Every once in a while, I come across a tip or trick that sounds so strange or “out there” that I simply have to give it a try! And while some of these tips end up being really useful, they’re not all winners. More than once I have ended up creating more problems than I originally set out to solve. (But at least the fails are usually good for a laugh!)
But thankfully the weird cleaning tip I’ll be sharing with you today was not a fail—not in the slightest! It worked really well in fact, and quickly became my go-to method for cleaning my bathtub! And when I pair this method with my trusty two-ingredient tub and shower cleaner, it makes cleaning my bathtub an absolute breeze. (Get the full scoop on my homemade tub and shower cleaner at the link below!)
But even though my homemade cleaner is only two ingredients, for this cleaning trick you can even simplify it down to one: Dawn dish soap. It’s one of my all-time top cleaning ingredients, because nothing works better at cutting through tough grease and grime than that iconic blue dish soap. (To find out much, much more about cleaning with Dawn, check out my eBook Dazzling Dish Soap! You can buy it in my shop, or get it for free if you’re an OGT Plus member!)
Alright, now it’s time to show you how this trick works! :-)
My Favorite “Weird-But-It-Works” Bathtub Cleaning Trick
*Note: If you’re going to use this method regularly, I would recommend getting a new 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
Get your broom slightly wet, then use it to scrub the soap around the tub. The scrubbing action of the bristles and the grease-cutting action of Dawn will cut through the layers of soap scum, mildew, and other residues that tend to build up in your bathtub.
Step 3 – Rinse
Then grab a cup, bucket, or your shower wand (if you have one), and use it to rinse the soap and grime down the drain. Then stand back and admire your clean, shiny bathtub!
Limited Mobility? This Cleaning Trick Can Help!
While this cleaning trick is can help anyone get their tub clean in a flash, it can be a real game-changer for those with limited mobility. Using a long-handled broom to clean the tub is a great alternative, because it eliminates the need to bend, stretch, or kneel to get at those hard-to-reach spots!
So if you have friends or family members with limited mobility (whether due to arthritis, injuries, old age, or any number of other conditions that affect mobility), be sure to let them know about this cleaning trick! Oh, and feel free to send this post to anyone who wishes cleaning the tub could be a little easier, too. ;-)
What’s your best weird-but-it-works cleaning trick?