them up after every bath or shower and let it dry. Sprinkling baking soda on the bathroom rug will keep it smelling fresh. Sprinkle. Sit. Vacuum. Done! Got tile floor? A half cup of baking soda mixed with warm water in a bucket is a green clean solution to mop with! Want a little scent to the room? Add a little lemon juice.
By using products that are earth friendly, you’ll not only get a green clean, sparkling bathroom, but you’ll be helping the environment and keeping your family safe from toxic products too. Check all you faucets and shower heads to make sure none are leaking and if they are, replace them. This will save water and save you money.