How to Properly Clean Grout With Natural Ingredients?

Is it time to deep clean the tiles in your bathroom? This means that you also have to focus on the grout because this is the part that gets dirty the easiest. Believe it or not, the most effective way to do it is to avoid commercial grout cleaners and use natural ingredients. And I don’t mean the most popular natural cleaners like baking soda and vinegar. Although they are effective in cleaning, today we will use something that’s way more effective and will make the cleaning less time-consuming.

What will we use? Oxygen bleach!

How to Properly Clean Grout With Natural Ingredients?

First, it’s time to get the oxygen bleach and dilute it with water. Follow the instructions on the package, however, usually, you should apply around 2 to 4 tablespoons of the bleach with 2 cups of water. This, however, won’t be enough for the cleaning so I recommend you grab a bucket and use around 10 cups of water.

Then spread the mixture on your tiles and grout. I like to use a sponge for this step. But make sure you put on gloves!

Once you have coated the tile and grout with our cleaner, let it sit for at least 10 minutes so it has time to work its magic and loosen up all the impurities. It will lift stains and remove dirt.

Next, grab a brush and start scrubbing the grout. You can also use an old toothbrush. Make sure to cover small areas then dry them with a cloth before the cleaner has dried and the impurities have settled again.

Of course, the last step is rinsing the tiles and grout with water. Once everything has dried, take a look and inspect whether it’s spotless – and if it’s not, you might have to repeat the cleaning once again depending on how dirty the tiles were.

How to Properly Clean Your Leather Belongings?

Leather is a very expensive material and it needs to be taken care of in order to last. Yes, leather is durable but just like anything else – you have to take certain steps to ensure it’s in great condition at all times. You must have at least one leather item whether that would be a wallet, a bag, shoes, a jacket, a sofa, chairs, etc.

Of course, cleaning leather should be done in a certain way with special ingredients and most importantly – care! This, however, does not mean that you have to spend a ton of money on detergents, conditioners, or even cleaning services. You can clean all of your leather items by yourself – but first, you need to educate yourself on how to perform this task!

How to Properly Clean Your Leather Belongings?

Here is what you are going to need – a gentle soap (you can use Castile soap), olive oil, water, and a few microfiber cloths. But before you start cleaning, I recommend you test this method on a small hidden area just in case the leather doesn’t react well to the cleaner. If everything is okay then move on to cleaning your entire sofa, jacket, shoes, or any other leather item of yours.

Dampen a cloth in water, squeeze out the excess water so it’s damp rather than soaking wet, and apply a bit of the soap you prepare.

Gently rub the leather – and if there are any stains or dirty patches, focus on those as well.

Then grab another cloth, dampen it again, and remove the soap residue. And also make sure you wipe with a paper towel to dry the leather before you continue.

And then it’s time to use the olive oil so you can condition the leather. Conditioning is very important because it protects the surface from scratches and wrinkles. Put a bit of olive oil on a cloth and buff it into the leather item. Do not use a lot, you don’t want to make the surface greasy.

How to Properly Clean Your Shower Door?

I am certain that cleaning your shower door is not on top of your to-do list and it’s one of your least favourite chores. This, however, needs to change because it’s important for the overall cleanliness of your bathroom. You take the time to clean your toilet, sink, showerhead, and other parts of your bathroom, right? So why avoid the shower door?

You may think that cleaning it will be time-consuming and exhausting, however, this is not the case. There is a simple method that I use that allows me to easily clean it without wasting time, money, or energy – and today, I will show you how I do it!

How to Properly Clean Your Shower Door?

First, prepare all of the ingredients and supplies you will need. This includes a bucket, a sponge, a toothbrush or another small brush, a towel, and white vinegar (yes, you only need vinegar for the cleaning).

Then make sure you rinse the shower door with hot water. I also recommend you leave the hot water running for a few minutes so there can be steam which will loosen up any impurities making them easy to clean.

Continue filling the bucket with hot water, add a cup of vinegar in there, dip your sponge, and start scrubbing the shower door. Cover any hard-to-reach places or stubborn stains with the toothbrush instead.

If there are any hard water stains or limescale then I recommend you go grab one lemon, cut it in half then rub one half over the stains. Let it sit for at least 2 minutes before you rinse. I love using lemon to get rid of limescale and hard water stains from my shower door, faucet, and even showerhead.

Then rinse again and make sure you dry the shower door. Don’t let it air-dry because this will create even more hard water stains, spots, and smudges on the door you just cleaned – and no one wants that!