A dirty bathroom, toilet or tiled room is never a pleasant sight. Most of the time, the tile grout makes your home look old and dirty fast. Not only do they make you lose the appeal of your interior design but it could also promote the growth of mold and mildew, which can be unhealthy for the entire household.
While bleach is usually the most popular solution to moldy tile grout, there are naturally effective ways on how to deal with them.
Cleaning tile grout doesn’t have to involve harsh chemicals that could damage the skin of anyone handling them.
#1. Baking Soda
Baking soda is an ingredient readily available in your home. This is an effective product especially when you are dealing with light water spots, dust and product residue with minimal abrasive action. Simply dip a damp cloth or sponge into a bowl of baking soda and scrub the tiles clean. This should be followed by thorough rinsing with warm water.
#2. Lemon Juice
Beauty enthusiasts swear that lemon juice is ideal in removing skin blemishes and lightening dark spots. It turns out that the same lightening action can be applied in cleaning tile grout. Since it is acidic in nature, it makes your tiles unsuitable for mildew and mold growth. The lightening and stain-removing action work best when paired with baking soda.
Most of the effective and natural cleaning products can be found in your kitchen.
Just like lemon juice, the acidic vinegar is one of the most popular natural cleaners that’s proven to be effective. Use equal parts of white vinegar and water and mix them in a spray bottle. Spray onto the dirty surface and leave for a few minutes before you start scrubbing. For hard to remove stains, vinegar should be combined with baking soda.
Salt can simply be found in your kitchen and it turns out they can be a great tile grout cleaner. Rub the area with a damp sponge or cloth and sprinkle on some salt. Leave for a few minutes before scrubbing and then leave again overnight before continuing with the cleaning the next day.
Although bleach is a fast cleaning agent, baking soda is just as effective but is safer.
#5. Hydrogen Peroxide
When none of the cleaning agents above works, hydrogen peroxide can be perfect for stubborn molds on tiled surfaces. The natural substance is not only useful in the medical setting but it is also a great cleaning agent. Mix hydrogen peroxide and white flour to have a thick paste that will be applied to the grouted areas. Cover with clingy wrap and leave on overnight before rinsing with cold water the next day.
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Here’s How to Make Sure Your Kids are Always Well-Mannered
It’s always a parent’s lingering fear that their kids will turn into tantrum-throwing, ill-mannered goblins that no one likes!
Aside from making sure your kids are well-fed, safe, and happy, you also want to instill proper conduct in your children, even from an early age. But there are a multitude of parenting books and blogs that give you conflicting information on exactly what you need to do to make sure your kids turn into spoiled little brats.
So what's the real score? While parenting techniques may differ from parent to parent, here are the 5 HUGE mistakes every parent should avoid. Just keep yourself from making these mistakes and your kids should turn out fine.
Being afraid of your kids.
Would You Dare to Live on a House on a Rock in the Middle of the Sea?
If you’re looking for isolation surrounded by water, this might just be the home for you.
Atop a small rocky island in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island is a huge three-story mansion that has been standing there for more than a hundred years. The mansion was built by Joseph Lovering Wharton, a socialite whose land was seized by the government. In his act of defiance, Wharton built a home where no one could bother him. The house was named Clingstone, aptly so for the way the house clings to the rock.
Clingstone house is what you might call a house built to spite someone.
Wharton decided to build his huge mansion in the middle of the sea where no one could bother him.
No Can Opener? Here’s How You Can Still Open a Can!
You don’t have to starve.
In the event of a natural disaster, zombie apocalypse, or anything else that requires you to hoard food supplies and camp out in a safe place, canned goods are heaven-sent items. Food stays fresh and edible for a long time and when you need to eat, all you have to do is open it and presto!
But wait...what if you actually forgot to keep a can opener?
Okay, there's no need to panic. You can still open that using a spoon or chef's knife. If you still don't have these two, then good old fashioned concrete will do.
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