Some days just don’t go as planned. I had one of those days yesterday. I woke up to an overflowing toilet bowl and a stream of ants working their way from the garage to the bottom of my trash can. Luckily I had the proper ingredients on hand to fix these unwanted problems and move on with my day.
To fix the clogged toilet bowl, I poured about one half cup of baking soda followed by one cup of white distilled vinegar down the toilet and watched it bubble up. I let the vinegar and baking soda soak in the toilet for about twenty minutes. After twenty minutes, I poured a mixture of two cups of boiling water and a tablespoon of salt down the toilet and flushed it. The clogged drain was fixed. To clean the water that overflowed onto the floor, I used a large microfiber cloth.
As far as the ants go, I sprayed a line of vinegar along the garage wall and around my trash can. I then sprinkled some salt along the baseboards near the garage and trash can. The ant problem cleared up right away.
Following a proper cleaning strategy is an important step towards cleaning in a timely fashion. However, if you don’t have the right ingredients or the proper tools to clean with, your cleaning strategy might not go as planned. What you choose to clean your home with is a very important step in the cleaning process.