the BEST grout cleaner EVER

Okay, okay.  That’s a pretty big statement, right?  But, hear me out.  Our house has white tile and {what used to be} white grout.  WHO DOES THAT?  I mean, I’ve seen some beautiful images of gorgeous white rooms, and I know it can be beautiful.  But for a family with kids and dogs, it’s TOTALLY IMPRACTICAL!  We have tried just about every product on the market over the years, and nothing has helped.  We got so frustrated that at one point we just painted the grout lines, but that only works for a while.  I had a friend suggest we just dye the grout a darker color so it looks like it was a design choice.  But, white tile and dark grout is NOT my design choice.

So, when someone told me about this little miracle combination, I wanted to scoff and roll my eyes.  I mean, NOTHING can clean white grout, especially not something as easy and inexpensive as this.  But, being willing to give anything a try, I pulled out my old toothbrush, my hydrogen peroxide, and my baking soda, and started scrubbing.  It was AH-MAZING!

I know what you’re thinking.  How is anyone that excited about cleaning grout?  And I hear you.  I do.  I mean, it’s grout.  But when you’ve lived with white dirty ugly gross grout for as long as I have, and you’ve spent lots and lots of time and money over the years trying to find something to make it cleaner and look better, you would be excited too!

So, without further ado, here is a before and after.  Be prepared to be amazed.  Or, at least to file away the “recipe” on pinterest!  ;-)  It works to clean any grout, but is particularly great for white grout!

www.ourinspiredhome.com * best grout cleaner

www.ourinspiredhome.com * best grout cleaner

As far as the recipe… well… I don’t exactly have one.  I just winged it.  It works best when it was a paste consistency.  But, I would literally just sprinkle some baking soda along the grout lines, and pour little bits of hydrogen peroxide in little tiny puddles every so often.  If I accidentally poured too much liquid, I’d just add more powder.  Then I scrubbed.  No, it’s definitely not the most fun you’ll ever have, but it certainly gets the job done if you put in the effort.  The room above is our kids’ bathroom, and it was pretty small and not bad at all.  The kitchen / dining room was another story.  That took a lot more effort!

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