I have become obsessed with trying out natural cleaning tips. Most of the time I am disappointed by them, but I just tried one that works so well that it was like magic! Yep, I found out how to clean my shower and tub without lifting a finger.
Now, first, let me tell you that I hate to clean. I also hate a dirty shower and tub. This has caused quite a dilemma in my life. I even decided to hire a cleaning lady just to tackle my bathroom.
Every cleaning person announced how hard it was to clean my shower since the floor is patterned to keep from slipping, but the pattern creates hundreds of little hills and valleys that are impossible to clean. I bought a Mr. Clean power scrubber (at a yard sale, of course) and still couldn’t get my shower floor clean. There had to be an easier and cheaper way.
Then, I read an article about how vinegar and Dawn blue dish washing soap magically cleans tubs and showers. The recipe is 50-50. Half Dawn and half white vinegar (which can be purchased at the Dollar Store) mixed in a spray bottle (also from the Dollar Store). You are supposed to just spray it on and walk away. Leave on for 30 minutes and you will be able to just come back and wipe off the dirt.
It seemed easy enough, so I thought I would try it. The first time, I was too anxious and only waited 20 minutes. It got off part of the dirt. The second time, I got distracted and left it on for a couple of hours. MAGIC OCCURRED!! Truly. I didn’t even have to wipe if off, I just sprayed it down. Amazing.
I even tried it on half of the glass door to see if it got rid of that impossible to scrub-off soap scum. Yep! It was gone.
There are a few downsides:
- It works better on the flat floor of the tub than on the sides.
- That is a lot of dish soap to put down the drain. I don’t know how good that is for the environment.
- It also doesn’t smell terrific while it is working, but I’ve smelled worse.
With family coming to visit for the holidays, I figured this was a great time to tell you about this time saving tip. Your tub and shower will be so clean that your family will think you are a cleaning genius. You will know that you are a frugal genius.