Fall Cleaning: Bathroom

 

Fall Cleaning has begun around the homestead.

I like to start in the Bathroom.

Ours is very small so it seems to go quickly.

The Bathroom is the one area I am having the most difficulty going TOXIC FREE.

Takin’ it one step at a time though.

We’ll get there!

No more sponges and step stools

Washing walls isn’t a pain (as much of a pain anyway!) with my wall mop and mop head that a friend introduced me to years back.

I hated how sponges would tear on nails and crumble.

Say goodbye to climbing on step stools to reach top of walls and ceilings.

I purchased 2 mop heads with mine close to 10 years ago and they are in fantastic shape!

Although, it costs more up front, it has saved me money in the long run.

I went through many a sponge let me tell you. 🙂

Besides, I think it cleans much better and is machine washable!

De-cluttering

Here we go!

Medicine Cabinet
  • Check expiration dates. Pitch outdated items. Mark an X on bottles close to expiration.
  • Throw out any  prescription meds no longer needed.
  • Give away/throw away any OTC meds no longer needed.
  • Add: Make homemade deodorant to To-Do List.
  • Add: Make homemade toothpaste to To-Do List
Linen Closet
  • Organize sheets/pillowcases (I saw a neat trick on Pinterest~ Store sheet sets inside one pillowcase)
  • Organize bath towels/wash cloths/hand towels/beach towels.
  • Place old worn towels in rag bag in garage.
  • Be sure to stock up on cleaning supplies- Borax, Washing Soda, Kirk’s Castille Soap bars, Dr. Bronner’s Lavender Castille Soap bars, Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Castille Soap, Baking Soda, Hydrogen Peroxide, White Vinegar
  • Sort through everything stored inside. Not used within a year? Pitch it. (If you’re like me and wonder what if you just might need it~ place it in a box for a Spring Yard Sale. If you don’t use it by then, chances are you can live without it.)
  • Add: Make homemade Shampoo and Conditioner to To-Do List.
Vanity
  • Pitch old make-up.
  • Combine almost empty bottles of similar products.
  • Unused  new products can be put in the Yard Sale box in the garage.
  • Is it time for a new toothbrush?
  • Do we really need these dust collectors in here?
 Cleaning
  • Wash mirrors with ¼ cup vinegar combined with water in a spray bottle.
  • Spray and soak mildew with 50/50 solution of hydrogen peroxide and water (or vinegar/water mix).
  • Clean tub/sink with baking soda. (I use Bar Keepers Friend on sink, tub and toilet when extra cleaning power is needed.)
  • Sprinkle borax or baking soda in toilet. Let sit for awhile. (Sometimes I use Bar Keepers Friend.)
  • Use old toothbrush to scrub around faucet with baking soda or borax.
  • Wipe shelves with vinegar/water mixture.
  • Keep a spray bottle of white vinegar handy (NOT diluted) for spraying faucets, shower head, toilet handle, shower/liner daily. I let air dry.
For those of you with little ones,  I kept bath toys in a cloth mesh bag hung from the tub faucet to dry before storing in a basket in the linen closet.

 

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