Cleaning the bathroom can be an ugly chore. And not just the toilet part, but making sure your shower/tub stays clean and free from any moldy growth, not to mention the sink and floor! In our family, it's one of the least desired chores, and I usually end up cleaning it myself. The funny thing is, it's probably one of my favorite areas to clean. I love going into a dirty room and making it sparkle and shine! Keeping the bathroom mold and mildew free, however, often requires a little more time and effort.
Probably the most important step in keeping your bathroom free from a "mold show" is consistency. I recently discovered a natural cleaner that you spray in the shower after each use, and it helps prevent mold, as well as cleaning up any streaks or dirt. You don't even have to wipe the cleaner off; it works as you spray! In addition to this, I deep clean the entire bathroom (including the tub) once a week. This means scrubbing the counters, floors, toilet, etc. Additionally, I wash any mats or rugs, as these often gather moisture after showers or even from condensation gathering on the tub and toilet during the cold weather.
Another thing I've started doing to prevent mold and mildew from growing in the bathroom is to hang up
On the rare occasion that some mold or mildew does start growing, I usually use vinegar to clean it off. Yes, it smells a little while you're using it, but it works great to clean off the green stuff! Lemon juice works great too (and smells a little better) but it is more expensive than white vinegar.
Another new way to kill mold and mildew that I'm going to have to check out is the Tilex Mold Stain and Mildew Stain Remover! This new product also has a "Refreshing Breeze" scent, so no more dealing with choking over the vinegar smell while trying to clean up the bathroom! This is one cleaning supply I am going to have to try very soon.
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