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I can’t even begin to tell you how many bathroom products I’ve tried over the years.
I loathe cleaning the bathroom (*shudder*), so I need easy solutions that get me in and out as soon as possible—AKA do what the marketing label promises me it will do. Which apparently, is very hard to find! I’m consistently disappointed in the options that line our store shelves.
Well, I shouldn’t say ALL of them.
In my internet search for a better option, I came across multiple bloggers sharing a Dawn dish soap and white vinegar mix. Dish soap? AND white vinegar? Surely it couldn’t be that easy.
Turns out, it was that easy. And costs pennies. And is now the only bathroom cleaner I’ll ever use!
This miracle formula powers through soap scum instantly, and leaves you with a sparkling tub that looks like HGTV stopped by and worked their magic. I also use it on the floor, sink, and toilet, for a gleaming bathroom that looks like I spent hours scrubbing, but totally didn’t!
- 1 cup Dawn dish soap (don’t skimp on the brand—this makes all the difference!)
- 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
- Clean spray bottle (if you use the glass ones from Grove, you’ll need to scale down your measurements)
- Cute label (optional, but fun!
Step 1: Heat vinegar in the microwave until it’s very hot, then pour into a spray bottle. This helps the vinegar mix with the dish soap.
Step 2: Pour dish soap into a spray bottle and shake well to combine.
Step 3: Add a label! I used this label maker paired with a clear tape cartridge to print out my label, and adhered it to a strip of washi tape. Then I covered both with a layer of packaging tape so the label is protected and doesn’t fall off.
How to use it:
My favorite place to use this cleaner is in the shower, but bathroom floors, toilets, and sink areas are perfect surfaces to tackle while you’re at it.
Just spray the area you want to clean, and wipe away with a damp microfiber cloth, sponge, or paper towel. If you’re using this in the shower, I recommend using a scrub brush to work the product into the tile, then rinse the area afterwards.
Note: This stuff smells pretty strong at first, but the vinegar smell dissipates quickly.
If you haven’t tried this homemade cleaner yet, do it sooner rather than later. I can’t say I LOVE cleaning the bathroom now, (although cleaning does have it’s benefits), but the task is so much easier without struggling and scrubbing like I used to!
Have you tried this bathroom cleaner?
Share your thoughts about it in the comments below. Did it change your life, or at least make your cleaning routine easier?
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