The Cleaning Hack You Can’t Live Without

After moving across the country we purchased an 18-year-old house. You can imagine a house built in the early 2000s had that old white subway tile, with the white grout and caulk. You can also imagine when someone doesn’t actually clean the grout properly for 18 years what it looked like.

On top of this, our moving truck took a good week and a half to get here and our washer took another 2 months to be installed. Don’t worry we were still washing our clothes but in the washer and dryer the old owners left here.

The white subway tile, grout, and chaulk were disgusting and black, while the rubber in our new washing machine was black! I tried everything and could not get them clean. That is until I found this concoction.

I was at this point ready to call the contractor to come to take the shower out and buy a new washer! Ok maybe that is a little extreme but this is how much this bothered me.

I never believed this would work, but it did. See for yourself!  This is my actual shower, our actual issue and how crystal clean I made it!

What you need:

  • Bleach
  • Baking Soda
  • A toothbrush
  • Plastic wrap

First, you mix the baking soda and bleach into a paste.  Once it is a thick paste, take the toothbrush and scrub it on the caulk or any part that you would like to get clean.  Take some plastic wrap and put it on the area.

Leave the room and let the magic happen.  I left mine for 30 minutes although the action started within 3 minutes.

When you come back scrub with the toothbrush a little more, rinse off and voila!









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