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tashabear
tashabear
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I have broken out of the trenches and gone into the No Man's Land of my bathroom: the shower enclosure and tub.

I started with the rust stain under the tap, with salt and lemon juice. It takes elbow grease, but it really works! Works to shine the taps, too. Then I tried rubbing with a little borax, and that
really
lifted the soap scum. I just put borax in my gloved hand, added a little water, and rubbed at the wall. It was like finger-painting in reverse! It's interesting cleaning things when you don't know what color they were in the first place. I didn't get as much done as I wanted, and I didn't get the cabinet cleaned out, but I got a new shower curtain liner and put that and the newly cleaned curtain back up, and the whole place looks better, so I'm pleased. And I was only in there for an hour or two!

I'm seeing the end of this campaign, and am already planning the attack on the kitchen.*




*Yes, I am obsessing. There are worse things to be obsessing over.

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Comments
wishwords From: wishwords Date: July 15th, 2008 07:22 am (UTC) (base camp)
Borax takes off soap scum? Thank you. I'm also obsessing about my bathroom, so I'll pick some up today.

I hesitate to replace my shower curtain liner, even though it's coated with soap scum and stuff. It's one of those heavy duty ones. I'd really like to find a way to clean it and reuse it.

We organized the bathroom cabinets last night. So satisfying. Sounds like we are doing the same things only in reverse order.
soteltie From: soteltie Date: July 15th, 2008 07:54 am (UTC) (base camp)
> It takes elbow grease
My friend, who is handicapped, showed me a great scrubbing tool she bought at Hannafords.

It is a hand-held, battery operated scrubber that has a couple of different brush/bristle attachments. (Some attachments come with it, but I think you have to buy another batch separately.) I think they also sell them on TV, maybe from that Oxyclean guy. Anyway, she raved about the different tools for scrubbing grout and corners, etc. I've been meaning to get one of these myself.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 15th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I have a Black and Decker Scrub Buster, but I don't know where the charger is. I'm looking on it as a workout, anyway. ;-) Plus, it's actually great for boredom. Nothing on TV? Something needs cleaning! My house is a target-rich environment.
albreda From: albreda Date: July 15th, 2008 09:04 am (UTC) (base camp)
Wow - heavy artillery!

We can now see most of the kitchen floor, and have packed away many of the toys that are constantly underfoot, but rarely played with. Not as inspiring as your endeavors, but still progress for us regardless! Thanks for being motivating!
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