Monday, March 10, 2014

For the First Time Ever: A Cleaning Tip

After a week of Oscars glitz, eye candy and bling, I thought it would be good to come back down to reality, in the form of two of my least favorite words: house cleaning. In case you’re not aware, I’m not likely to win any housekeeping of the year awards nor am I even in the race for any. In fact, my attitude towards cleaning can best be summed up as this:





So, for me to use blog space to talk about a cleaning tip should indicate to you how MIRACULOUS this idea is not that it is the first sign of the apocalypse. Seriously, I haven’t been this excited about cleaning since…well, never. Here goes.

Who doesn’t love the sleek modern look of a glass-walled shower? It says clean and modern and in the case of the photo below: Zen, calm, ‘so rich we can have a window in the shower because we have no neighbors’. That is, right up until you use it for the first time. Then, increasingly, it says ‘streaky, gummy, and kind of gross’. Until now. I just learned that you can take a damp dryer sheet cloth and it removes soap scum immediately, without scrubbing. I had been using vinegar (because Windex is a scam and doesn’t work anyway) and it works but you have to work it. And then it smells. So, I tried this method and could not believe how easy it was. And you don’t need fancy Bounce dryer sheets—I used the cheapo Costco variety.

Given that we are in the midst of house hunting (more on that later) this is a game changer for me. Now, I can look at showers like the one pictured and think, ‘Ah, relaxing’ rather than ‘I will never clean that’.


There you go, what is likely to be my only cleaning tip in the lifetime of this blog. You’re welcome.




Do you have any tricks that make the painfulness of cleaning easy? If so SHARE!


4 comments:

Sarah said...

OMG Catherine THANK YOU - I was just standing in my shower this morning realising that I could actually scratch a pattern in the soap scum on the shower door and thinking I must give it a scrub - am going to try this immediately!

Sarah said...

And I did - and it works! :-)

Bridget said...

I also tried it immediately and it totally worked. What a fantastic tip. So many times I've tried to clean the shower and became nearly overwhelmed with the fumes. Thank you for sharing this. What else you got?

Catherine said...

Crazy right?! It could not be easier, well, unless you had a handsome buff guy to do it for you. But if you have to do it yourself this is the best thing ever.

Are you kidding, Bridget? You're lucky I could come up with even one cleaning anything!

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