If you are like me, your shower curtain is the last thing you think about cleaning in the bathroom. It is always there when you need it but not a high priority in your bathroom cleaning routine, but it should be. With multiple uses your curtain will become a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Most shower curtains can just be taken down and put in the washing machine to clean but this doesn’t really keep it clean. Removing those tough stains can be easier than you think! Making your own cleaners will not only remove the dirt and mildew but also keep it looking like new. With a few household items you can make your own cleaner effectively and cost effective. Here’s how to do it:
If you have a white kitchen sink you have noticed scratches, it can hold stains and it is just hard to get completely clean. If you have a double sink (which are amazing!) it is natural to have one side for the dirty dishes and one for the clean. The dirty side is always the one that looks aged and worn. You might have tried several different cleaning materials only to be disappointed in the results. This products either don’t clean well enough or are costly.
Well there is good news! You don’t have to spend a fortune to keep your beautiful white sink clean and gorgeous. All you need is lemon juice, baking soda and a scrub brush.
Unless you wash the dishes as the accumulate your dishes may sit in your sink for an hour or more before you can get to them. As they sit in your sink the runoff from them will also sit on the bottom of your sink leaving rings and stains. No worries, once you have washed your dishes spread a generous amount of baking soda on the bottom of the sink. Add the lemon juice onto the baking soda and with your scrub brush work the mixture around the sink and rinse with hot water.
If you have an older sink you might have to do this a few times to get the best results. You can also purchase products that might also help with scratches such as Bar Keepers Friend. This is a soft scrub that claims to help remove or minimize scratches as well as clean your sink.
Once you have that sink clean and shiny here are some tips to keep it that way:
- To protect the sink bottom add a rubber or plastic mat or even a basin rack. This will help prevent protect scratches and marks while protecting your dishes.
- Avoid fruit, vinegar, salad dressing, or anything acidic to linger on the bottom of a porcelain sink. The acids will cause the sink to stain and could eat into the surface.
- Never use scouring powder as this will scratch the surface, instead use the baking soda and lemon juice or a soft scrub soap.
The beauty, elegance, and durability of ceramic tile has made it a favorite flooring choice for centuries, but these are not the only reasons for its popularity. Tile is surprisingly easy to maintain, and by using simple household products, you can keep your ceramic tile floors looking like new for years. Here are great tips on how to do this: