Let me just go ahead and be the first to say...
"Hi. My name is Jessi, and I'm addicted to Pinterest..."
Yes, it's true...I am on the site multiple times a day...and I love it. (Wow, 'fessing up to 2 addictions in as many days... Oh well, just keepin' it real...) I did connected with some of what these ladies were calling some 'cons' of the site...namely for me that it can be a time waster, and stir up feelings of discontent or inadequacy. Mostly though, for myself, I do get lots of ideas from it that ARE actually feasible, like recipes and DIY projects, and little tips...like for this cleaning solution that I made and tried today. (This isn't my pic...it's the one from Pinterest - I was too lazy to take one, plus I was on a cleaning streak and didn't want to stop for blog photography. If you click the pic, it will take you to the blog post with the directions for making the tub/shower cleaner.) The page says specifically to use the blue Dawn, so I'm not sure why they show this one...but whatever. It's super easy to make...
|12 ounces of white vinegar, 12 ounces of blue Dawn dishsoap; mix and
pour in a spray bottle. (And just a note...spray bottles like this at
Target were $4-5. I found one for $1.50 at Giant.) |
I am happy to report to you that it work fantastically, and I think will be much more economical than my traditional favorite 'Scrubbing Bubbles'. I can be a little picky about my bathroom cleaners...I don't like things that aren't thick enough and just run off (i.e. - sprays such as Tilex or Fantastic) or that smell terribly chemically. Now, I will admit, there's a slight vinegary smell to this, but after I rinsed it away, it was totally gone within a few minutes. But it's nice and thick and cleans great...even where I had little rust dots from our razors. While I did wipe everything with a sponge, the only 'scrubbing' I did was on those rust dots. My only real complaint is that it produces TONS of bubbles which I had trouble getting rid of, but when I went back to the site, someone mentioned if that happened to sprinkle some salt and rinse, and they'd be gone...so I'll keep that in mind for next time. I also realized after doing the shower/tub that I didn't need to use as much as I did, so I didn't go quite so squirt-happy on the sinks.
It did great on my chrome faucets as well.
Overall, a big win for another Pinterest idea!