CAT | Bathrooms
Washing machines need washing, too! You will not wonder why if you imagine all the grime and dirt that cycles through your washer on a daily basis. It would be good to clean your washing machine two or three times per year. If you want to clean away bacteria, mineral deposits or soap scum from the wash basket, use the vinegar and bleach. If you live in a hard water area such cleaning procedure should be done every three months.
So, let’s start the cleaning process. First, fill the washer with hot water. Then, add 1 quart of chlorine bleach and let the washer work for few minutes. After that let it sit for an hour. After one hour, run the washer through the longest spin and wash cycle. Right after that fill the washing machine with hot water and add 1 quart distilled white vinegar. Let work for a minute, and sit for one hour again.
While it is soaking, dip a sponge in the vinegar water and clean the lid, the knobs, and the exterior of your washing machine. Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down your washer. Buff the exterior.
If your machine has built-in dispensers, clean them too. If you can’t remove the dispensers from the washer, warm 1 cup of vinegar in the microwave. Pour it into the dispenser. To loosen any build up allow to sit it for a while. After an hour, run the longest spin and wash cycle again. Now your washing machine should just shine!
As you realize that a clean bathroom is very important for the health of your family, you should strive to keep it clean and sanitized.
Bathroom is one of the least fun places to clean. Sometimes people clean their bathrooms in such way that they just spread the germs and bacteria around and don’t clean the essential areas at all.
Things you will need to use during the cleaning: rubber gloves, hand towels, disinfectant cleaner, shower cleaner, window cleaner, broom, mop, toilet bowl brush. Of course, you may choose to use environmentally friendly cleaning products to clean your bathroom. Then, you will need vinegar, baking soda or lemon juice. It’s up to you to choose what cleaning solutions to use.
First of all, take everything off the bathroom and sweep. Be sure to sweep all corners of the bathroom, and don’t miss the area behind the toilet either. Then, take everything out of the shower and spray it down with the shower spray. Let it soak.
Now you’re going to clean your toilet. Put on the rubber gloves. Pour the toilet bowl cleaner around the rim of your toilet. Take the toilet bowl brush and scrub inside of the toilet. After using toilet bowl brush, rinse it under the hot water.
Take disinfectant and a rag and spray down the top of the toilet and the lid. Then, wipe down. Open the lid and spray down the rim of the toilet, all sides of the toilet and around the bottom. Then, wipe down. At the end, flush the toilet! Don’t forget to scrub or wipe down the inside and outside edges of the toilet seat.
Now it’s time to clean your mirror. Mirrors definitely add beauty to your bathroom, but they get dirty very quickly. When this happens your mirrors can be a real eye sore. To avoid this clean them regularly. Take the window cleaner and a rag and clean the mirror. Be careful: keep your commercial cleaning solution from getting to the bottom edge of the mirror as this can cause damage to the backing.
Now it’s time to clean the sink and counter. Take your disinfectant cleaner and spray down the counter and sink. Clean them using the rag. If you have soap scum stains in your sink fill the sink with bleach and hot water and let sit.
Then, wipe down the door handle. If you decide to deep-clean your bathroom, you should clean the windows and wash curtains as well.
Now take a new rag and wipe down the shower. Once your shower is cleaned, put everything back into place. And don’t forget to wipe down the shower walls when cleaning the bathroom. The last thing you need to do is to mop the floor. You can empty the trash can while waiting for the floor to dry. Once your floor is dry, put everything back into place. Now your bathroom is sparkly clean!