Frequently Asked Questions
How to make your own disinfecting wipes?
You’ll need bleach, water, (high quality paper towels, reusable cloth rag, or an old t-shirt you won’t use again), bucket to mix bleach, rubber gloves, and essential oil to reduce smell after cleaning.
Step 1: Determine the water-to-bleach ratio. The cdc recommends ⅓ cup bleach to 1 gallon of water, or four teaspoons bleach to one quart of water. This ratio differs based on the product you’ll use.
Step 2: Make the solution. First, put on your rubber gloves. Then, mix water with bleach in a large container, and use a spoon to stir.
Step 3: Immerse the wipes. With rubber gloves on, submerge your cloth in the bleach solution. If you are using paper towels, grab a cylindrical tupperware container. Then, measure the height of your paper towels compared to the container. Cut the paper towel roll to fit accordingly.
We recommend using a serrated knife for accurate measurement, then place the paper towels in the container. Finally, pour the bleach solution on top. One thing to know is to make the bleach-and-water solution every day you’ll use it. This will ensure effectiveness against germs. If you happen to have any solution leftover, you should use it to clean your trash can or recycling bin.
What is the best homemade tile grout cleaner?
To make an effective tile grout cleaner, simply mix ½ cup of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of dish soap, and ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide. Then, apply this cleaning mixture onto dirty grout, wait 10-15 minutes, scrub, and then rinse. Finally, enjoy your freshly cleaned tile floors.
How to clean a bathroom?
Step 1: Empty bathroom by removing all items. Whether it’s a rug, or even a trash can, make sure the bathroom you’re about to clean is completely empty.
Step 2: Sweep and dust. Grab your duster to remove cobwebs. Then, sweep the bathroom floors to pick up any hair and particles that have collected on the floors.
Step 3: Apply your cleaning solution to the shower and bathtub. Apply an all-purpose cleaner if you clean regularly. If you have lots of buildup in your shower, then use an acid-based cleaner.
Step 4: Clean every surface. Spray the cleaner on to a microfiber cloth or sponge, and thoroughly wipe down any racks, doors, blinds, shelves, etc.
Step 5: Mix cleaning solution to clean the bathroom floor.
Step 6: Clean all of the walls, floors, and any other surfaces before you rinse.
Step 7: Replace all of the items you removed while wiping them if necessary. Next, close the shower curtain or door. However, if you don’t have a shower door, spray a powerful glass cleaner to remove any streaks.
Step 8: Spray the countertop area. Using the all-purpose cleaner, clean the sink, countertops, and faucets. Then wipe using a cleaning cloth. If there’s any buildup in the sink, use a sponge to loosen the stain before wiping it away. You should also use the glass cleaner on your bathroom mirror. For cabinets, use a dampened cloth with some warm water.
Step 9: Clean the toilet bowl. A powerful all-purpose cleaner should get the job done. Simply clean your toilet regularly with a toilet cleaner for removing buildup. Then, scrub with a toilet brush before flushing. Spray the outside of the toilet with an all-purpose cleaner and wipe it clean with a cloth.
Step 10: Mop the bathroom floor. Mopping can be challenging, which is why we put together the ultimate guide for mopping.
Is vinegar a disinfectant?
Vinegar isn’t an EPA-registered sanitizer or disinfectant. Vinegar won’t kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, since it is considered a safe level by public health standards. It has been proven to have properties of a disinfectant, but it’s not as effective at killing viruses as commercial cleaners are.
Are bagless vacuums better?
Vacuums with bags tend to hold more dirt. Emptying them releases less dust. Bagless vacuums enable you to save money by not needing to buy any bags. However, they use filters that need to be cleaned or replaced periodically.
Is a corn broom better?
Corn brooms are best for cleaning hardwood floors, Since they tend to dull or even scratch delicate surfaces, using brooms with a softer bristle will work better and leave your floors scratch-free. Read our review of the best brooms to learn more.
Are rubber brooms good?
Rubber brooms are known to be a versatile cleaning tool for a variety of reasons. You can use them to clean carpets, windows, tiles, and many other surfaces without any hassle. Rubber brooms have a built-in squeegee that is great for window or tile cleaning.
Where should brooms be placed in the house?
A great place to store brooms is on a wall-mounted rack.
Can you use a broom on carpet?
Yes, rubber brooms are great for taking hair off carpet. If a vacuum is unavailable or the carpet is too dirty for a vacuum cleaner, a broom can and should be used to pick up dirt or hair. A traditional household broom will work great.