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DIY Tile Grout Cleaner

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I thought my house was kept up pretty well until one day my world came crashing down on me. I had house guests coming to stay with us, so I went into the guest bathroom to make sure the bathroom was stocked with all necessary toiletries. I hardly ever go into this bathroom and when I walked in this time, it hit me. I saw how clean the grout in the tiles looked compared to the rest of the house. My entire downstairs floor and the upstairs bathrooms have tiles, but they all looked filthy compared to this barely used bathroom. I needed to do something fast, but I didn’t want to spend too much money to get the job done.
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1 Large Spray Bottle
1 Cup Water
½ Cup White Vinegar
¼ Cup Lemon Juice
2 Tbsp. Baking Soda
Soft Bristled Scrubbing Brush
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Add the water, vinegar, lemon juice, and baking soda in the bottle. Shake well. Spray the grout with the mixture. Allow to set for two minutes.
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Using the brush, gently scrub the grout. I was shocked at how much dirt and grime came up. I also noticed that some of my tiles need to be re-grouted.
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You can see the difference already. When all of the grout is scrubbed, use a mop to get up the remaining liquid.
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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Aug 12, 2016

    Great post! I'll have to try this for sure!

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Aug 12, 2016

    Great tutorial! I use vinegar and baking soda for a lot of cleaning jobs. I assume the lemon juice is a double whammy. The acidity assists in the cleaning and leaves a lemony scent. Will have to try it!

    • The Kreative Life
      The Kreative Life Miami, FL
      on Aug 23, 2016

      Hi, William! Yes, I think the acidity does give it a bonus and it smells great!

  • Sandra Dee
    Sandra Dee Montvale, NJ
    on Aug 13, 2016

    Vinegar and baking soda chemically react and render each other useless. Never mix!

    • Dana
      Dana Australia
      8 hours ago

      Vinegar and baking soda is great for drains... I use it all the time and have no issues.

  • Deb Munger Godfredson
    Deb Munger Godfredson
    on Aug 13, 2016

    This mixture did an excellent job cleaning the inside of my oven! It was very easy to wipe up the spilled, baked on lasagna.

  • Deb Munger Godfredson
    Deb Munger Godfredson
    on Aug 13, 2016

    This mixture did an excellent job cleaning the inside of my oven! It was very easy to wipe up the spilled, baked on lasagna.

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