I hate to clean.
There. I said it.
There is so much more to do in life than clean! Cook, garden, play with the kids, read books, go shopping, visit friends, save the whales, walk a dog I don’t own, take up knitting, watch paint dry.
I would rather do any of the above instead of clean.
I am KIDDING!! My list is MUCH longer than the one above.
So I saw a pin on Pinterest that promised minimal effort in cleaning the bathroom. I was intrigued. It called for minimal ingredients and they didn’t see that hard to find so I gave it a shot.
In a microwaveable container (this one happens to be a Pyrex ) heat up equal parts Distilled White Vinegar andDawn dish detergent. Make sure it is blue. There is something magical about the blue kind. I don’t know what it is but it seems to be true. Gently stir.
Fill an Empty Spray Bottle with your vinegar dish detergent solution and be prepared that it will be HOT!
Here is what my children do to their bathtub.
And another photo to share with the world the funky, grossness I call a bathtub.
Now spray on the soap/vinegar mixture. You can see the blue layer in this photo.
Spray everything. I was a little overwhelmed with the smell of the hot vinegar. It could be because my bathroom is the tiniest room in the house with no ventilation or it could be my asthma but be aware that the smell can be STRONG.
Let it set and soak for 2 hours.
I don’t know what the magic is of 2 hours but who am I to complain about walking away from cleaning?
I came back 2 hours later and sprayed down the shower. I DID pull out an old washcloth and gave it a little scrub.
I am not talking elbow grease, sweating kind of scrubbing. I am talking just wipe down the tub. A little swirling action here and there.
Here are my results:
This is my favorite shot. This is the clear grab bar in my tub. We have hard water and there is ALWAYS a white line under the grab bar. The combination the the hard water and the soap makes this white scuz that makes the plastic look like it is scratched.But the mixture DISSOLVED the white line. I wish I had gotten a before shot to show you the difference.
One more of the BEFORE:
And the AFTER:
I got so excited on how well it worked on the tub I did the same to the toilet bowl.
Here is the BEFORE:
Now I was not as impressed with the job it did on the toilet BUT we do have hard water and the toilet is about 12 years old. So it has seen happier days. It got it ‘clean’ but not June Cleaver clean. But I am not June Cleaver so I am happy with the results but not impressed.
So for a few dollars in easy to find supplies you can have a clean tub/shower/toilet with minimal work and minimal chemicals. Sounds like a great way of pinching pennies to me!Pin It