Thursday, July 19, 2012

DIY Homemade Cleaner Recipe and Bathroom Cleaning Tools

Easy DIY homemade bathroom cleaner recipe cleans like nothing else I have ever purchased. This is my cleaner of choice! 

homemade cleaners

Raise your hand if you like to clean your bathroom? Like it or not it has to be kept clean and someone has to do it! I love having a clean bathroom and do lightly clean it daily. I only do a good deep clean once a week. There are a few things that are really important to me in the cleaning process. One is to have the right cleaning tools and the other is the right cleaning solution.

On Pinterest a few months back I saw an easy, homemade cleaning solution that I wanted to try. It is now the ONLY cleaning solution that I will use for the sink, tub and shower. We call it Baby Blue because of its color.

Baby Blue Bathroom Cleaner

Recipe:
Cleaning Vinegar (or regular white vinegar)
Blue Dawn
1 spray bottle

Directions
Pour equal ingredients of vinegar and Dawn in a spray bottle and lightly shake.
For tough areas let the mixture soak for 30 minutes and then scrub or wipe off the grime. 
For regular, on-going cleaning just spray and wipe or scrub.

Now on to the cleaning tools. Do you look at the tools in the store and wonder which ones to purchase? There are always new ones to look at and try. Just recently I was asked to participate in the Rubbermaid product blog tour with 9 other bloggers. Once you read my post check out their post, too! We are all sharing our experiences with select Rubbermaid bathroom cleaning tools. 

Extendable Scrubber- The Extendable Scrubber has a pole reach of 24-40 inches. I was impressed as to how sturdy the poll was when I extended it the full 40 inches to reach the upper corners of my shower. The poll stayed locked into place and didn't bend with pressure. I can see this as a very helpful tool, especially for people who can't get down and scrub the tub or reach high to wash down the walls. This is also handy to get behind and around the toilet without having to get your face in the bowl. The scrubber can be detached from the poll for close up jobs and has Switchable Pads.

Flexible Scrub Brush- I have NEVER used a flexible bathroom scrub brush that was actually flexible. This brush has a 3 inch flexible tip with bristles that are actually firm and bendable. The brush has a lock which lets you control how much you want the brush to bend. What a handy tool to get into those hard to reach areas and it curves with the contours of your cleaning space. I love how this brush fits in my hand. 

2-in-1 Scrubber- This is a double duty brush. I'm totally loving it. Not only can this brush use all of the Switchable Pads but it comes with its own detachable detail brush. No more taking your husbands tooth brush to get into those hard-to-reach areas. This detailed brush is perfect for small areas such as the tight crevasses of the shower track doors, around the faucets, above and below the grout, around the bottom of the toilet and all those nasty hard-to-reach areas. This brush is sturdy and has been built to last.

Switchable Pads- My bathroom, as well as yours, is full of different surfaces that need to be cleaned. With these new bathroom cleaning tools you can purchase a variety of cleaning pads. I tried the Scouring Pad, Sponge, Bristle Brush and the Disposable Pads. All but the Disposable Pads will last for a long time. They are all durable and made of high quality materials. If you ever have one of those disgusting cleaning jobs in your bathroom, use the Disposable Pads. They are meant to be used once and tossed. 

Rubbermaid designers did a great job coming up with these Bathroom Cleaning Tools. I am super impressed with the quality of material in all of the products. The tools were made to fit in the hands of a woman or a man. For some reason that thought popped into my head when I was cleaning my bathroom. So how many of you let your husband clean the bathroom? Maybe you should get these new tools and let him give them a try, too! 

I was asked to participate in this Rubbermaid Bathroom Products blog tour. I was sent 
Rubbermaid products for free. My own tasty words and opinions are used in this post.  Feel free to check my full disclosure statement tab for more information.


54 comments:

Gabby said...

I would love to have that flexible scrub brush. This would really come in handy in my bathroom and whirlpool tub. thank you!

Gabby said...

My least favorite part of cleaning the bathroom is the toilet. yucky! lol

Mandi and Shane said...

Flexible scrub brush

Mandi and Shane said...

least fav part of cleaning bathroom all of it is my least favorite!

JR911 said...

I'd love to try the Flexible Scrub Brush

JR911 said...

I HATE, HATE, HATE cleaning the shower.

eclairre said...

I'd love to try the Flexible Scrub Brush

truwinner said...

the extendable scrubber

truwinner@gmail.com

Eternal Sunshine said...

I would try the 2-in-1 Scrubber first!! And LOTS of disposable pads. I always use disposable when it comes to cleaning the bathroom - I can't bear the thought of "keeping" the germs. LOL

Eternal Sunshine said...

My least favorite part of cleaning the bathroom is getting hair out of the drains. Ick.

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I want to try the 2-in-1 Scrubber!

Eligonma said...

I would like to try the Flexible Scrub Brush. It looks perfect for bathroom corners.

Eligonma said...

The part of the bathroom that I like to clean the least is the shower walls.

AnnaZed said...

I want that Extendable Scrubber, in fact I probably won't wait for this contest - I'll just buy it. I hate (really hate) cleaning around the base of the toilet and the Swiffer doesn't fit and wouldn't clean it properly anyway. This is a product that the world needs!

BTW I am AnnaZed on GFC

The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot' since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot Core'; the Rafflecopter connects to this

email: annazed10 (at) yahoo (dot) com

I hoped over here from http://www.chubbycheeksthinks.com where I comment as AnnaZed

AnnaZed said...

I really hate trying to get behind the toilet to clean. This really does seem like a solution.

dstoutholcomb said...

flexible scrub brush

dstoutholcomb said...

behind the toilet and aroudn the bottom of it--have three boys

apple blossom said...

detail brush

apple blossom said...

shower is least fav

Kathy said...

The flexible scrub brush looks intriguing.

agatewood1 said...

the 2 in 1 brush looks nifty!

agatewood1 said...

I hate cleaning the toilets yuck!

keshakeke said...

The 2 in 1 brush sounds great!

keshakeke said...

I despise cleaning the Shower!

M.j. said...

I would like to try the extendable scrubber...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

debijackson said...

the extendable scrubber debbie jackson,
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

debijackson said...

i hate cleaning the toliet debbie jackson,
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Ola Jaggers said...

I can't wait to try the Extendable Scrubber.

Thanks for the chance to win!!

~Ola

Ola Jaggers said...

I absolutely hate cleaning the shower & the toilet!

~Ola

Gale Nelson said...

hate cleaning the tun because it hurts my back so the first I would want to try is the Flexible Scrub Brush

Elizabeth B said...

I'd love to try the 2 in 1 scrubber first!

Donna George said...

I'd like to try the 2-in-1 scrubber

Donna George said...

I hate cleaning around the back of the toilet

MamaStace said...

I'm most excited to try the flexible scrubber

Nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

MamaStace said...

My least favorite part about cleaning my bathroom has to be the toilets!!

Nathansmommy619(At)aol(dot)com

aiasma said...

The extendable scrubber!I would love to stay at a distance from whatever i'm cleaning :P

Aaiza I.

aiasma said...

My least favorite part is cleaning the inside of the toilet...its so yucky

PRDama Sellers said...

would love to know if it holds up to my clean methods...

angie

PRDama Sellers said...

would love to know if it holds up to my clean methods...

angie

Mare/TommyGirl said...

The extendable brush would be the one I want to try first mostly because I always fear I'm not cleaning as well in those hard to reach places.

katychick said...

the extendable scrubber for my cobb webs
tcogbill at live dot com

Romapr said...

I would love to try the Extendable Scrubber for my awkward shower stall. Thanks!

romapup at gmail dot com

Romapr said...

My shower stall is so annoying to clean so I'd say it is my least favorite chore. Just an awkward shape to clean.


romapup at gmail dot com

Alina Rosenberg said...

I would like to try the expendable scrubber to clean my shower. Thank you!

Alina Rosenberg said...

My least favorite thing about cleaning the bathroom in the toilet.

Jemima Puddleduck said...

Definitely the Extendable Scrubber!

Jemima Puddleduck said...

My least favorite? Anything involving a toilet bowl!

Jemima Puddleduck said...

sent from Chubby Cheeks!

latanya said...

the extendable scrubber

latanya said...

my least fave is cleaning the toilet

Honey Girl said...

I would love to win :)

mbreakfield said...

the embedded detail brush

mbreakfield said...

My least fav part is cleaning the toilet

Robert said...

Such a great idea... I've been looking for something to help with cleaning under my taps. This looks perfect :)

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