Clean Your Mirrors Quickly and Naturally

I know you probably use Windex or another brand of glass cleaner to clean your mirrors, but I have a much better solution for you that is chemical free!

Right now, we are all loving the chemical-free options to clean our homes, so here’s another one to add to your list.

Clean Your Mirrors Quickly and Naturally

Clean Your Mirrors Quickly and Naturally

When you’re ready to clean your mirrors, pull out your trusty vinegar and a spray bottle. Fill the spray bottle halfway with vinegar and the rest with water. Give it a good shake and you’re ready to go to town. I have found that using microfiber cloths are a great option for getting a streak-free shine.

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If you have anything sticky on your mirror, spritz it with the vinegar spray first and use one side of the cloth to wipe it away. Once all of the sticky stuff is gone, spray the entire mirror, flip your cloth over, and wipe from side to side. Make sure you start at the top and move down the mirror as you go.

When you’re done, step to the side of the mirror to see if you’ve missed a spot and just use your cloth to touch it up.

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There you have it! Your mirrors should now be shining and free of any streaks! 🙂

Let me know in the comments if you currently use this method to clean your mirrors, or if you’re cleaning them another way.

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The Best Way to Keep Germs Out of the Bathroom

Ok, so we know that germs are inevitable in the bathroom, but there is a way to control the number of germs that gather there. Here are 10 quick tips to keep germs out of the bathroom.

Keep Germs out of the Bathroom

Keep Germs out of the Bathroom

  1.  Wash your shower curtains and liners in the washing machine. Add a couple of old towels so there’s some friction to remove any dirt or mildew.
  2. When cleaning the tub, spray with cleaner and let it sit for about 15 minutes before scrubbing. By allowing the cleaner to sit for a few minutes, it has more time to attack germs.
  3. Dip a toothbrush in bleach and clean grout that may have mildew. Always open a window when cleaning with bleach.
  4. Pour baking soda in the toilet, let it sit for about 10 minutes, then swish with the brush.
  5. When you are done with the brush, hang it between the rim and seat and spray with bleach to remove any germs. You can also pour a little cleaner in the brush holder to make sure mildew doesn’t grow on the brush.
  6. Close the lid when you flush.
  7. Store toothbrushes in your medicine cabinet or in a drawer so germs floating around from flushing don’t land on your toothbrush.
  8. Pour baking soda and vinegar down the drain and then run hot water to flush it down.
  9. Use disinfectant wipes to clean faucet handles, light switches and doorknobs.
  10. Wash hand towels in hot water with bleach and replace every couple of days.

These 10 quick tips to keep germs out of the bathroom can easily be completed when you perform your weekly or monthly cleaning routine.

If you’re able to stay on top of things, your bathroom will definitely have less germs, which will mean a healthier family! 🙂

What tips do you have for keeping germs out of the bathroom?

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The Best Way to Freshen Towels in the Laundry

Do you sometimes notice a musty odor on your towels? It’s not your imagination.  This happens because there is a build up of detergent and fabric softener on the towels.

When detergent and fabric softener build up on the towels, it reduces its absorbency, and the towels become stiff. They also turn smelly when wet.

The Best Way to Freshen Towels in the Laundry

The Best Way to Freshen Towels in the Laundry

Here is the best way to freshen towels in the laundry:

  • Wash the towels in hot water and add 1/2-1 cup of distilled white vinegar to the water-no detergent.
  • Wash the towels a second time in hot water and add 1/2-1 cup of baking soda-no detergent.
  • Dry them with dryer balls or 1/2 dryer sheet to avoid static cling.
  • The next time you wash the towels, add 1/2 cup of vinegar in the fabric softener dispenser, and add detergent to the water as usual.

These steps will remove the build-up of detergent and fabric softener, and will make the towels soft and fluffy like they were when you purchased them!

Give it a try and let me know if this tip works for you!

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