How to clean the area around the toilet

Cleaning your bathroom floor might have been the most dreaded task of the week, but it shouldn't be. You may not want to get your feet dirty every time you use the toilet, so take the opportunity to clean the surrounding section of floor. You can use a brush or broom to collect dust and dirt in the middle, and most importantly behind the body of the toilet. An easy way to pick up your small dust pile is with a slightly damp paper towel.

Unless you are using commercial grout cleaner, you will have to make your own cleaning solution. For mildly dirty grout, combine two parts baking soda and one part water. Swap the water with vinegar if your bathroom grout is stained or discolored. However, vinegar can be damaging to some tile materials - so avoid if you have marble, slate, granite, or stone tiles. Combine two parts baking soda with one part hydrogen peroxide if you're cleaning coarse or fragile tiles.

Once you have prepared the natural tile cleaning solution, it is time to clean tile grout. You can use a spare/old toothbrush to apply the cleaning solution to the grout. Apply it all at once to save time. If you have made the vinegar solution, test it on a small area first to make sure it doesn't cause discoloration.