This Mama Mondays post is a short tip to help you to quickly clean your bathroom when an unexpected guest comes by…and your ‘loo hardly looks sanitary! The answer may surprise you… use toilet paper!
Toilet paper is quite useless when wet and that is probably why it is overlooked as a handy cleaning aid. It may also contribute to a lot of lint, depending what brand you use, so you may be surprised to find out that toilet paper is actually very good at picking lint up!
Regular cleaning cloths and paper towels become fairly useless once they have picked up hair and dust: unless you can keep folding them over as you clean, they end up spreading “bathroom debris” around. Dry toilet paper is surprisingly good at picking up the dust that accumulates on the toilet lid, the back of the toilet, the top rim of the shower enclosure, and on the bath ledge. It catches hairs very well, even those that cling to the corners of your floor. Instead of clogging cleaning pads, cloths, and paper towels with dust and hair, use toilet paper! It only takes a few seconds and a few squares; the toilet paper can be disposed of in the toilet or trash can. Then you can perform your regular cleaning regimen for a speedy shine without streaks or left behind “bits”.
Dry Toilet paper can even shine your brass or chrome if you use plenty of “elbow grease”; I’ve even used it to rub spots off mirrors! As long as the sink is dry, toilet paper can even help you to cut through any scum that may have accumulated at the bottom and to give your basin a clean shine.
So if company comes over and you all of a sudden realize your bathroom isn’t close to rated “G” (U.S.: “General Audiences”), excuse yourself for a minute or two and scour your bathroom with some toilet paper! Wipe the floors, back of the toilet, the mirror and sink: in just two minutes your bathroom will be greatly improved and no one will be the wiser! They’ll just think you had to “go”…
Of course, to AVOID your bathroom getting into a state (I know I’m the only one that happens to 😉 ) I recommend Open Eye Health’s ebook Clean Start: Your Guide for Natural Home Cleaning (click on the image below. I am an affiliate of Open Eye Health: I love her work on all-natural cleaning) I have used this guide to make my own non-toxic, frugal, and effective cleaners. It is such a great resource! I have saved a lot of money by following these recipes and recommendations 🙂 She also has free cleaning planning resources on her site. Make sure to check out her blog!
Helping of Hope. Right choice: use toilet paper to pick up bathroom debris before cleaning or when you are “in a pinch”. Use PCF or TCF paper products. Use natural cleaners instead of commercial cleaners that use harmful ingredients. Bright future: more efficient cleaning using fewer cloths or paper towels, reduced toxic load and indoor pollution, better overall health, and a better method of keeping your bathroom tidy between cleanings.
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