Saturday, March 20, 2010

spring cleaning

i'm a little bit of a germ-aphob...ok so maybe not just a little bit. but having kids has made me a lot better, i promoise! {wink} i have never actually "cleaned" my kids bath toys because they are in the bath and must already be cleaned, right? NOT! so since it was a yucky, rainy day i figured today was the day.

you need:
bucket (preferribly 1 gallon)
bleach to water ratios:
1 tablespoon bleach to 1 quart water
1/4 cup bleach to 1 gallon water

in the bath tub, i started by taking the bucket that i received at the hospital when i had my daughter, but you can use any bucket that is approximately 1 gallon, and fill the bucket with warm water and add 1/4 cup bleach. place your toys in the bucket, soak for 1 minute. pour out the bucket of bleach water. refill bucket with plain water (to rinse); i did this step twice just to be sure it was all gone.

did i mention we are potty training? i also took this time to clean our potties. i threw everything in the tub; filled my bucket with bleach solution; dunked what would fit and poured the remainder of the solution on top of what was left.

the last thing i decided to clean is my oldest daughter's high chair. how gross do high chairs get? ummm, REALLY gross. i do love our's though...the Fisher-Price Rainforest Healthy Care High Chair has been great! she has now outgrown it now and i want to put it away until my youngest is ready in a couple of months but it was "dirty". i folded the legs, removed the seat cover and threw it in the tub too! using recycled t-shirt rags i cleaned the high chair with the bleach solution, eventually pouring the bucket on the chair. i then completely rinsed it using the same technique as above.

some things you may want to consider...wear white and remove all colored towels from the bathroom so you aren't tempted to dry your hands on one when you MAY still have bleach on your hands. when you are finished the whites of your finger nails will be really white, no need for a french manicure this time, thanks to the bleach solution.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is quite a feat! Congratulations with all of that disinfecting.