One of my boards on Pinterest is Tips and Tricks. On this board I pin ideas to make life easier; a lot of these pins include cleaning and laundry tips. The first pin I tried was for the bath tub. Below is the “recipe”
Tub Cleaner – vinegar and dish soap, no scrubbing! Heat 1/2C white vinegar in m’wave for 90 sec, pour int spray bottle. Add 1/2C BLUE Dawn dish soap. Shake gently to mix. Spray on surface, let it sit 1-2 hours. Just wipe it away then rinse with water. Should also take soap scum off shower doors!
Truthfully I didn’t have high hopes for this working. Our tub is pretty old and dirt just seems to stick to it. But I thought it couldn’t hurt to try. The downside was that you need to heat the vinegar for 90 seconds so the house smelled like vinegar for about 30 min. It’s not a bad smell but it’s not the most inviting smell in the world.
I mixed the concoction and applied to the tub, then let it sit for about an hour an half. I was too impatient to wait for the full 2 hours – and I had to take a shower. When I turned on the water the dirt began to move and go down the drain!! It took a little prompting with my foot but in the end the section I applied this mixture to was sooo much cleaner than I had ever gotten it. And I have spent some time scrubbing that tub.
I fully recommend doing and it has now become part of my cleaning ritual.
Here is a picture of tub with the “recipe”. This picture makes our but look disgusting. I promise I clean it often. I tried to take an after picture but the shadows in the bathroom didn’t do it justice. I did only half the tub so I could see a comparison and in person it’s amazeballs!! This is a pin that works.
I also took the time to try one of the laundry tips I found. My favorite white shirt went through the wash with a striped blue shirt and came out with a blueish tint – which you can’t really see in this picture. Since I have never been able to find a white shirt that I like as much as this one I was on a mission to restore it.
I found the following whitening tip
HOT HOT HOT water
1 cup of laundry detergent
1 cup powdered dish washer detergent
1 cup bleach
1/2 cup borax
Another success – kind of. Most of the blueish tint came out, but now it’s kind of splotchy so I think I may need another soaking with less water and a longer time frame. But the shirt did get whiter!