Cleaning Tip #6 - The Grout Brush
One of our favorite tools is the grout brush. If you don't have a grout brush, stop reading, and go buy one right now!
Some of our favorite uses for a grout brush include:
Cleaning grout - seems like a no-brainer, really. You'd be surprised how many people work on their grout with a sponge or other tool. Grout brushes are designed to get into hard to reach places which is why they work so well! Using a sponge or magic eraser on shower walls on a regular basis and touching that grout while you're at it is great, but for hard to get stains, make sure you have your grout brush on hand!
Cleaning sink and shower faucets - If you get in close to your sink faucet and handles, you'll quickly learn how many crevices and cracks there are for dirt and grime to build up in. Take your grout brush and get in those cracks and see how clean you can get it! You'll be surprised.
Cleaning any edges or corners - Getting into edges arounds sinks, at the base of a tub, or even in window tracks can be made so much easier with the use of a grout brush!
What to look for in a grout brush:
Long bristles - Make sure the bristles on the brush you purchase are long enough to get in those hard to reach places you'll need it for.
Strong, stiff bristles - You don't want your bristles to give much at all as you scrub. Make sure to look for bristles that don't bend much at all to the touch. That's how they get those hard spots really clean.
Flat edge on opposing side of bristles - Many grout brushes have a flat edge on the top side of the bristle end of the brush. This can be used for scraping up pretty much anything! We love it for scraping up stuck on grime, built up scum, stickers, and so much more.