Bathroom refresh series 2 – Bathroom cleaning hacks without bleach

I will share my secret bathroom cleaning hack with you! How to clean without bleach!

After the first coat of white paint in my bathroom, I realized that the color stuck out like a sore thumb. You see, all of the other elements in my bathroom are a light tan. I didn’t notice this until the first coat of white paint was up and the contrast was very obvious. Sometimes you can follow all the steps on your design plan and it doesn’t work out. There just isn’t money in the budget to change the light beige toilet, shower surround, and tub to new whites ones so… instead I’m going to repaint the bathroom walls. The walls were a dark beige color before I painted them a bright white. My plan now is to mix white paint with a light tan paint I have and mix it until it’s a creamy neutral with a hint of tan to it. That way it doesn’t clash with the other tan elements in the bathroom.  Now that brings me to another problem I have in this bathroom. I don’t have an exhaust fan and mold can grow easily on the ceiling. I need to deep clean this bathroom before I paint over my ceiling – but I’m not a fan of using bleach. It can be tough to fight mold and other bathroom germs without it. But I’ve rounded up some cleaning hacks that don’t require bleach that will leave your bathroom sparkling!

Hack 1  – Baking soda

Baking soda in orange box.

Baking soda is an excellent cleaning agent. It can create an awesome paste that will cut through mold, mildew, and tub grime. If you mix it with equal parts peroxide and let the paste sit in your tube it will wipe away shiny and clean after just a few minutes.

Hack 2 – Vinegar

Gallon size white vinegar.

Vinegar is great for disinfecting as well.  I like to Mix 1 cup white vinegar and ½ cup lemon juice in a spray bottle and spray it all over my tub. Let it sit for 10 minutes, then sprinkle baking soda on top. Let it sit for another 10 minutes and wipe it clean. Seriously, your tub will sparkle! You can also pour a half cup of vinegar into your toilet and let it sit for about 20 minutes. It for sure cleans the bowl without needing a toilet brush. Just flush it down and your toilet will be sparkly and clean! Vinegar also works great to mop those bathroom floors! Just add a  ½ cup of white distilled vinegar to a half-gallon of warm water.

Hack 3 – Castile soap

Gallon size Castile soap.

Ok- This is probably my favorite hack because it doesn’t necessarily pertain to just bathroom cleaning. I literally use Castile soap for everything! Castile Soap comes concentrated so you have to dilute it. Just a couple tablespoons of Castile soap in a spray bottle of water makes a perfect disinfecting spay! Want even more cleaning power? Use this spray to get rid of tub mildew and then sprinkle on baking soda and let sit. Seriously, the mildew wipes away!

Did you miss my inspo board for my bathroom refresh? Check it out here , the first post in this series!

Thanks so much for reading along – Leave some love below if you also like to clean with safer cleaning supplies and drop a comment with your favorite cleaning hacks!

Much love,

Korilyn at the farmhouse life

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  3. HomesCute says:

    Hey Kori,

    Nice series of blog posts regarding bathroom refresh. I really enjoyed reading both parts. And I thought to leave a comment in this post because I have been using Arm & Hammer baking soda for cleaning purposes as well.

    I always concern about clogged drainage. Whether it’s my toilet, sinks, or shower. So to keep my drains running smoother, longer, I’ve been making my own homemade drain cleaner by using Arm & Hammer baking soda.

    1/2 cup of baking soda
    1/2 cup vinegar
    And hot water

    This works very well so far. I was buying those little boxes that you can puncture and stick in your fridge for odor control.

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