Get A Head Start on Spring Cleaning! DIY Tub Scrub Recipe and Free Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist

I recently dyed my hair bright red, and my red hair has left me nothing but issues in my bath tub, leaving stains EVERYWHERE!  After a little bit of looking around on Pinterest, and a little bit LOT of experimenting cleaning the house, I have come up with my favorite version of “tub scrub”.  I use this to clean EVERYTHING, not just the tub.  It cleans baseboards beautifully, and many other things around the house like bathroom and kitchen floors, the toilet, sinks and leather.  If you’re looking for the Spring Cleaning Checklist, scroll down for a free printable PDF version.

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May is always so busy for us with my parents coming to town, and all of the birthdays we have, so I always like to get a head start on my cleaning, and because I like lists, I always create a Spring Cleaning Checklist to get me stared, and keep me on track.

Spring cleaning doesn’t need to involve buying all sorts of different cleaners to get the job done.  I like to have a few basic things on hand, and I am able to make my cleaners and have a house that would definitely pass a white glove test!  All you really need to keep a clean house and get the most out of your spring cleaning is:

– dawn dish soap
– baking soda
– borax
– a big bucket
– windex/window cleaner
– all purpose cleaner
– sponges
– paper towels
– lots of old towels and cleaning rags

This tub scrub can be mixed up with a little bit of water and a cup of all purpose cleaner to scrub anything around your house – use it to wash your baseboards and to get all those grimy little handprints off of the walls!

DIY TUB SCRUB RECIPE

1 cup dawn dish soap
1/2 cup baking soda
water

Beef-up the cleaning power and add 1/2 cup Borax

In a small bowl, mix dawn and baking soda.  Add enough water to create a thick paste.  Use with a damp sponge to remove stains from bathtubs, tiles and walls.

spring cleaning 101 - diy tub scrub recipe - dawn and baking soda - spring cleaning checklist - moms bistro

You can even clean your leather couch with this easy homemade tub scrub.  It’s the PERFECT all purpose household cleaner.

spring cleaning 101 - diy tub scrub recipe - dawn and baking soda - spring cleaning checklist - moms bistro

FREE Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist

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This is my sink (Lindsie) - I like to keep the H2 at my sink for easy clean up after cooking!
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