Today is Spring Cleaning Part 3- The Bathroom. I am assuming you are keeping up with weekly chores and we are only going to those once or twice year stuff.
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Spring Cleaning Part 3- The Bathroom Check List
Clean Jacuzzi Jets
First off, if you have a jacuzzi jet tub you will want to clean it thoroughly. Mold and mildew love the jets. I do this very simply with a tub of hot water and bleach. Run the jets for about 5 minutes, turn jets off and let sit for about 30 minutes. Empty tub. You might be amazed to see crusty mold particles. NASTY
Purge Your Bathroom Cabinets
Next, another PURGE! Oh, goody, I love to purge and I am getting really good at it. This time it is the bathroom cabinets. Again, be brutal, throw away old makeup, old beauty products, and give the inside and outside of your cabinets and drawers a good wipe down.
I was surprised how dusty the cabinets were this year.
To Toss It Or Keep It- Guide For Makeup
Cleaning Hair And Makeup Brushes
Now, lets clean those makeup and hair brushes. This is a really simple task. Do not do it together. Fill your sink with hot water and a couple of drops of Dawn Dish Washing Detergent. Let’s do hair brushes first by removing any excess hair. Let the hair brushes soak for about 30 minutes to an hour to let the Dawn dissolve all that grime. Then simply rinse off and dry.
Most experts say you should clean your makeup brushes several times a month if not weekly. That isn’t happening so I do make it a habit to clean them periodically. If you have nice expensive brushes you want to avoid getting the handle wet. My brushes are pretty cheap so I give them a good soak in Dawn, rinse and lay flat to dry. Dawn is great for getting rid of excess foundation or oily residue.
Clean Shower, Sink and Drain
Guess what ladies, with menopause we have a problem with hair loss and that means… clogged drains. I have the BEST tool to solve the problem of clogged drains (can’t help hair loss). This little tool is a lifesaver or should I say, drain saver.
To clean out shower or drain, first, use the Zip-It Tool to remove unwanted hair. Then pour a generous amount of baking soda and add white vinegar on top and let it do its work. Give it about 20 minutes and then flush drain with HOT water. Due to the chemicals in our local water, I do this for my sinks and drains about once a month to keep them from clogging up. EASY!
Video On Using The Zip-It Drain Cleaning Tool
Bleaching Your Toilets
The next area that will need a good Spring Cleaning is your toilet. Give the inside a good cleaning, spray bleach up along the inside rim, then add bleach to the bowl and let it sit. Lift the lid to the water tank, YUCK. Clean any visible mold and mildew on the inside of your water tank with bleach and add about a cup of bleach inside the tank area and let it sit. Flush after about 30 minutes, PRESTO, clean and fresh. Use the time to wipe underneath the toilet for dust and grime. If your rugs are looking a little shabby, now is a great time to wash thoroughly or throw away and add new ones.
Spring Cleaning The Bathroom- Little Extras
Because everything seems extra dusty, I decided my little extras in the bathroom include the light fixtures, windows, and baseboards. I also gave my shower head a little TLC. Our water is quite calcified so the shower holes get clogged easily. Using white vinegar, a large baggie, a rubber band, and an old toothbrush you can fix it right up.
How To Clean Your Shower Head
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