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BATHROOM CLEANERS

Toilet Bowl Cleaners:
  • Baking Soda and Vinegar: Sprinkle baking soda into the bowl, then squirt
    with vinegar and scour with a toilet brush. Cleans and deodorizes.
  • Borax and Lemon Juice. For removing a stubborn stain, like toilet bowlring, mix enough borax and lemon juice into a paste cover the ring. Flush toilet to wet the sides, then rub on paste. Let sit for 2 hours and scrub thoroughly. For less stubborn toilet bowl rings, sprinkle baking soda around the rim and scrub with a toilet brush.
  • 1 cup borax, 1/2 cup white vinegar. Flush to wet the sides of the bowl. Sprinkle the borax around the toilet bowl, then spray with vinegar. Leave for several hours or overnight before scrubbing with a toilet brush.
  • Denture tablets are an excellent substitute for toilet cleaner. Drop two tablets into the bowl and clean as you would with toilet cleaner.
  • Liquid castile soap and baking soda or Borax, scrub with a toilet brush.

Drain Cleaner:
For slow drains, use this drain cleaner once a week to keep drains fresh and clog-free.
1/2 cup baking soda
1 cup white vinegar
1 gallon boiling water
1/2 a used lemon
Pour baking soda down drain/disposal, followed by vinegar. Allow the mixture to foam for several minutes before flushing the drain with boiling water.

Tub And Tile Cleaners:

  • Baking Soda Sprinkle baking soda like you would scouring powder. Rub with a damp sponge. Rinse thoroughly.
  • Vinegar and Baking Soda To remove film buildup on bathtubs, apply vinegar full-strength to a sponge and wipe. Next, use baking soda as you would scouring powder. Rub with a damp sponge and rinse thoroughly with clean water.
  • Vinegar Vinegar removes most dirt without scrubbing and doesn't leave a film. Use 1/4 cup (or more) vinegar to 1 gallon water.
  • Baking Soda To clean grout, put 3 cups baking soda into a medium-sized 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 pastewhen finished.
  • Lemon and Borax Rub the area to be cleaned with half a lemon dipped in borax. Rinse well and dry with soft cloth.
  • Porcelain Cleaner:
    Cream of Tartar
    To clean porcelain surfaces, rub with cream of tartar sprinkled on a damp cloth.

Plumbing Fixtures:

  • To clean stainless steel, chrome, fiberglass, ceramic, porcelain or enamel fixtures, dissolve 2 tbsp baking soda in 1 qt of water. Wipe on fixtures then rinse.
  • Vinegar and Paper Towels Hard lime deposits around faucets can be softened for
    easy removal by covering the deposits with vinegar-soaked paper towels or cleaning cloths. Leave the paper towels on for about one hour before cleaning. Leaves chrome clean and shiny.
Shower Heads:
  • Metal Shower Heads
    To remove deposits which may be clogging your metal shower head, combine 1/2 cup white vinegar and one quart water. Then completely submerge the shower head and boil 15 minutes.
  • Plastic Shower Heads:
    Combine 1 pint white vinegar and 1 pint hot water. Completely submerge the shower head and soak for about one hour.

    Rust Stain and Hard Water Deposit Remover:
    Apply full-strength vinegar or lemon juice and let stand until spot disappears, rinse.
    Repeat if necessary.
    Cut an onion in half and rub rust with the raw cut onion. Recut onion as needed to expose clean flesh.

    Mildew Remover:
    Dissolve half-cup vinegar with half-cup borax in warm water.

    Lime Deposits:
    White Vinegar
    Spray with white vinegar, leave sit for a while, rinse thoroughly

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