Friday, June 24, 2011

How to Green Clean Your Toilet

Moving out is very hard and difficult task, that takes a lot of time and efforts. You spend valuable time and money on buying all those commercial chemical-based cleaning solutions that pollute the air in your home, and are harmful for you and your family. One of the hardest rooms to clean is the toilet. Fortunately, now there is a healthy and cheap way to clean it, without using all those products that contain toxins. There are home-made alternatives to them, that you can prepare from house-hold ingredients.

Here are some useful recipes that you can take advantage of during the end of tenancy cleaning.

  1. To clean the bowl you need to pour in a couple of cups of white vinegar and let it sit overnight. All you need to the in the morning is to scrub a little with the toilet brush and then flush. The acetic acid that is contained in the vinegar kills bacteria, viruses, germs and mold, and also dissolves mineral deposits.
  2. Combine lemon juice and borax and make a paste. Wet the toilet, by flushing it and then rub the paste unto the toilet bowl ring. Let it sit for several hours. Scrub again and flush. You need to make sure that the paste is not runny, but thin.
  3. The next possible cleaning options is to sprinkle backing soda into the bowl then spray with vinegar. Let it sit for some minutes and flush.
  4. First you need to flush the toilet to make it wet. The next step is to sprinkle one cup of borax all over the toilet bowl and the you need to spray with white vinegar, no more than a half cup. Let the solutions sit for several hours or even overnight if possible. In the morning you need to scrub with the toilet brush and then flush thoroughly.

With these few all-purpose recipes you can clean almost everything in your home, while saving money. End of tenancy cleaning is tough but with the right supplies you can both enjoy it and save the environment.


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