3/29/11

Tub and shower cleaner



Yesterday I settled in to clean the bathroom upstairs, which is something I tend to put off. I don't mind doing most of it: it's the tub and shower that I don't like to clean. Ours is made out of fiberglass or plastic or something like that. I usually scrub it with powdered cleanser, which I think is too harsh for the material, as well as requiring a fair amount of elbow grease to go with it.

I printed out a recipe for bathroom cleaner awhile ago and finally got around to trying it yesterday. Who knew that dish soap plus vinegar could be so effective? I had to give an extra bit of scrubbing to problem areas like the ring around the tub and it took quite a lot of rinsing to get it all off. It worked better than the powdered cleanser, and with less scrubbing on my part. Success!

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Tub and shower cleaner

Fill your spray bottle halfway with warm vinegar. Fill the rest of the bottle with dish soap. (The original recipe calls for Dawn but I just used the cheap stuff I had on hand and it worked well.) Shake well.

4 comments:

  1. That's it, huh? Wow. Sounds really simple and effective. I've used vinegar for a lot of different things, but never for tubs/showers. I HATE cleaning my bathtubs, so maybe I'll have to try this and see if I like it better than what I've been using. Thanks for the tip!

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  2. Nice! Will you smell like vinegar from bathing in the bath after you clean it with vinegar?

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  3. Danielle, this was probably the least smelly cleaner I've ever used. After I rinsed it off and aired out the bathroom, it didn't smell like anything.

    Although once I used apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar in the rinse aid compartment of my dishwasher and it really stank. I definitely prefer white vinegar.

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  4. I did this today. Smell is okay, and the stuff works great. Even got out hair dye spots. It separates, though, you have to keep shaking it up

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