Who else loathes cleaning their bathtub and shower? 🙋🏾♀️ This girl does for sure. It takes a lot of endurance and flexibility to clean them since, most of the time, it requires you to bend over and get on your knees (sometimes even inside the tub) to scrub away at scum and stubborn grout. And if you’re anything like me, you may also do a lot of slipping and falling. 🤦🏾♀️🤷🏾♀️
So is there a way to make this cleaning chaos a little easier? Or if not easier, is there something that could be used to help us all to see better, cleaner results after putting in such hard work?
When it comes tub and shower cleaning, there is a number of different things we have to worry about. Scrubbing grout and soap scum, keeping the drains clean, getting all of the dirt out of the nooks and crannies of the walls, and sometimes if it’s bad enough, keeping mold away. So again, what products should we use and how do we tackle these problems in the easiest way possible while still being effective?
In my years of cleaning I’ve done a lot of research. Through this research, I have come across many different strategies that people say work for them with, not only tub cleaning, but just with cleaning in general (counter wiping, toilets, sinks, etc…). Some methods work and some don’t. But it also depends on a person’s needs. What works for one may not work for the other. But that’s why it’s always good to keep trying new things until you find that right strategy or solution that fits what you need. So without any further babbling, here’s the first solution that I’ve tried and stuck with:
•Mix vinegar, dawn or Palmolive dish washing soap (both work about the same to me and they’re cheap!) and hot water in a spray bottle. Spray all areas of your tub and shower down with the mixed solution and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Then scrub (dirt should come right up), and rinse. I usually do this once a week just to keep all the dirt and scum from building back up and makes tub and shower cleaning a lot easier and faster.
•Another product I personally find to get the job done is CLR. This product is really better used on shower tiles to tackle grout, but it can also be used on tubs and sinks that have a lot of lime and calcium build up.
Give it 20 minutes to sit. I personally like to use a Brillo soap pad or a pruning scone to help with the scrubbing. But you can use whatever scrub brush you like. Even a tooth brush. (Another tip: pruning scones also work really well with getting rust build up on different surfaces and inside of toilet bowls).
What about the no bending and getting on your knees part you ask? Four words.. back brace and knee pads (five words). I’m kidding. Unless you actually need the brace and knee pads then by all means use it (although in my opinion, if you do require those, you probably shouldn’t be doing much cleaning. Get some help! See I care…). I’m sorry. Hopefully You guys will get use to me. But all terrible sarcasm and jokes aside, there really is a solution available that I found to help minimize the amount of bending and knee sitting you actually do while cleaning tubs and showers. (Down below 👇🏾 boom)
•Clorox Scrubtastic power Brush. I personally like this scrub brush because the extended handle allows you to avoid the amount of bending and knee sitting you do on average when cleaning your tub and shower, while the brush does all the hard scrubbing for you. It also comes with different brush sizes and shapes which allows you to switch between brushes according to what you need in different areas. (I.g: cleaning small corners and nooks of your tub/shower). https://amzn.to/2JZRTyk
Now as I said before, these are just some of the things that personally have worked best for me. So some of you will like these solutions and some will not. And that’s okay! If any of you give these a try feel free to comment below and let us know how it goes! If you have other solutions that you find work better for you, let us know that too!
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