You’re probably aware that many household cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that could be destructive to your body, despite making the bathroom look and smell better. However, a similar level of cleanliness can be achieved without using toxic chemicals. The following post will review and discuss how to naturally clean your bathroom using DIY solutions.
Even though millions of dollars are spent on fun, relatable advertising for household cleaners, the hidden ingredients in those products indicate that they should be handled with care. If the label contains the words “danger,” “warning” or “caution,” it usually means there’s a risk of harm if ingested or absorbed through the mouth, nose or skin. While perfumes may cover any harsh smells, many artificial fragrances contain phthalates, which are synthetic chemicals found in plastics. These phthalates have been labeled by the Department of Health and Human Services as “probable carcinogens.”
Natural Cleaners for the Bathroom
Knowing the dangers of common disinfectants, it may be time to switch from regular sprays and powders to more natural alternatives. You could save money on upcoming shopping trips, protect your family’s health and create a more hygienic space without incurring the risks associated with ammonia, acids or other harmful toxins. Clean specific areas of the restroom using the following tips.
When a room is commonly shared, like the bathroom, it can need some TLC sooner than other areas of the home. Damaged wall and floor tiles, old plumbing fixtures, and lack of space are all common complaints of older bathrooms. Whether you’re dealing with little problems, like outdated tiles, or you have bigger problems like limited space or damaged cabinets, below are some suggestions sure to solve the problem.
Upgrade Bathroom Fixtures
If your bathroom is otherwise intact, but you’re looking for an option to give it a more modern and up-to-date feel, an idea might be to upgrade the bathroom fixtures. This is an affordable task and can be completed on your own. You can check your local home improvement shop for the best fixtures. Suggestions might include swapping out the bathroom and bathtub fixtures along with updating the knobs on the bathroom doors and cabinets.
Unlike a kitchen where you might need to install an entire set of cabinets, your bathroom likely only has one or two cabinets that need to be replaced. Therefore, this should be a lot cheaper to invest in. Though you could browse the web to see what your options are, the best solution for finding cabinets for your bathroom would be to check out a showroom. For instance, Gilmans Kitchen & Bath, a contractor in California, has a kitchen & bath design Mountain View showroom you can visit. Then you can get a real visual on what the cabinets look like.
Just last week have I finally gotten our new house on a good cleaning schedule. It only took me 4 months. **SIGH** But I’m right on point today. Just finished cleaning a toilet, actually!
Granted, we have had quite a few changes during that time. New house, and all the unpacking fun. I quit my job to stay home with the twins. My husband switched jobs. We got hit by a hurricane. The usual, right?
Any way you look at it, I’m thrilled to finally be on a good cleaning schedule! The house stays clean and I get to keep my sanity! (Well…at least my sanity that is related to a clean house, HA!)
So when Suzanne from Better Bathrooms contacted me to share a post on cleaning toilets, at first, I won’t lie: I wrinkled up my nose. I mean, really? Ewww. But then I thought better of it. I mean, we all have toilets, right? They all need to be cleaned, correct? So why not make sure we all know how to do it RIGHT! Let’s see what her recommended procedure is!
While no-one actively enjoys cleaning the toilet, it has to be said that the more often it’s done, the easier it is as stains, mess and smells simply don’t get any chance to flourish or take hold. If you’ve just got your new toilet from Better Bathrooms and you’re wondering how to keep it clean and pristine, look no further than this step-by-step guide.