Yeah, I said it.
Boys are disgusting.
Listen, I love my boys more than you can imagine. They are sweet, kind, caring, absolutely hilarious, intelligent, handsome little devils.
But, like many boys (or so I hear), they lack a certain thing called aim. And that lack of aim leaves a certain, je ne sai quoi, reek, about our toilets.
So, Happy Hausfrau that I am, I had to find a solution. One that I didn’t have to buy in the store, and one that is reasonably easy on the environment (because, come on, I have to do something to make up for the terrifying amount of plastic bags I recently put in the trash).
So, off I went with my lemon-juice/baking soda mixture (which, by the way, foams and grows, so use a bigger bowl than you think you need!) to spread wherever I think the boys might hit with a little overspray when they get distracted by any of the following:
*A spider crawling on the wall.
*A genius idea for a new lego creation.
*Being clotheslined by his brother.
I used three lemons, which made enough juice to use the bulk of a large box of baking soda…and that was plenty to clean three bathroom toilet areas, with some left over, which I used as a scrub for my bathtub.
It worked fabulously. Not only is the pee-smell gone, but the kids had fun helping me with it because it felt like a science experiment. The foaming baking soda/lemon juice was cool; the fact that it foamed up even more when sprayed with vinegar water was even cooler. The only way it could have pegged the cool-o-meter is if we could have managed to blow something up in the process.
(Because, let’s face it, to a pair of 8 and 10 year old boys, nothing’s as awesome as making something go ka-boom!)
At any rate, anything that can get two pre-teen boys excited about cleaning the bathroom, I’m totally on board with.
Hey, and FYI, for reasons I’ve not been able to put my finger on yet, my bathtub seems to accumulate soap scum faster than the others in our house. This scrub worked beautifully on it – my bathtub is squeaky-clean, like-new, sparkly-awesome.
All in all, the Happy Hausfrau gives this remedy two thumbs up. Give it a try and let me know how it goes! And head over to my Pinterest boards Squeaky Clean, CraftyGirl, and Homemade Pretty for more DIY ideas for cleaning, home, and beauty.
The Happy Hausfrau