I recently came across a tip for cleaning your bathtub that seemed so strange, I simply had to try it! It reminded me immediately of my amazing 2-ingredient homemade shower cleaner, because this cleaning trick also involves Dawn dish soap! (You can get all the details about that homemade shower cleaner at the link below.)
But this cleaning trick is an even easier twist on that homemade shower cleaner! (Which is saying a lot, because that one is really easy too.) While they are both easy and effective, this bathtub cleaning trick is great for people who have a hard time cleaning the hard-to-reach spots in their tub or shower. Make sure to pass this post along to the seniors in your life, or to anyone who has arthritis, injuries, or any other condition that limits mobility. Or, basically ANYONE who is looking for an easier way to accomplish this dreaded chore.
Alright, now it’s time to show you how this trick works! :-)
A Weird (But Effective!) Bathtub Cleaning Trick
*Note: If you’re going to use this tip regularly, I would get a broom specifically for this purpose. A dirty broom won’t help you get your tub clean, so grab a cheap new one from the dollar store!
Step 1 – Soap
Grab your trusty Dawn dish soap and squirt some onto the bottom and sides of your bathtub.
Step 2 – Scrub
Then use the broom to sweep/scrub the soap around the tub. The scrubbing action of the bristles and the grease-cutting action of the Dawn will help cut through the soap scum, mildew, and other residues that build up in your bathtub.
Step 3 – Rinse
Then grab a cup, bucket, or your shower wand (if your tub has one), and rinse the soap down the drain. Then stand back and admire your clean, shiny bathtub!
Do you have any favorite strange-but-effective cleaning tricks? I’d love to hear about them! Leave your tip or trick in a comment on the blog post, and you and your tip could be featured in a future OGT blog post!