Thursday, March 7, 2013

Simple Cleaning Tool - Bathtub

When I figure out a new solution to a problem, I feel like everybody else already knows about it.

I recently bought a pack of dish cloths that have netting on one side.  It is so nice to have the scrubber built right into the cloth and this works well in the kitchen for cleaning the sink, scrubbing baked/cooked on messes and counter tops.

But, then I found another great use for these cloths.   Since I want to be careful about scratching the tub when cleaning it, I thought the scrubber side of these cloths might be good for getting off the soap scum that accumulates.  In the past I have used a sponge that has a scrubber side.

The scrubber dish cloths work great!  First I spray some "Scrubbing Bubbles" bathroom cleaner all around the tub, let it soak in a couple of minutes and then do just a little scrub with the scrubber/net side of the cloth.  The tub comes out sparkling clean!  This was the easiest way yet that I have found to clean the bathtub.  These cloths are easier to clean than sponges because they just go in the washing machine and dryer.

Its a good idea to mark the cloths that are going to be used in the bathroom with a permanent laundry marker or buy a different color that would only be used in the bathroom.  I wouldn't want to use the same cloths in the kitchen or launder them together.

In case you are wondering, I found my scrubber cloths in the kitchen towel and cloth section at Walmart.

So there you have it!  Another exciting adventure at Homemaking Dreams!


Pen Pen said...

Thank you Debbie, I am always looking for new cleaning tips. And the bathtub is always a challenge for me!

Meggie said...

Hi Debbie...I have bought these in the past, but never thought about using them on the tub....thanks for your idea.

tales from a handmade home said...

I haven't seen any cloths with built in netting here in the UK, it's a great idea, I'm wondering if I could use the netting the oranges come in from the supermarket, maybe by incorporating it into one of my hand knitted dishcloths..........thanks for the inspiration Debbie.

Auntie M said...

Whoopee!! Great idea.

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