How to clean grout without chemicals! Are you on the edge of your seat yet? 😉
Ever have one of those projects you never tackle? Yeah, I have a lot of those around my house. More than I care to admit.
One weekend my husband was gone, the baby was napping, and I felt that I should tackle one of those jobs. So I put my daughter in front of the TV with some Little Bear on and headed to the bathroom to try a grout cleaning method I read on Tammy’s Recipes.
How to Clean Grout
- Baking Soda
- Hydrogen Peroxide
We’ve lived in our house for 3 1/2 years. Not once have I scrubbed the grout on our bathroom floor. An older gentleman owned the house before us and, judging from how the house looked when we moved in, I doubt he did either. The floor was looking just slightly grody. (Yes, I might be under exaggerating a little.)
Step 1: Sprinkle baking soda in the grout on a section of floor.
Step 2: Pour hydrogen peroxide over it.
Step 3: While you let the peroxide and baking soda soak repeat steps 1 and 2 on the next section of tile.
Step 4: The hard part. Scrub the first section with the toothbrush like crazy. Use the rag and hot water to scrub and rinse some more. (You’ll have to rinse well to be sure you get all the baking soda off.)
Step 5: Repeat until the floor is finished.
Warning: Your legs and clothes will turn white from the baking soda.
It was a couple of hours of hard work but my goodness what an improvement. I probably should do it a little more often then every three plus years.
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I needed this…my husband thinks I’m terribly at cleaning the tile!
Ha ha. I am too. 🙂 And my steam mop just broke so I’ve gotten even worse. . .
Thank you for sharing this! I just pinned it so I can work this magic on my floors. We never sealed our grout and it is a mess now!
Our grout is horrible. I hadn’t cleaned it the 3 plus years we’ve lived here and I highly doubt the older gentleman we bought from did either. I’m wondering if this grout isn’t sealed either. Hmm, I might have to look into it. Thanks for stopping by.
Hydrogen Peroxide – of course! now why did I not know this? I’ll be using this right away, getting the house ready for a houseful Thanksgiving weekend!
Yes! I didn’t think of it either. I was excited to try it when I was Tammy post on it. Our grout definitely needed the help. Hooray for holidays and lots of company. Thanks for stopping by.
I’m lucky to not have any tile and grout in my house but this looks like a really useful tip. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link Party.
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No grout would be awesome!!! Enjoy not having to scrub it. 🙂
I have to go try this now! Pinned it! Thanks for sharing it at Cornerstone Confessions!
Thanks for stopping by! It really helped our bathroom floor a lot and I love that it’s all things I already have.
Thanks for this! I’ve definitely got some grout that could use some loving attention . . . or a serious scrubbing. 🙂
He he. So did I. I need to tackle some more still. Grout seems to be one of those things always pushed to the bottom of the priority list. 🙂
Wow, what a difference! I’ve been meaning to do this, I also haven’t done this in the almost 4 years that we’ve lived here!
It was a crazy difference. A bit of work, but it got the job done!
I had always wondered how baking soda and peroxide would do on cleaning grout. I am so excited to see it works so well! Can’t wait to give it a try.
Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday.
It works super well! Now I just need to tackle my other bathroom. Thankfully it’s not as bad so hopefully I won’t have to scrub as hard.
The grout in our bathroom is old and yucky. Gonna have to try this! Thank you for linking up to Healthy 2Day Wednesday!
Ours was nasty too! This helped so much. I probably should do it again. 🙂 Thanks for hosting and I appreciate you featuring me!
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