Today I am excited to have Jessica sharing another homemade cleaner that she uses for cleaning her grout.  I am in love with these easy homemade cleaners that she is using and sharing, they work so well and are easy to make. 
Hey there! It’s Jessica and I have another spring cleaning DIY for you. It’s for something that gets gross. It can get really gross…The grout on my kitchen floor.
Homemade cleaner, grout cleaner, DIY Grout Cleaner
I clean. I’m a clean person. How does this happen? I am not a fan of tile flooring.
I AM a fan of finding ways to make great cleaning products myself.  Did you know that cream of tartar has a bleaching quality to it? Mix it with hot vinegar and you’ve got yourself a fantastic grout cleaner!
 Homemade cleaner, grout cleaner, DIY Grout Cleaner

How to make a grout home cleaner

DIY Grout Cleaner
1/4 cup white vinegar, warm
2 tsp cream of tartar
Heat 2 cups of vinegar at a time in the microwave (then wipe out your microwave….2 jobs done at once!) and mix 1/4 cup vinegar and 2 tsp cream of tartar in a small dish. It really works best warm and the liquid will get dirty fast. You’ll want to change it frequently.  Now have at it with a brush. I used a tooth brush because it’s just the right size. I know, I know. This isn’t exactly a quick job, but you won’t have to do it very often.  Sometimes you just can’t beat getting on your hands and knees and using a little elbow grease.
 Homemade cleaner, grout cleaner, DIY Grout Cleaner
Homemade cleaner, grout cleaner, DIY Grout Cleaner

How to use grout homemade cleaner

When I started cleaning the grout, they thought it looked like a lot of fun. Of course i told them it was a blast and I quickly got them each a toothbrush and let them have fun!

It didn’t last too long.

After you have scrubbed, give it a quick wipe with a towel so no one slips. Once the grout dry’s, you will see some white residue. It comes up easily with some clean water and a quick scrub.  When you’re done, mop up. I had to mop twice. The first time left the floor with a residue.  Another round with a clean mopping pad did the trick.

Check out the difference! The kids were amazed. They said it was glowing!
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Much better!

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Hi! I’m Jessica from Prairie Girl to Southern Belle. I’m a busy wife and a mom to two great kiddos, and I love sharing how we’re working to make our house a home one idea at a time. When I’m not working on a project, you can find me playing with the kids, out on a date with my hubby or making something fun in the kitchen. I love making new friends so grab a cup of coffee and come on by for a visit!

You can connect with Jessica here:

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Here is another homemade recipe that Jessica shared!

Homemade Goo Gone

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Homemade Whitening Laundry Solution
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  • Nicole

    I tried this and it made my house smell like rotten eggs :/
    It did work, but my husband is not too pleased with the smell.

  • Liz

    This is amazing! I just tried it in my kitchen, wasn’t expecting to go through so much cream of tartar so only got halfway through, and I was expecting to do my kitchen and both my bathrooms, plus maybe the shower grout? So much for that plan 🙁 but I’m glad i found this on pinterest, definitely going to buy more and complete the job.

  • Ashley

    This is fantastic! I must whip this up and test it in my shower.
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  • Leanne

    Very impressive!
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  • Angela

    I’m actually amazed at how well that worked. I’m gonna have to try that on my bathroom grout.
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