Ah, bathroom cleaning. A topic near and dear to all of us, as in “near and oh dear.” But hey, we’re here to help you make the best of it! Truman’s all-purpose More Shower to You does the job on your bathroom while not doing a job on you — or your central nervous system. Truman’s non-toxic ingredients and light, pleasant scent won’t just clean your bathroom fixtures and surfaces, they’ll brighten your whole attitude toward tackling the task.
In fact, More Shower to You makes such light work of bathroom cleaning that we’re pretty sure you’ll be inspired to take things up a notch. For that reason, without further ado, we present "Love Your Loo: How to Be a Household Hero and Make Your Privy the Envy of the Neighborhood." Or just call them Truman’s Bathroom Cleaning Tips:
- Get psyched: Remember, scientists say the average computer keyboard is germier than the toilet seat. How much germier? Oh, somewhere between 400-20,000 times — but who’s counting? Either number should make you feel less queasy about the job ahead.
- Shower power: Use Truman’s More Shower to You after every shower to prevent scum from building up on shower walls.
- Keep a clear head: To clean your shower head, pour white vinegar into a plastic bag (enough to submerge the nozzle), tie it in place and let soak overnight. In the morning, turn on the water to rinse.
- Throw in the towels: Put plastic shower curtains and liners in the wash with a few old towels. They’ll help scrub off soap scum and mildew. Rehang to dry. And always pull the shower curtain closed when not in use, to prevent water from getting trapped in the folds.
- A glass act: On glass shower doors and mirrors, be sure to use Truman’s The Glass Is Always Cleaner.
- The air’s apparent: Leave on vents and fans after showering, and open windows when possible. Good air circulation is the enemy of mold and mildew.
- Grout and about: If you have tiles in the bathroom, re-apply grout sealer once a year to prevent mildew and stains.
- Pack a vac: Keep a hand-held vacuum in the bathroom to pick up hair and other debris on the floor.
- Floor score: After vacuuming or sweeping, use Truman’s Floors Truly to keep your bathroom floors immaculate.
- Latrine duty: Use a biodegradable cleaner in the toilet bowl. Let stand 10-15 minutes, then scrub with a toilet brush and flush. To remove a hard-water ring inside the toilet, pour white vinegar into the bowl and let stand for an hour. Scrub clean and flush.
- Splish splash: Bath time will be even more fun if you regularly give your rubber ducky a vinegar-water bath. Use ½ cup white vinegar per gallon of water and soak bath toys for 15 minutes, then rub gently with a sponge and let dry. The vinegar cuts through dirt buildup and acts as a natural disinfectant.
- Volcanic activity: Every month or two, give your drains a good cleaning to keep them clear of grease, oil and hair clogs. Pour ½ cup baking soda down the drain, followed by ½ cup white vinegar. The mixture will foam up just like a third-grade science experiment. Allow a few minutes to dissolve the crud, then pour boiling water down the drain to wash out any clogs.