You don’t need to scrub for days in order to remove hard water stains. Just one tool! And to remove soap scum? Just one minute!
Confession time: this is not the post I had planned today. But when I got a delivery from Amazon, I knew that my posting schedule needed to change because I needed to share this with you all ASAP. It would be cruel and rude to not share these easy cleaning tips!
Another confession? I have been neglecting some of the deep cleaning in our home, choosing to spend 15 minutes here and there to make sure our home is presentable, sanitary, and safe, but the stuff that takes some elbow grease? I haven’t had it in me. I’m sharing the above picture in mild shame. Please do not judge me, I swear we’re clean people! The walls of the tub get like that in literally one week, in my defense. Darn well water.
Having 2 kiddos under 2 means everything I do needs to be streamlined (which is why I created blog post templates!). Time is not a luxury when you have 2 little time bombs who could go a crying jag at any time. Because of this, I need to find ways to cut time where I can. I’ve found that in order to clean the tough spots of our bathroom, these are the only 3 things I need! (Also, this is not a sponsored post. I was genuiney so excited about this product that I had to share it asap!!)
Remove Soap Scum in 1 Minute
Confused by the toilet cleaner? Don’t be! It’s your new best friend. When we first moved into our house, the tub and walls of the shower were so nastily neglected – I could scrape off soap scum with my nail. Not necessarily where you want to shower, to say the least! I actually used a brillo pad in order to get it all off once and for all after spending almost an hour and an entire magic eraser trying to get just one square foot cleaned. Obviously, this isn’t ideal, as it can strip the finish off your tub if you go too hard. So what’s the solution?
Your toilet bowl cleaner! Since the tub and toilet are similar in material, using the toilet brush should be safe on your tub. Spray your tub with cleaner of your choice, let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub, scrub, scrub! It only took me 1 minute to do our whole tub. This works on the tub AND the shower walls. Amazing, I tell you!! Spray it down the with the shower head to rinse the ick off.
The Crazy Easy Way to Remove Hard Water Stains
Back when I was pregnant with Owen, Alex and I went to Lowe’s where he did the man thing and took forever looking for I have no idea what. (love ya, babe!) As usual, I quickly got bored and began browsing around, looking at different cleaning supplies. I remember seeing this Scouring Stick, thinking it was weird/interesting, and filing it my mind under, “things to check out on some unknown date.” Well, it turns out that date was last week when I took a look at our shower and toilet and decided I was fed. up.
Our tub has looked like this since before we moved in. I assumed it was some kind of stain that would never be gone unless we got a new tub, since no amount of scrubbing, bleach, special cleaners worked. I tried cleaners of all brands and varieties promising to remove hard water stains to no avail. There’s a bit of a dip in the tub there where water collects, so I assumed that was that. Until I remembered that weirdo scouring stick.
So to the interwebs I travelled, like any good millennial, where I found this, with a 4.5 star review and 535 reviews. Okay, sold. Oh, and it’s only $6? Double sold. I ordered on Friday and it arrived on Monday before lunch. (Gotta love Prime! <– if you don’t have it, try the free 30-day trial. It is what sold us!!) I was so excited to see if it would work that rather than waiting for post-bedtime cleaning, I tried it as soon as the dudes went down for naps.
Spoiler alert: It worked so well I changed my blogging schedule to tell you about it. Yeaup.
Long version: Wet the stone/stick. I suggest using gloves, especially if going into the toilet, but to each her own. Scrub stain. Rinse occasionally to see progress. This is after maybe 15 seconds of scrubbing. No lie.
After maybe 2 minutes I was totally done. The toilet took a bit longer, but that’s because the shape is weirder. Seriously, you guys! How amazing is that?!??! No elbow grease required.
Okay, so have you ever tried a Scouring Stone? Do you have a great trick for cleaning hard spots? Let me now in the comments!
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