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bathroom cleaning..ugh.

Im sure most of you feel the same way I do about cleaning the bathrooms..not the most glorious cleaning task, but it must be done. I was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions on making cleaning the tub easier, everytime I clean ours, it seems Im cleaning myself more than the tub! lol I know someone must have some tricks up their sleeves! Any suggestions are appreciated! Thanks!

Re: bathroom cleaning..ugh.

  • lol...

    I know this might sound crazy but I use the swiffer wet jets. It makes cleaning the bathtub so much easier. The pole helps you to reach everything. Also,I dont have to stand in the tub to clean it, and I never get wet.

    Hope this helps

    :) 

  • I spray mine down top to bottom.  I stand outside the shower and scrub the walls working from right to left (I'm a little OCD).  I do manage to scrub down my entire shower without ever stepping into it.  I get the largest cup I can find (the plastic large size cups from any fast food restaurant works greatt) Run the water to the tub and fill cup and pour VERY GENTLY over the walls of the shower.  HTH

    Edit:  I also use a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water

  • For the tub, I spray it down with bleach, leave it sit for 5 minutes, and then wipe it down with a magic eraser.

    For the shower, kinda the same thing, spray it with bleach, leave it sit, and then rinse with a big cup of water, like pp mentioned.

     

  • I clean mine when I'm in it.  About once a week, while I'm showering, I squirt shampoo or bodywash on a washcloth and wipe down the walls and benches, then rinse with my handheld shower head.  I squirt shampoo/bodywash on the floor and use the washcloth under my feet to scrub it down.  Doing this weekly keeps the grime from building up and I only have to scrub it with Comet/Bleach/whatever a few times/year.  When I do those scrubbings, I use spray Pledge on the walls and benches and rub it in.  It's a tip from a cleaning lady I know--it helps prevent water spots and other things from building up/sticking to the walls.

    My sink and countertop are glass.  I wipe those down daily when I'm done getting ready, and clean them with glass cleaner once/week.  I keep some shampoo and some Lysol wipes on the back of my toilet.  Once a week, I squirt some shampoo into the bowl and clean it with a toilet brush, and wipe down the lid, tank, etc., with the wipes. 

    That sounds like a lot when it's all typed out but, seriously, we are talking mere minutes/week here and the bathroom stays nice and clean.

  • image Crash*Into*Me:

    I'm sorry, you use Pledge in the shower? Isn't that a slip hazard? I know how dangerous it is on a wooden floor, I can't imagine it in a shower.

    Although, I guess this isn't as bad as the girl who uses oven cleaner in her shower.

    What??  lol

     

    When I'm being lazy I spray the shower with Method Daily Shower every day.  Then I rarely have to scrub it.  Maybe once a month just wipe it down, but no more scrubbing!  When I'm not being lazy I spray it with a vinegar and water mixture, but I do have to scrub a little more when I do actual cleanings.  

  • Fabulous suggestions ladies! I knew some of you had some tricks up your sleeves!  I'll start trying them until I find one that works for me! Thank you!
  • image Crash*Into*Me:

    I'm sorry, you use Pledge in the shower? Isn't that a slip hazard? I know how dangerous it is on a wooden floor, I can't imagine it in a shower.

    Although, I guess this isn't as bad as the girl who uses oven cleaner in her shower.

    Yes.  I spray it onto a rag, then wipe down the walls and benches with the rag.  Even if I spray it directly onto the walls, it's not like it comes flying out uncontrollably and gets on the floor.  I don't see how Pledge on the walls and benches of my shower is a slip hazard.  I'm not spraying it on the floor, and it doesn't "run" down the walls onto the floor!  You should try it--it really helps keep the water spots and other stuff from building up on the walls.

  • And I thought I was the only one that uses a cup! lol

    What you can also do is just get a very good bathroom cleaner like clorox and spray it on for a few mins and just rinse it off with the cup and you won't have to clean yourself up! =) Or just get the scrubbing bubbles automatic shower cleaner that does it for you, that will help!Smile

  • image brooklyn_01:

    lol...

    I know this might sound crazy but I use the swiffer wet jets. It makes cleaning the bathtub so much easier. The pole helps you to reach everything. Also,I dont have to stand in the tub to clean it, and I never get wet.

    Hope this helps

    :) 

     

    I also do this.. i also use MR clean bathroom scrubber for the tub. I think it works great. It also has a pole but not as long as the swiffer so I only use it for the tub and grimy areas then use the swiffer for the higher up areas and actually I'm off to do this right now

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  • I do exactly what rrodney does! Instead of the vinegar I use either Bon Ami with a scotch bright scrubby, or Method scrub, they both work amazingly! Have fun ;)
  • I make a paste of peppermint Dr. Bronners and Baking Soda.  I apply it to the shower in a circular motion and then rinse with the big cup.  It takes like 5 minutes and leaves the shower clean and minty fresh.  I do this every other week, but FI works at a dairy...
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