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Vinegar though smelly does have some other more pleasant attributes like its ability to clean.

Oh the bathroom, that magical place where germs go for vacation-and decide to never leave. They are especially persistent when you have a full time job, a couple of little ones running around the house, or a husband who doesn’t like to turn the light on in the bathroom to see at night. I know I personally cringe a little when I’ve only had time to wipe off the counters and sweep once or twice during the week. And the thought of that weekend cleaning just makes you want to get out the strongest chemicals you can possibly find to sterilize the place. But those strong chemicals can be expensive, harmful for the environment and your health. And when you have kids running around, those chemicals are the last things you want to be using. So what are some strong, safe cleaning replacements?

Vinegar:
Talk about an all-purpose germ killer. I know some of you can’t stand the smell of it-it is pretty strong. But once it dries, the smell disappears. Wipe down that toilet and mop the floor with it and those smelly accident areas will be smelly no more. Wipe off your sink and counter-tops and using either a dry cloth or crumpled up newspaper, wipe down mirrors with equal parts vinegar and water.

Baking soda:
To clean the inside of that toilet bowl, just dump in a ¼ cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar and let it sit inside for fifteen minutes, or more if it’s needed, then scrub and flush.

Kosher Salt:
That darn soap scum. Wet the area, sprinkle the kosher salt over it and scrub. You can also use baking soda for this or vinegar.
By arming yourself with these environment and human friendly cleaning replacements, you can safely send those persistent germs packing… at least for a couple days.

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