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Thursday, August 20, 2009

How to have a spotless shower - even when you can't bend over

Are you laughing at this 39 wk pregnant mama? I haven't been able to bend over well for awhile now, so I had to come up with an alternate plan for scrubbing the floor of our shower stall.

Since Sweetpea likes to take showers, I usually use a homemade vinegar solution to disinfect. I have two secrets to keeping buildup off my shower walls and floor - we switched to Dove soap, which doesn't seem to create soapy buildup like my beloved former soap did, and I scrub down the shower with a Mr. Clean magic eraser every few weeks.

Now...how to scrub that floor... Even with my secret weapons, this started to get tricky around the fourth of July for me. Then one day I dropped the magic eraser while scrubbing the wall. Drat! I went to push the eraser toward the door with my foot when inspiration struck. I could do a darn good job of scrubbing the floor by covering the magic eraser with my foot and sliding it around. Using my foot, while it sounds silly, allowed me to put more of my body weight into scrubbing, and I think I'll likely stick with this method even after this baby is born!

What tips and tricks do you use for cleaning the shower or the bathtub? I'd love to hear them!

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McVal said...

WOW! Good idea! You've got to do what you've got to do!
I've scrubbed our kitchen floor that way before. It sure beats getting down on your hands and knees. I do have a mop, but it's a lousy one.

angie said...

Here's the best tried and true advice I can give you:

Have someone else do it. :)

Condo Blues said...

Great idea! I done that to wipe up water spills on the kitchen floor with a rag, but I don't have an excuse other than I'm too lazy to bend over.

If you have a build up of mold/mildew in your bathroom check the ventilation! My old ceiling exhaust fan just met code meaning it was there but wasn't powerful enough to do the job. Once I replaced it with a more powerful one - no mildew problem in the bathroom!

Michelle said...

I love the idea of using the Mister Clean Magic Eraser. Those things ROCK. Ummm does hiring a cleaning lady count as a secret?

Brooke said...

You made me laugh with the visual :) And I think that's a fab idea....I've actualy been "scrubbing" the tub on hands and knees with a Magic Eraser for a while now - works like a charm!

Down Comforter said...

I have one of the automatic shower cleaning doo-hickeys. You push the button and it sprays down the entire shower!