This post brought to you by Clorox Bleach Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.
I swoon over white bedding (it's on 4 of the beds in our house)...
I'm still not over my white sofa (this is in the basement where the kids and their friends hang out a lot)...
And I'll always love a white bathroom (we have white tile and grout in all but one of our bathrooms)...
That's a lot of white. But it doesn't scare me a bit. Not because it never gets dirty, but because it's not hard to get it looking great again.
My secret weapon is not really a secret at all. It's Clorox Liquid Bleach, and you probably have some in your laundry room right now.
Clorox has always been great for laundering whites. I bleach my white Pottery Barn slipcover and all our white duvet covers a couple times a year.
But, it works like magic in a white bathroom as well. When our white grout starts looking a little dingy, I give it a Clorox treatment and it looks great again in no time.
Here's my little routine...
Fill a spray bottle with equal parts Clorox bleach and water. (You can get these spray bottles at Dollar General for only $1). Notice that dirty grout?
Spray the grout lines with the bleach mixture and leave it for 30 minutes to an hour. Open windows and turn on fans to allow for proper circulation. After you've allowed it to soak, simply wipe off with a wet cloth. For more stubborn areas, use a small brush to scrub the grout, then wipe with the cloth. Don't forget to wear old clothes when working with bleach and wear gloves if you have sensitive skin.
You'll be amazed at the difference. I took these before and after pics in the same exact spot...
See what I mean?
My all-white shower gets the same treatment on a weekly basis to keep it clean and disinfected.
When we chose this tile and grout as we were building the house 3 years ago, our builder told me I would regret it. But when he was recently at our house and saw that the grout is still bright white, he was shocked and asked me how I keep it looking so clean. I told him my secret, and I think he's convinced.
So, don't be scared of white. Use this method on your ceramic tile and grout to keep it sparkling.
You can find a great assortment of Clorox bleach at a great value at your local Dollar General Store.
You'll get the same number of uses in the smaller bottle as you do in the large. But this means less waste and less space!
Pick up some Clorox at Dollar General today and lose your fear of decorating with white!