Thursday, April 1, 2010

Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap

Tile is over rated. When we bought our house it had 1960's tile and grout throughout all three bathrooms and in the entryway. Every shower and all the bathroom baseboards were tile. And I immediately came to the realization that I hate it. HATE IT! It's so hard to clean and keep the grout white.


I came across this recipe. Now, no big deal. My tile and grout look sparkly and clean.

Homemade Tile and Grout Cleaner

1/2 cup baking soda

1/3 cup ammonia

1/4 cup white vinegar

7 cups warm water

Put the water and then all the other ingredients in a gallon container and shake to mix. Make sure to keep this away from anything with bleach in it. Pour into a spray bottle and spray onto tile and grout. Let sit for about 5 minutes and then wipe with a damp cloth, sponge or scrub brush. This really cuts through soap scum well too.

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Jackie said...

Love your homemade cleaning products--so much cheaper!

Kim said...

We have 60's tile too...I'm going to have to try this! Maybe it'll make me hate our tile a little less!

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

It's so much nicer using things like that to clean instead of harsh chemicals - and it is amazing how well they work! Thanks for hosting.

Jami@ An Oregon Cottage said...

Oh, I'm so with you on tile, even with the cleaner! I have it on my kitchen counters and I count the days until we can get rid of it. I'm so tired of trying to get all the flour, etc. out of all that grout!

Unknown said...

Thanks for posting this recipe! I have some grout that's absolutely scary in this old house.

Anonymous said...

I have the same tile on my kitchen countertops and backsplash. I really hate it. I will have to try this recipe. If it's as good as the detergent I'm going to love it.