Thrifty Tips is what I am sharing today!
Linda and I are happy you are joining us for Thrifty Things Friday!
Wow, today is the first day of Spring! Woohoo!
With Spring in mind and all of the Spring Cleaning being done out there, I thought I would share a couple of easy and thrifty cleaning tips.
I know many of you out there are cleaning fiends! It is your way of de-stressing. I wish I had that gene! LOL Some days I get the cleaning bug and I go crazy shining and sparkling everything up. But, that only hits me once in a blue moon.
Here are a couple of my super easy and thrifty tips for the shower/bath tub area.
Warning: Real life pictures ahead! No pretty magazine worthy photos here today!!
I’m all about Preventive cleaning! In other words, make cleaning as easy as possible.
I have one of those plastic corner shelving things in the bathtub. you know the ones to hold all your shampoo and stuff. On the bottom shelf I keep an old shower nylon scrubby and any type of shampoo, bath gel or bubble bath that I get that I don’t like for whatever reason. Don’t we all get those lovely gift sets with different products like this?
The last thing I do before I get out of the shower is grab that cleaning scrubby and put some soap on it and clean one wall. or some area in the shower. I used to have the handheld shower head and it was simple to just spray the soap of the wall now, I use a cup I keep on this shelf to rinse the wall or area of soap.
I find using up these products this way helps so that cleaning the tub and shower walls don’t become a big major cleaning project. Do a little at a time.
These plastic shelving units get real gunky real fast! It’s just the reality that soap will drip and gunk up. Welcome to the real world! And when you go to scrub it what happens? It seems to take forever to get the soap off because it keeps sudsing up. So, on these shelves I keep a washcloth folding. Every week or two, I snatch them off and throw them in the wash. NO SCRUBBING!! Woot!
I know, simple right? I like simple!
Now this tip is a “use what you have” tip.
For all my scrubbing pads, Mr. Erasers and dish clothes, I use a pretty vintage art deco amber glass compote dish. It keeps all these things neatly in one dish by my kitchen sink and no more messes gathering on the sink itself. I can just pop this dish in the dishwasher when it needs cleaned or just rinse it by hand. Now all that water and soap residue doesn’t gunk up around the sink and into the edges so I don’t have to keep scrubbing this area.
I use the different pretty dishes I find thrifting as my soap dishes in each bathroom (Do you like how I put a brand new bar of soap in it for this picture? LOL I thought I would save you from seeing the used stub that is really in this dish!) . It keeps the soap mess clean and why find these pretty little gems and not use them?
Okay, now my last cleaning tip is more of a “Saw it, Tried it and it Failed” thing.
I’m sure a lot of you have heard that when you have a pan with burnt on food put some aluminum foil in it with hot water and the foil will help loosen up the the burnt food. I even have this tip pinned on Pinterest, well not for long! It did absolutely nothing! So, forget and ignore this internet myth when you see it!
I’m starting to feel like an “Internet Mythbuster!” LOL
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