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Tuesday: Time to Tackle. . . Cleaning the Shower

Has anyone else noticed how the same ideas seem to keep popping up on pinterest, blogs, and other social media sites?  The other day, I read about the amazing bathroom cleaner made with vinegar and Dawn dish washing detergent, so I decided to give it a try. 

I don't even know who to credit for the recipe; I found multiple pinterest pins, and multiple blog entries that mentioned it, and I didn't ever find the original post.  Most of the recipes said to add equal parts of warm vinegar (microwave it) and Dawn dish washing detergent (the blue kind) into a spray bottle, spray it on the shower, leave on for some length of time, then rinse off. 

Swallowing all pride, I found the grungiest shower tile I could for a "before" photo:


I sprayed on the mixture.  The scent was extremely strong, and not just a vinegar smell.  More of a "open-the-window, I-need-to-breathe" smell.  

I left the cleaner on for a few hours before rinsing it off.  Some sites said to leave on overnight, others said 15 minutes.  I decided to compromise.  Rinsing took forever, as Dawn makes a lot of bubbles.  Be extremely careful if you clean the floor of the shower with this mixture! You'll want to have it thoroughly rinsed before showering to avoid falling.

Using a sponge, I scrubbed just a bit.  Mainly, the tile just needed to be rinsed (and rinsed, and rinsed.) 

Dawn and vinegar definitely improved the state of the shower:


Thankful thought:  Thanks for all who share ideas!

Comments

  1. WOW! I wondered about this myself. Thanks for posting about your experiment I'm going to give it a whirl. I won't even show you my grungiest tile - a horror show!!LOL

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  2. neat blog, kristi! found you via the blog hop xo

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  3. Hi. I found your blog through the Sew Many Ways find a friend link up :)

    I haven't seen this yet but I definitely NEED to try it! I have three boys ages 8,7, and 5. My 7 and 5 year old LOVES to dig in the dirt in our back yard so when they come inside they are COVERED from head to toe, literally. So needless to say, my kids' bathroom tub is dreadful! I have tried EVERYTHING, except this mixture, so it's time to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  4. This is amazing, I'm about to make this mixture for my shower and here is your post. :) Now I am ready to tackle my messy shower. Thanks.

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