I like all of these except for making the baking soda paste. It makes too much mess when using it and takes forever to get it all off again. I just use a little bit of baking soda like I would a powdered cleanser. Just sprinkle a little bit on the surface you want to clean or else on the wet cleaning cloth. Then scrub any stubborn spots with it.
To wash my countertops I use a vinegar and water solution. If I need more power that’s when I use the baking soda to work on the stubborn spots. If you are wiping your kitchen counters every day with the vinegar/water solution you probably won’t need anything stronger.
For toilet cleaning, you can scrub the inside of the toilet with just a toilet brush & nothing extra. If you scrub like that every day you won’t need anything else. I wipe down all other surfaces in the bathroom with the vinegar/water solution. Simple, easy, effective. Saves money and the environment at the same time. And I use rags for cleaning, not paper towels. They get washed with our loads of towels.
Vinegar and baking soda can do so much! We buy the largest size box of baking soda at Sam’s Club. We buy generic vinegar by the gallon at the grocery store. Great stuff!
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