Saturday, September 14, 2019

Frugal Cleaning Series- The Bathroom

The newest "craze" is going green by cleaning your home with all-natural products. Being the cool hippie mamma I am, I am all about saving the environment and eliminating toxic chemicals. However, the cost of these products is hard to swallow when you're also a frugal mamma!

I have seen a lot of companies spring up-selling "Non-Toxic, Chemical Free" products. The price tags compared to other products on the market are not at all frugal mamma friendly. So I took to the internet and found vinegar to be the most talked-about cleaning solution. There does seem to be some disagreement as to whether it truly cleans as well as a chemical such as bleach, but I was willing to give it a try.

For the sake of this series, my family and I have intentionally left certain areas of our home to get dirty enough to see a difference. In this post, we left one side of the toilet and our shower alone for a few weeks. Needless to say, I was extremely excited to get this part out of the way, although I am quite sure the teen boys were ecstatic that I wasn't yelling at them about missing the toilet every day!

So for your viewing pleasure here are some before and after pics of our first experiment in "going green".


Before


After


Before


After


Conclusion:

Not bad if I do say so myself. The pics aren't great, but I hope it shows the big difference that vinegar, water, and a microfiber cloth from the store that starts with a Wal and ends with a Mart. My bathroom doesn't even wreak of vinegar!

Experiment with this for yourself:

1/4 cup vinegar
1 bucket of hot water
1 clean microfiber cloth 

This experiment cost about $1.50, not as cheap as a bottle of bleach at the dollar store but since I can use this in any part of my house and on dishes, and it took me less than 10 min to clean my entire bathroom, it gets a Thumbs Up on the frugal mamma scale.







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