Best Bathroom Cleaning Tip Ever!
While I've tried other combinations, most homemade cleaning solutions have been cumbersome (lots of measuring), tricky (baking soda and vinegar in the same spray bottle? uh, no), or called for ingredients that required more than just grabbing a bottle off the grocery store shelf. This solution really does work well to clean our tub, shower, and fixtures and likely it will work for you.
A Spray Bottle and Two Ingredients You Probably Already Have
To try it in your bathtub, you'll need a bottle of blue Dawn dish soap (any variety as long as it's blue Dawn), a bottle of ordinary white vinegar, and an empty spray bottle (see my tip on choosing a bottle below).
Combine the Dawn and the vinegar in the empty spray bottle using 1 cup of Dawn and 3 cups of vinegar (enough to fill a 32-ounce bottle) or 1/2 cup (4 ounces) of Dawn and 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) vinegar (to fill a 16-ounce bottle). Replace the spray top, shake gently to combine the ingredients, then spray the walls, floor, fixtures, and even the shower door track with the cleaner. Let the cleaner soak off the grime then run the shower or use a sprayer to rinse the surfaces.
If the tub is especially dirty, let the surfaces soak for a half-hour or more before rinsing. If the surfaces are super-grimy you might need to wipe things down with a sponge. But for maintenance and everyday cleaning, I just spray things down a few minutes before getting in the shower then let the cleaner work as I shower, making sure I've rinsed it all down before I get out. Caution: Be careful as the floor may be slippery!
Really, that's all there is to it to keeping your tub or shower nice and clean. The solution is inexpensive and the ingredients are readily available, easy to pick up while you're doing your grocery shopping. Add this simple spray-down to your daily or weekly chore list to help cut down on the time you spend on housework.
heavy-duty bottle. Expect to pay about $3 which isn't much more than you'll pay for the el-cheapo ones in the household cleaner department.
*Disclaimer and Cautions: Always use cleaning materials in a well-ventilated area. This homemade cleaner works beautifully and safely for me, but your mileage may vary. While vinegar and dish soap are generally safe on most surfaces, always test cleaning solutions in an inconspicious spot or check with the manufacturer of your tub, shower, or fixtures before use.