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They were chatting about this at work. There only 10 employees in our building and we celebrate Pizza Fridays. We all hang out and eat pizza and waste company time. It’s fun. We were talking about ways to save money, the normal conversations. And a lady I work with started talking about the natural homemade products she uses in her house. The discussion went to bathrooms. “Do you really want to clean your bathroom using something homemade?” There are thousands of products that do this job for you. You trust them and they have worked fine so far, but it was the price tag that got my attention. She can clean her bathroom for less than $20 a year. “Um, what? It’s not possible. Are you just using water or what?”


“Or what.” That’s the answer. She had the whole process on her phone. She hit print and now we all had this list. If even half of this works, it’s amazing. Funny thing is. It all does. I figured why not, I have to go to the store anyway; might as well take the gamble.

The List Of Items Needed:

Distilled White Vinegar. I never heard of it, but it’s inexpensive. Look in the baking aisle.

Baking Soda. I had a box of Arm and Hammer in my fridge, but I got a new box anyway.

Toilet Brush. I have one, but it was on the list.

Scour Sponge. One side is a sponge, the other is a rougher, more abrasive sponge.

Toothbrush. I was able to get a pack of 2 for 1.49.

TOTAL COST:  $ 7.21 A price I am very happy with. Time to try…


Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Fiberglass Tub and Shower

  • Make a paste of baking soda and water.
  • Wet the surface of the tub or shower stall; gently rub with the paste on a sponge or soft nylon brush.
  • Rinse thoroughly. Never use an abrasive cleaner (such as common scouring powder), any abrasive scouring pad, steel wool, or a scraper.

Cleaning Bathroom Tile and Tubs

  • Sprinkle baking soda in place of scouring powder in your tub or on the tiles. Rub with a damp sponge. Rinse Thoroughly.
  • To remove film buildup on bathtubs, apply full-strength vinegar to a sponge and wipe the area. Next, use baking soda as you would scouring powder. Rub with a damp sponge and rinse thoroughly.
  • Vinegar removes most dirt without scrubbing and doesn’t leave a film. Use ¼ cup (or more) vinegar to 1 gallon water.
  • To clean grout, put 3 cups baking soda into a medium-size bowl and add 1 cup warm water. Mix into a smooth paste and scrub into grout with a sponge or toothbrush. Rinse thoroughly and dispose of leftover paste when finished.

It worked out great for, and I hope it does for you. If this doesn’t seem like it is something you want to do yourself, but you still want to be “eco-friendly” you can always get in touch cleaning service. There are companies throughout the country that specialize in green cleaning. Our family actually used an awesome local Ann Arbor house cleaning service by the name of Maids in a minute.