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Clorox Bleach Is a Germaphobe’s BFF

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I’ve never been much of a neat freak, which definitely drove my parents crazy when I was growing up, but actually comes in handy with an almost 3-year-old who somehow manages to play with every single one of his toys a daily basis. Germs on the other hand are un otra cosa. It’s funny, I thought NYC was a breeding ground for germs as a pre-mom, but olvidarse having a baby entered me into a whole new ball game. And now that my baby is a toddler I’m constantly cringing at the thought of the microscopic little germs that are entering our home on a daily basis. A no shoes policy can only help so much. Especially when my fast-as-lightning boy tends to run through the house faster than I can say “quitate los zapatos!”

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 But the shoes are the least of my germy problems. Between washing our hands at the sink, using the potty (yay), and transitioning to the toilet it seems I spend more time en el baño than I ever thought was possible. And while I do usually tend to lean towards natural household cleaners for regular maintenance, there’s nothing that ensures the germ-free environment that good old Clorox bleach does when your home has just seen enough. There’s a reason all of our own madres used it — it works!

It used to be that I only used Clorox for bleach for extreme circumstances like the shower grime that my natural cleaners were too wimpy for, but as I recently stared at the germ-filled sink, potty and toilet, I knew I was due for one good deep clean.

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I followed the directions carefully for each different use, let the bleach soak in and do its work while a checked a few emails in the other room, and waited for the magic to happen. I then rinsed, wiped everything down, and felt at peace with the germ-free place that was my bathroom por un momentito.

Now if only I could disinfect the local playground…

*This post was sponsored by Clorox