And guess what...its made with things you already have around your house. Bonus!
Let me start with a little background: The tub in our rental is refinished. Yes, refinished. You didn't know you could do that to a tub? Neither did we. Signing our lease came with a list of things we were not allowed to use on our tub. Products that contain bleach, scrubby things (like Ajax), etc.
The tub isn't quite angled enough to get all of the water to run down the drain at the end of a shower. Add to that, a bathroom fan that does NOTHING (I'm constantly battling mildew), and you end up with little puddles of water which eventually dry, but leave nasty, grimy, soap scum-y spots all over the bottom.
Being the good tenant that I am, I was using a standard tub and tile cleaner (Method brand, if you're curious) and scrubbing til my arm felt like it would fall off....and then despairing because it still didn't look that much cleaner.
This left me dreading cleaning the bathroom, which means it got put off longer, which means I had to scrub even more for my tub to look decent. Vicious cycle.
Enter Pinterest. And vinegar. Because every pinner knows, by now, that vinegar is a miracle solution that solves every problem EVER.
Here's what you need:
- Dish Soap - Pinterest says YOU MUST USE ORIGINAL DAWN OR BABY SEALS WILL DIE but, really, I used our Costco brand, environmentally friendly stuff, and it worked just fine.
- Vinegar - plain white, distilled
- Warm water
If you want some measurements, here are a couple links to blogs who provide them. Here and here.
Just a note, I think both use equal parts vinegar and soap (and no water), but believe me, you can get away with less soap and vinegar.
I sprayed it onto the whole inside of my tub and let it sit for as long as it took to clean the toilet. Then I took my sponge and started wiping. I didn't even have to scrub folks! Mild pressure while wiping. That's it. It even works great on faucets and things of that nature.
I rinsed. My tub sparkled. Everyone was happy.
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