We are back to cleaning the bathroom again, today, with the third part of the series. Today I’m sharing with you what I keep in my bathroom cleaning caddy and a recipe for a homemade disinfecting spray.
Using a caddy for cleaning products was one of the first things I did when I started on my ‘getting organised with the housework’ journey. When I first read about cleaning caddies I wasn’t sure how useful they would be for me. I only had one bathroom at the time and was using my ENJO clothes so didn’t have a lot of products, but I thought I would give it a go. It turned out I loved it and bought another one for my other cleaning products! It’s particularly handy if you have children and don’t want to leave cleaning products where they can reach them. And now that I have two bathrooms I can carry the basket from room to room.
I got the basket from The Warehouse for $10 and really love this design as it is sturdy and I can carry it easily with one hand. I made the label on picmonkey to match my other laundry labels.
In the basket I have my ENJO clothes (see my post about them here), other microfiber cloths, homemade Lavender and Lemon Bathroom Disinfecting Spray, Toilet Duck, Rubber Gloves, a scrubbing brush and an old toothbrush.
I have just recently started using the Lavender and Lemon Bathroom Disinfecting Spray and really love it. I got the recipe from clean mama, a great website for cleaning tips and routines. I’ll be writing more about using it next week, but for now here are the ingredients.
1/2 cup of white vinegar
1/2 cup of vodka
10 drops of lavender essential oil
10 drops of lemon essential oil
1 1/2 cups of water
I got the spray bottle from a Two Dollar Shop and made labels using picmonkey. Following the clean mama’s idea, I also made a label listing the ingredients so I don’t need to look them up when I need to make up some more.
I’ve been using vinegar for cleaning for a while but I hadn’t heard of using vodka, which also has disinfecting and antiseptic properties. I don’t drink a lot of alcohol (the very occasional drink of wine if I’m out for dinner – which hardly ever happens) and my husband doesn’t drink, so my trip to the liquor store was quite interesting. I stood looking at the vodka for ages wondering which one I should by and when the sales person came and spoke to me I think he was rather baffled when I told him what I was going to use it for! So, husband, if you happen to find a bottle of vodka at the back of the laundry cupboard don’t panic!! I haven’t drunk any of it – honest!
So that’s what I use to clean the bathroom. Come back next week, when I’ll conclude my Cleaning the Bathroom series, for the low-down on how I do my weekly clean.